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Ben Pollack (I) (1903–1971)

Ben Pollack was born on June 22, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He died on June 7, 1971 in Palm Springs, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Going Home: 1920-1933 (2009) ... (writer: "Tin Roof Blues")
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (writer: "TIN ROOF BLUES")
 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) (writer: "Peckin'")
 1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- And Now a Word from Our Sponsor (1963) ... (writer: "Make Love to Me" - uncredited)
 1941 War Dance for Wooden Indians (Short) (performer: "War Dance for Wooden Indians")
 1941 Let's Make Music (writer: "The Big Noise from Winnetka")
 1937 New Faces of 1937 (lyrics: "Peckin'" (1936)) / (music: "Peckin'" (1936))
 1934 Ben Pollack & His Orchestra (Short) (performer: "L'Amour, Toujours, L'Amour", "Got the Jitters", "Beat o' My Heart", "Mimi" - uncredited)
 1929 Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra (Short) (performer: "California, Here I Come", "Memories", "My Kinda Love", "Song of the Islands (Na Lei O Hawaii)" - uncredited)
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 1956 The Benny Goodman Story
Ben Pollack
 1951 Disc Jockey
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 1950 Dark City
Bettor (uncredited)
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars
Saxophonist in Bob Crosby's Orchestra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
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 1941 War Dance for Wooden Indians (Short) (musical director)
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 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
Himself
 1934 Ben Pollack & His Orchestra (Short)
Himself
 1934 Ed Sullivan's Headliners (Short)
Himself - Orchestra Leader
 1929 Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra (Short)
Himself / Bandleader / Singer
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Alternate Names:

Gil Rodin
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Played drums with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings and with Art Kassel, before forming his own orchestra in Los Angeles in 1925. By the mid-30's, Pollack gave up drumming to concentrate on business matters. Hi band had broken up the previous year to form the nucleus for Bob Crosby's Bobcats. See more »

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