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Pinky Tomlin (1907–1987)

Pinky Tomlin (so called because his pale hair and fair complexion sunburned easily) was born in Eros, Arkansas, but grew up on a farm in Durant, Oklahoma. A boyhood fascination with music soon gave him a reputation as a good banjoist--at 16 he was hired by Louis Armstrong for a riverboat gig--and Tomlin soon gravitated toward the guitar. He came ... See full bio »

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Known For

Being Julia
Being Julia Soundtrack
(2004)
Paddy O'Day
Paddy O'Day Roy Ford
(1936)
With Love and Kisses
With Love and Kisses Homer 'Spec' Higgins
(1936)
Thanks for Listening
Thanks for Listening 'Dr.' Homer Tompkins, Professional Listener
(1937)

Filmography

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 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) (writer: "The Object of My Affection")
 2004 Being Julia (writer: "The Love Bug Will Bite You")
 1991 Rover Dangerfield (writer: "I'm Just A Country Boy At Heart")
 1973 Paper Moon ("The Object of My Affection" (1934), uncredited) / (writer: "The Object of My Affection" (1934) - uncredited)
 1959 Little Rascals Varieties (writer: "The Object of My Affection")
 1959 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gina's First Date (1959) ... (writer: "The Object Of My Affection" - uncredited)
  You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Episode #8.23 (1958) ... (performer: "The Object Of My Affection") / (writer: "The Object Of My Affection")
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys (writer: "The Object of My Affection")
 1945 I Love a Bandleader (writer: "My, My, Ain't That Somethin'")
 1945 Sing Me a Song of Texas (performer: I'm Going To Invade Your Heart") / (writer: I'm Going To Invade Your Heart")
 1943 Here Comes Elmer (writer: "Don't Be Afraid to Tell Your Mother")
 1943 Stormy Weather (writer: "My, My, Ain't That Somethin'" (1933) - uncredited)
 1943 Gals, Incorporated (writer: "Love Is All" - uncredited)
 1940 Pinky Tomlin and His Orchestra (Short) (performer: "I Did It and I'm Glad", "Eleven Cent Cotton -- Forty Cent Meat" (uncredited)) / (writer: "I Did It and I'm Glad")
 1940 It's a Date (music: "Love is All" (1940))
 1939 A Night in a Music Hall (Short) (performer: "If It Wasn't For the Moon") / (writer: "If It Wasn't For the Moon")
 1937 Thanks for Listening (performer: "The Love Bug Will Bite You", "I Like to Make Music", "Thanks for Listening") / (writer: "The Love Bug Will Bite You")
 1937 Sing While You're Able (writer: "I'm Just a Country Boy at Heart")
 1936 With Love and Kisses (lyrics: "The Trouble with Me Is You", "I'm Right Back Where I Started", "Sweet", "Don't Ever Lose It Whatever It Is (That Made Me Fall in Love with You)", "Sittin' on the Edge of My Chair") / (music: "The Trouble with Me Is You", "I'm Right Back Where I Started", "Sweet", "Don't Ever Lose It Whatever It Is (That Made Me Fall in Love with You)", "Sittin' on the Edge of My Chair")
 1936 Don't Get Personal (writer: "An Old Fashioned Song")
 1936 The Lady Consents (music: "The Object of My Affection" (1934) - uncredited)
 1936 Paddy O'Day (performer: "Changing My Ambitions") / (writer: "Changing My Ambitions")
 1935 Our Gang Follies of 1936 (Short) (writer: "The Object Of My Affection")
 1935 King Solomon of Broadway (lyrics: "That's What You Think") / (music: "That's What You Think")
 1935 Times Square Lady ("The Object of My Affection" (1934), uncredited) / (music: "What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You)?" (1935) - uncredited) / (performer: "The Object of My Affection" (1934), "What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You)?" (1935) - uncredited) / (writer: "The Object of My Affection" (1934) - uncredited)
 1935 One More Spring (writer: "The Object of My Affection" - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Truman Tomlin

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Trivia:

Was briefly engaged to the stunning chorus girl Toby Wing in 1937.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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