STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,636 this week

Artie Shaw (1910–2004)


Artie Shaw was the rival of Benny Goodman in the Swing era. With a different style of playing, his sound on clarinet was more liquid than Goodman's sound. After playing in different orchestras in the late 1920s and '30s, he formed his own orchestra in 1936, and he added a string quartet to the Big Band. In 1938, he had a famous hit with the ... See full bio »

Scary Good: IMDb's Guide to Horror

Can't get enough of movies and television shows that scare up a good fright? Check out Scary Good, IMDb's Horror Entertainment Guide. Being terrified was never so much fun.

Enter if you dare

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2645 people
created 31 Jul 2012
 
a list of 729 people
created 13 Jun 2014
 
a list of 3 people
created 20 Nov 2014
 
a list of 102 people
created 4 months ago
 
list image
a list of 48 people
created 4 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Artie Shaw's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (40 credits)
 2013 42 (performer: "Moon Glow")
 2011 American Horror Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spooky Little Girl (2011) ... (writer: "Nightmare")
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Part Five (2011) ... (performer: "Frenesi")
 2010 Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin' (Documentary) (performer: "Begin the Beguine")
 2009 Soul Kitchen (performer: "La Paloma")
 2009 Grey Gardens (TV Movie) (performer: "All the Things You Are")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (music: "Concerto for Clarinet" - uncredited)
 2008 Tres caminos ("My heart stood still", "This time the dream is on me")
 2007 Midnight Son (Short) (performer: "Moonglow")
 2006 Flags of Our Fathers (performer: "Summit Ridge Drive") / (writer: "Summit Ridge Drive")
 2004-2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Members Only (2006) ... (performer: "Comes Love" - uncredited)
- Marco Polo (2004) ... (performer: "Stardust" - uncredited)
 2006 Ask the Dust (performer: "Gloomy Sunday")
 2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story (performer: "Gloomy Sunday")
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page (performer: "I Surrender, Dear")
 2004 The Aviator (writer: "Nightmare" (1937))
 2002 Livshunger (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... ("FRENESI")
 1999 Gloomy Sunday ("Gloomy Sunday")
 1999/I Treasure Island ("Nightmare")
 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) (performer: "Begin the Beguine")
 1998 Such a Long Journey (performer: "The Donkey Serenade")
 1998 The Impostors (performer: "I'm Comin' Virginia")
 1997 Lolita (performer: "Stardust")
 1997 I Love You, Don't Touch Me! (performer: "Special Delivery Stomp") / (writer: "Special Delivery Stomp")
 1994 The Joust (Short) (performer: "BEGINE THE BEGUINE")
 1991 My Girl (performer: "Moonglow")
 1991 The Rocketeer (performer: "YOU'RE A SWEET LITTLE HEADACHE", "VILIA", "ANY OLD TIME", "ALL DRESSED UP AND NO PLACE TO GO") / (writer: "ANY OLD TIME")
 1989 The Lunch Date (Short) ("I Don't Want To Walk Without You")
 1989 The Flame of Functionalism (Documentary short) (performer: "Begin the Beguine")
 1987 Frank's Place (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1987) ... (performer: "Blues in the Night" - uncredited)
 1987 Radio Days (performer: "Frenesi" (1939))
 1980 Raging Bull (performer: "Frenesi")
 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth (performer: "Star Dust")
 1975 Aloha, Bobby and Rose (performer: "Begin the Beguine")
 1959 The Five Pennies (music: "Back Bay Shuffle" (1938) - uncredited)
 1941 The Big Store (lyrics: "If It's You" (1941)) / (music: "If It's You" (1941))
 1940 Second Chorus ("Would You Like to Be the Love of My Life", "Would You Like to Be the Love of My Life" (reprise)) / (music: "Everything's Jumping", "Double Mellow", "Concerto for Clarinet" - uncredited) / (performer: "Everything's Jumping" (uncredited), "Would You Like to Be the Love of My Life", "I'm Yours" (uncredited), "Double Mellow" (uncredited), "Concerto for Clarinet" (uncredited))
 1939 Artie Shaw's Class in Swing (Short) (performer: "Free Wheeling", "I Have Eyes", "Shoot The Likker To Me John Boy")
 1939 Symphony of Swing (Short) (performer: "Alone Together", "Jeepers Creepers", "Deep Purple", "Lady Be Good" - uncredited)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed (performer: "Gangbusters" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nightmare" (1938), "Non-Stop Flight" (1937), "Gangbusters", "Traffic Jam" (1939), "Double Mellow" - uncredited)
 1939 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (Short) (performer: "Nightmare", "Begin the Beguine", "Let's Stop the Clock", "Non-Stop Flight", "Pross Tchai") / (writer: "Nightmare", "Non-Stop Flight")
Show Show Actor (6 credits)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Autobiographical novel "The Education of Albie Snow" (started in the mid-1950s, but only one chapter has been printed as of 2001). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I could never understand why people wanted to dance to my music. I made it good enough to listen to. See more »

Trivia:

The length of time that three of his eight marriages lasted--including the those to superstars Lana Turner and Ava Gardner--was under three years, total. See more »

Trademark:

Theme song: "Nightmare"

Nickname:

King of the Clarinet

Star Sign:

Gemini

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Artie Shaw Nimbo
R.I.P zzooeeyy
Artie Shaw-Time is All You've Got (a documentary) mikechrisgall
Discuss Artie Shaw on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page