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Tony Mottola (I) (1918–2004)

Tony Mottola was born on April 18, 1918 in Kearney, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Tonight! (1953), Running on Empty (1988) and The Joke and the Valley (1961). He was married to Grace Mottola. He died on August 9, 2004 in Denville, New Jersey. See full bio »

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Tonight! Music Department
Running on Empty
Running on Empty Composer
The Joke and the Valley
The Joke and the Valley Music Department
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 1961 The Joke and the Valley (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1956-1957 Tonight! (TV Series) (musician - 28 episodes)
- Finale (1957) ... (musician: guitar)
- Ernie Kovacs Guest Host Finale (1957) ... (musician: guitar)
- Ernie Kovacs Guest Host (1957) ... (musician: guitar)
- Episode #5.68 (1956) ... (musician: guitar)
- Kovacs Guest Host (1956) ... (musician: guitar)
 1956 Giant (musician: guitarist - uncredited)
 1953 Violated (musician: guitar - uncredited)
  Danger (TV Series) (music performer - 3 episodes, 1951 - 1952) (musician - 1 episode, 1951)
- The System (1952) ... (music performer)
- The Lady on the Rock (1951) ... (music performer)
- Death Among the Relics (1951) ... (music performer)
- Marley's Ghost (1951) ... (musician: guitar)
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Prolific session musician. Among the many artists he worked with were Guy Mitchell and The Jodimars (1950s rock group made up of former members of Bill Haley and the Comets). See more »

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Made numerous recordings with Enoch Light during the 1970's and 80's. See more »


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