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Anita O'Day (I) (1919–2006)

Anita O'Day was born on October 18, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Anita Belle Colton. She was married to Carl Hoff and Don Carter. She died on November 23, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Shortbus Soundtrack
Jazz on a Summer's Day
Cool and Groovy
Cool and Groovy Herself


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 2014 The Roth Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The New York City Way (2014) ... (performer: "The New York Way (aka Massachusetts)")
 2006 Shortbus (performer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby", "After You've Gone")
 2004 Keisarikunta (performer: "Drumming Man")
 2000 Urban Chaos Theory (Short) (performer: "Anita's Blues") / (writer: "Anita's Blues")
 1999 Plenilune (performer: "Fly Me to the Moon")
 1992 Rich in Love (performer: "Skylark")
 1988 Torch Song Trilogy (performer: "Can't We Be Friends?")
 1982 Today (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 January 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "Thanks for the Boogie Ride")
 1980 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 February 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Lover, Come Back to Me")
 1978 Over Easy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 February 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Let's Fall in Love")
 1973 The Outfit (performer: "I Concentrate On You" - uncredited)
 1971 Sez Les (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 (1971) ... (performer: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
 1970 Zig Zag (performer: "On Green Dolphin Street")
 1963 The Lively Ones (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (1963) ... (performer: "Boogie Blues")
 1961 Playboy's Penthouse (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 September 1961 (1961) ... (performer: "Honeysuckle Rose", "Angel Eyes", "I Get a Kick Out of You")
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Swingin' Years (1960) ... (performer: "Drum Boogie" - uncredited)
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story (performer: "Memories of You" - uncredited)
 1958 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 November 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "Let Me Off Uptown" (uncredited), "Four Brothers" (uncredited), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening", "Lazy River")
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1958) ... (performer: "Body and Soul", "Tea for Two", "Let's Fall in Love")
 1956-1957 Stars of Jazz (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 1 July 1957 (1957) ... (performer: "Love Me or Leave Me", "My Funny Valentine", "A Cent and a Half")
- Episode dated 12 November 1956 (1956) ... (performer: "You're the Top", "The Man I Love")
 1956 Cool and Groovy (Short) (performer: "Honeysuckle Rose")
 1944 Artistry in Rhythm (Short) (performer: "Tabby the Cat", "I'm Going Mad for a Pad")
 1942 Let Me Off Uptown (Short) (performer: "Let Me Off Uptown")
 1942 Thanks for the Boogie Ride (Short) (performer: "Thanks for the Boogie Ride")
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Appeared on the WNBQ TV show "Here's Music" with host Norman Ross along with the Billy Taylor Trio, pianist Harry Slottag and Mort Sahl. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

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Received the American Jazz Masters Award in 1997. See more »


The Jezebel of Jazz

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