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Sammy Weiss (I) (1910–1977)

Sammy Weiss was born on September 1, 1910 in New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Jack Benny Program (1950), The Naked Street (1955) and Shower of Stars (1954). He died on November 18, 1977 in Encino, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program Himself / Drummer / Sammy the Drummer / Himself - Drummer / Sam - Drummer / Sammy / The Drummer
The Naked Street
Shower of Stars
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife Soundtrack


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 1953-1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Drummer / Sammy the Drummer / The Drummer / ...
- Hillbilly Sketch (1964) ... The Drummer
- Jack Renews Driver's License (1964) ... Drummer
- Nat King Cole, Guest (1964) ... Sammy
- New Year's Eve (1961) ... Sammy the Drummer
- Hillbilly Act (1958) ... Sam - Drummer (as Sam Weiss)
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
 1955 The Naked Street
Lennie (uncredited)
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 2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (2013) ... (writer: "Walking Along" - uncredited)
 1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- New Year's Eve (1961) ... (performer: "Alabama Jubilee (Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here)", "An Irishman Will Steal Your Heart Away" - uncredited)
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 1951-1965 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Drummer
- The Kingston Trio, Guests (1965) ... Himself (uncredited)
- The Cat Burglar (1964) ... Himself
- Jack Fires Don (1963) ... Himself
- San Diego Naval Training Center Show (1954) ... Himself - Drummer
- Dorothy Shay (1951) ... Himself (uncredited)

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Sam Weiss

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One of the great jazz drummers. He started with the Gene Kardos society orchestra in 1933, then gigged and recorded with many of the top big bands of the period, including Benny Goodman (1934), Tommy Dorsey (1935) and Artie Shaw (1936). In the 1940's, he concentrated on free-lance recording (notably with Louis Armstrong and Johnny Guarnieri) and eventually led his own highly popular dance band in... See more »

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