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Billy May (I) (1916–2004)

Distinguished multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter, arranger, conductor and songwriter whose instantly-recognizable style remains a longtime trademark. The son of a roofer and a youthful asthmatic, his physician advised therapy through playing the tuba. In his school band, he developed an appreciation of the other instruments and became a self-taught... See full bio »

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 1993 L'Oeil Du Cyclone (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1981 Pennies from Heaven (uncredited)
 1978 Little Mo (TV Movie)
 1978 Sam (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1978)
- Episode #1.5 (1978)
- Episode #1.4 (1978)
- Episode #1.3 (1978)
- Episode #1.2 (1978)
 1973-1978 Emergency! (TV Series) (90 episodes)
- Limelight (1977)
- Hypochondri-Cap (1977)
- All Night Long (1977)
 1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Your Hit Parade (1978)
 1977 CHiPs (TV Series)
 1977 Tail Gunner Joe (TV Movie)
 1976 American Reunion (Documentary)
 1975 The Specialists (TV Movie)
 1969 The Ballad of Andy Crocker (TV Movie)
 1969 The Pigeon (TV Movie)
 1967 Tony Rome
 1963 Johnny Cool
 1962 Sergeants 3
 1960-1962 Naked City (TV Series) (43 episodes)
- Bridge Party (1961)
- Ooftus Goofus (1961)
- The Hot Minerva (1961)
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Buy a Nightmare (1960)
- Tinge of Red (1960)
- Amateur Night (1960)
- Man on the Ledge (1960)
- The Junket (1960)
 1960 Mel-O-Toons (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Gosomer Wump (1960) ... (uncredited)
 1958 Love That Jill (TV Series)
 1957 Bernardine (uncredited)
 1956 The Jaywalker (Short)
 1955 Tara the Stone Cutter (Short)
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Show Show Soundtrack (34 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Self (6 credits)

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Musical director, Time-Life Records: "The Swing Era". See more »

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Musical director for CBS Radio's "The Stan Freberg Show" (1957). See more »

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