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Bud Shank (1926–2009)

Bud Shank was born on May 27, 1926 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Clifford Everett Shank Jr. He is known for his work on I Want to Live! (1958), California Suite (1978) and Porgy and Bess (1959). He was married to Linda Shank. He died on April 2, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. See full bio »


(age 82) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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I Want to Live!
I Want to Live! Music Department
California Suite
California Suite Music Department
Porgy and Bess
Porgy and Bess Music Department
Close Encounters of the Third Kind


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 1983 This Girl for Hire (TV Movie) (musician: alto sax)
 1980 Pleasure Palace (TV Movie) (musician: alto sax - uncredited)
 1980 Opens Wednesday (Short) (musician)
 1978 California Suite (musician: second flute)
 1977 Telefon (musician: woodwinds - uncredited)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (musician: woodwinds - uncredited)
 1975 Babe (TV Movie) (musician: woodwinds - uncredited)
 1974 The Yakuza (alto sax/flute - uncredited)
 1973 Shaft (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- The Kidnapping (1973) ... (musician: saxophone - uncredited)
 1973 The Outfit (musician: flute - uncredited)
 1972 The Wrath of God (musician: woodwinds - uncredited)
 1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (musician: flute - uncredited)
 1972 Two Is a Happy Number (musician: woodwinds - uncredited)
 1972 What's Up, Doc? (musician: woodwinds - uncredited)
 1972 The Hot Rock (musician: reeds - uncredited)
 1971 Klute (musician: woodwinds - uncredited)
 1970 Kelly's Heroes (musician: flute - uncredited)
 1970 Zig Zag (musician: flute - uncredited)
 1970 Hunters Are for Killing (TV Movie) (musician: woodwinds - uncredited)
 1968 The Split (musician: woodwinds - uncredited)
 1968 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (musician: flute - uncredited)
 1968 Sol Madrid (musician: flute - uncredited)
 1967 Wait Until Dark (musician: woodwinds - uncredited)
 1967 Point Blank (musician: flute - uncredited)
 1966 Grand Prix (musician: saxophone - uncredited)
 1966 Penelope (musician: flute - uncredited)
 1964 The Americanization of Emily (musician: flute - uncredited)
 1962 Frankly Jazz (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 November 1962 (1962) ... (musician: alto sax)
 1960 Barefoot Adventure (Documentary) (musician)
 1959 Porgy and Bess (musician: reeds)
 1959 Jack the Ripper (musician: US version - uncredited)
 1958 I Want to Live! (jazz musician)
 1957 Hot Rod Rumble (musician: saxophone)
 1956 The Wild Party (musician: saxophon - uncredited)
 1956 Hot Rod Girl (musician: saxophone - uncredited)
 1953 The Wild One (musician: alto sax - uncredited)
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Jazz saxophonist and flutist; pioneered the "cool jazz" style in the 1950s.

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