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Art Tatum (1909–1956)

Art Tatum was born on October 13, 1909 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Arthur Taylor Jr. He was married to Geraldine Williamson and Ruby Arnold. He died on November 5, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Great Debaters
The Great Debaters Soundtrack
(2007)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fantastic Mr. Fox Soundtrack
(2009)
The Fabulous Dorseys
(1947)
September
September Soundtrack
(1987)

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 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox (performer: "Night and Day")
 2007 The Great Debaters (performer: "I Would Do Anything for You", "The Shout") / (writer: "The Shout")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... ("Art's Blues") / (music: "Art's Blues")
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (performer: "Humoresque")
 1996 Downwardly Mobile (Short) (performer: "Elegie")
 1987 September (performer: "My Ideal", "Night and Day")
 1981 They All Laughed (performer: "MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE")
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys (music: "Art's Blues") / (performer: "Turquoise") / (writer: "Turquoise")
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 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys
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 2016 Official Drummer (TV Special short)
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 1954 The Spike Jones Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.16 (1954) ... Himself
 1951 Wonderful Town, U.S.A. (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.7 (1951) ... Himself
 1938 Starlight (TV Series)
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- Art Tatum (1938) ... Himself - Performer
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 2010 Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way (TV Movie documentary)
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 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary)
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- Piano Blues (2003) ... Himself
 1986 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
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 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary)
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- Swing That Music!: Swing (1977) ... Himself
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Other Works:

CD: "The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces" (Fantasy) See more »

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Trivia:

His skill on the piano was so great that other musicians would defer from playing it in his presence. When he walked into a club where Fats Waller was playing, Waller said "I play the piano, but God is in the house tonight." See more »

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Star Sign:

Libra

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