|Date of Birth||23 May 1910 , New York City, New York, USA|
|Date of Death||30 December 2004 , Thousand Oaks, California, USA (natural causes)|
|Birth Name||Arthur Jacob Arshawsky|
|Nickname||King of the Clarinet|
Mini Bio (1)
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 recording of the Cole Porter song "Begin the Beguine." After months of success and popularity, he dissolved his band in 1939. The year after, he appeared with a new band.
In the 1950s, he went into a semi-retirement and wrote two books: "The trouble with Cinderella" and "I love you, I hate you, drop dead." His last recordings were in 1954 with a small group with Hank Jones on piano and others. After this, he retired from the music scene, except for a brief appearance for a week in the 1980s.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Eric Nesich (christyjazz45)
|Evelyn Keyes||(1957 - 1985) (divorced)|
|Doris Dowling||(19 June 1952 - 16 April 1956) (divorced) (1 child)|
|Kathleen Winsor||(28 October 1946 - 1948) (divorced)|
|Ava Gardner||(17 October 1945 - 25 October 1946) (divorced)|
|Elizabeth Kern||(3 March 1942 - 29 September 1944) (divorced) (1 child)|
|Lana Turner||(13 February 1940 - 12 September 1940) (divorced)|
|Margaret Allen||(1934 - 1937) (divorced)|
|Jane Cairns||(1932 - 1932) (annulled)|