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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 »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

Known For

Flags of our Fathers
(2006)
The Aviator
The Aviator Soundtrack
(2004)
Raging Bull
Raging Bull Soundtrack
(1980)
The Rocketeer
The Rocketeer Soundtrack
(1991)

Filmography

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 2016 Live by Night (performer: "Moonglow")
 2016 Allied (writer: "Concerto For Clarinet")
 2015 Danny Says (Documentary) (performer: "Begin the Beguine")
 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 Funkiksen liekki (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 (music: "Everything's Jumping" (uncredited), "Would You Like to Be the Love of My Life", "Double Mellow" (uncredited), "Would You Like to Be the Love of My Life" (reprise), "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 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")
 1939 Artie Shaw's Class in Swing (Short) (performer: "Free Wheeling", "I Have Eyes", "Shoot The Likker To Me John Boy")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Artie Shaw: Self Portrait (Highlights)" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Benny Goodman played clarinet. I played music. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1709 Vine Street in Hollywood, California. See more »

Trademark:

Theme song: "Nightmare"

Nickname:

King of the Clarinet

Star Sign:

Gemini

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