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Joe Venuti (I) (1903–1978)

Joe Venuti was born on September 16, 1903 as Giuseppe Venuti. He was an actor, known for Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Mafia II (2010) and Sarge Goes to College (1947). He died on August 14, 1978 in Seattle, Washington, USA. See full bio »

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Sweet and Lowdown
Sweet and Lowdown Soundtrack
Mafia II
Mafia II Soundtrack
Sarge Goes to College
Sarge Goes to College Violin, The Jam Session
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 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
- One Night Stand (1955) ... Bobcat
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues
Tuxedo Band Member (uncredited)
 1951 Disc Jockey
Joe Venuti
 1950 Belle of Old Mexico
Joe Venuti
 1947 Sarge Goes to College
Violin, The Jam Session
 1943 The Little Broadcast (Short)
Jazz Violinst (uncredited)
 1942 Syncopation
Joe Venuti
 1938 Garden of the Moon
 1933 Flying Down to Rio
Violinist in Orchestra (uncredited)
 1930 King of Jazz
Violinist / Violin Sextet (uncredited)
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Venuti and his friend Eddie Lang bought two instruments at a pawn shop in Philadelphia, and, according to legend, flipped a coin to decide who would play which instrument. Lang got the guitar, Venuti the violin -- the rest is history. See more »

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