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Red Nichols (1905–1965)

Red Nichols was born on May 8, 1905 in Ogden, Utah, USA as Ernest Loring Nichols. He was married to Willa Stutsman. He died on June 28, 1965 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. See full bio »

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(age 60) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (performer: "Indiana (Back Home Again In)" (1917))
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway (performer: "Poor Butterfly")
 1959 The Five Pennies (performer: "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1862) - uncredited)
 1935 The Parade of the Maestros (Short) (performer: "The Dixieland Band", "In the Middle of a Kiss" - uncredited)
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 1959 The Five Pennies
Clicquot Club Eskimo (uncredited)
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest
- Episode #4.3 (1953) ... Guest
 1951 Disc Jockey
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 1959 The Five Pennies (musician: Danny Kaye's trumpet solos)
 1950 Panic in the Streets (orchestrator - uncredited)
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 1959 The Five Pennies (suggested by the life of - as Loring 'Red' Nichols)
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 1959-1965 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Himself - Cornettist / Himself
- Wayfarer on the Mississippi (1965) ... Himself - Cornettist (as Red Nichols and His Five Pennies)
- Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary (1964) ... Himself - Cornettist (as Red Nichols and His Five Pennies)
- Salute to Autumn (1961) ... Himself (uncredited)
- A Night of Music (1959) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1963 The Lively Ones (TV Series)
Himself - Performer
- Episode #2.1 (1963) ... Himself - Performer
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story
Himself
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Himself (uncredited)
 1936 Red Nichols & His World Famous Pennies (Short)
Himself - Band Leader
 1935 The Parade of the Maestros (Short)
Himself
 1931 The Happiness Remedy (Short)
Himself (uncredited)
 1929 Red Nichols and His Five Pennies (Short)
Himself / Musician
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 1956 Jazz Ball (TV Movie documentary)
Himself

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Loring 'Red' Nichols | Red Nichols and His Five Pennies
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Nichols was best known as leader of 'The Five Pennies', which, despite the name, usually featured at least eight instruments. His sidemen included some of the best white jazz musicians of the 20's and 30's, including Joe Venuti, Miff Mole, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Jack Teagarden, Gene Krupa and Glenn Miller. See more »

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