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Deems Taylor (1885–1966)

Deems Taylor was born on December 22, 1885 in New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Deems Taylor. He was an actor and writer, known for Fantasia (1940), Of Men and Music (1951) and Information Please: Series 1, No. 10 (1940). He died on July 3, 1966 in New York City. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1952 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Guest Opera Authority
- The Cold (1952) ... Guest Opera Authority
 1941 The Hard-Boiled Canary
Deems Taylor
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 1940 Fantasia (musical advisor - uncredited)
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 1953 Who Said That? (TV Series)
Himself - Panelist
- H.V. Kaltenborn/Dagmar/Deems Taylor/Frank Conniff (1953) ... Himself - Panelist
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Himself
- Victory (1952) ... Himself
 1951 General Electric Guest House (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.6 (1951) ... Himself
 1950-1951 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Panelist
- Episode dated 25 February 1951 (1951) ... Himself - Guest Panelist
- Episode dated 30 August 1950 (1950) ... Himself - Guest Panelist
 1951 Of Men and Music (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1947 Americana (TV Series)
Himself / Moderator (1948)
 1947 Barber of Seville
Himself - Narrator
 1943 Upbeat in Music (Documentary short)
Himself - Commentator
 1940 Fantasia
Himself - Narrative Introductions
 1940 Information Please: Series 1, No. 10 (Short)
Himself - Guest Panelist
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 1999 Fantasia/2000
Himself - Host (segment "Fantasia Introduction")

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Fashion. Comedy (revival). Written by Anna Cora Mowatt. Music arranged by Brian Hooker and Deems Taylor. Provincetown Playhouse: 3 Feb 1924- Jun 1924 (closing date unknown/152 performances). Cast: Walter Abel (as "Colonel Howard"), Cynthia Barry (as "Mrs. Tiffany's Guest"), Romeyn Benjamin (as "Mr. Tiffany"), Marietta Bitter (... See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on 'Rhapsody in Blue', 1924] Mr. Gershwin will bear watching. He may yet bring jazz out of the kitchen.

Trivia:

Served, with Milton Cross, as co-commentator during the first season of Metropolitan Opera broadcasts (NBC: 1931-1932). Commenting on the action while the opera was in progress, much as if it were a sporting event, he was relieved of his duties when many listeners complained that "some idiot keeps talking," disrupting the music. After that, commentary on the broadcasts, which continue today, was ... See more »

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Smeed

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