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James Last (1929–2015)

James Last was born on April 17, 1929 in Bremen, Germany as Hans Last. He is known for his work on ZDF Hitparade (1969), The Country Doctor (1987) and Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps (2007). He was married to Christine Grundner and Waltraut. He died on June 9, 2015 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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ZDF Hitparade
ZDF Hitparade Composer
The Country Doctor
Das Traumschiff
Das Traumschiff Composer


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 2010 Das Traumschiff (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Panama (2010)
 2009 Dinosaurier
 1988 Lorentz & Söhne (TV Series)
 1985 Grenzenloses Himmelblau (TV Movie)
 1985 Drachenfutter (Documentary short)
 1969-1984 ZDF Hitparade (TV Series) (main title composer - 183 episodes)
- Episode #1.183 (1984) ... (main title composer)
- Episode #1.182 (1984) ... (main title composer)
- Episode #1.181 (1984) ... (main title composer)
- Episode #1.180 (1984) ... (main title composer)
- Episode #1.179 (1984) ... (main title composer)
 1982 Kreisbrandmeister Felix Martin (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Ein Routinetag (1982)
- Die Todeswolke (1982)
 1980 Show-Express (TV Series)
 1971 The Captain
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He was a big-band leader, composer, and arranger. He sold millions of records with his trademark "happy music", upbeat versions of pop and classical favorites performed by his orchestra. See more »



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