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Tommy Newsom (1929–2007)

Tommy Newsom was born on February 25, 1929 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Thomas Penn Newsom. He is known for his work on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), Night of 100 Stars (1982) and Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (1988). He was married to Patricia Hernansky. He died on April 28, 2007 in Portsmouth. See full bio »

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Known For

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962-1992)
Night of 100 Stars
Night of 100 Stars Music Department
(1982)
Ted
Ted Soundtrack
(2012)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Music department (5 credits)
 2005 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Peter Lassally/Doc Severinsen/Johnny Carson Tribute (2005) ... (musician: saxophone on Doc Severinsen's performance of 'Here's That Rainy Day')
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (musician - 50 episodes, 1962 - 1992) (musical director - 4 episodes, 1978 - 1987) (conductor - 1 episode, 1977) (musical conductor - 1 episode, 1974) (music conductor - 1 episode, 1974)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (musician: The Tonight Show Band - Saxophone - uncredited)
- Episode dated 20 May 1992 (1992) ... (musician: saxophone - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Episode dated 19 May 1992 (1992) ... (musician: saxophone - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Clint Eastwood/David Letterman/Bob Hope (1992) ... (musician: saxophone - uncredited)
- Episode dated 12 May 1992 (1992) ... (musician: saxophone - as The Tonight Show Band)
 1988 Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (TV Special) (principal arranger)
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (arranger - uncredited)
 1982 Night of 100 Stars (TV Special) (music arranger)
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 2012 Ted (writer: "Song For The Young Folk" - as Thomas Newsom)
 2005 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Peter Lassally/Doc Severinsen/Johnny Carson Tribute (2005) ... (performer: "Here's That Rainy Day")
 2003 Bad Santa (arranger: "Deck the Halls")
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 1984) (performer - 1 episode, 1984)
- Jerry Lewis/Dabney Coleman (1984) ... (arranger: "Happy Go Lucky Local") / (performer: "Happy Go Lucky Local")
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 1993 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Tommy Newsom
- Larry's Agent (1993) ... Tommy Newsom
 1988 Newhart (TV Series)
Tommy Newsom
- A Midseason's Night Dream (1988) ... Tommy Newsom
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 2005 Ruth Brown: Better Late Than Never (Documentary)
Himself
 2005 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
Himself - Musical Support
- Peter Lassally/Doc Severinsen/Johnny Carson Tribute (2005) ... Himself - Musical Support
 2000 E! Mysteries & Scandals (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Carol Wayne (2000) ... Himself
 1991-1992 Blossom (TV Series)
Himself
- The Making of the President (1992) ... Himself
- Intervention (1991) ... Himself
 1970-1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Substitute Bandleader / Himself / Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Saxophone / ...
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... Himself (uncredited)
- Episode dated 27 March 1992 (1992) ... Himself - Announcer
- Woody Harrelson/Blake Clark/Cathy Guisewite (1992) ... Himself - Substitute Bandleader
- Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Douglas (1992) ... Himself - Saxophonist
- Episode dated 31 January 1992 (1992) ... Himself - Substitute Bandleader
 1989 The New Hollywood Squares (TV Series)
Himself - Panelist
- Episode dated 17 April 1989 (1989) ... Himself - Panelist
 1988 ALF (TV Series)
Himself
- Tonight, Tonight: Part 1 (1988) ... Himself
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 2012 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (2012) ... Himself (uncredited)
 2007 The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - In Memoriam
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Known as "Mr Excitement" as dubbed by Johnny Carson for his low-key personality and his drab brown and blue suits, in contrast to bandleader Doc Severinsen. See more »

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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