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Dooley Wilson (1886–1953)


"You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh; the fundamental things apply, as time goes by...". Anyone unfamiliar with this legendary movie lyric must either live in a well-insulated modern world or perhaps on Mars. The gentleman who crooned this tune for the morose Humphrey Bogart and moist-eyed Ingrid Bergman at Rick's... See full bio »

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Known For

Casablanca
(1942)
Begin Again
Begin Again Soundtrack
(2013)
Play It Again, Sam
Play It Again, Sam Soundtrack
(1972)
Come to the Stable
Come to the Stable Anthony James
(1949)

Filmography

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 1951 Passage West
Rainbow
 1950 Father Is a Bachelor
Blue (uncredited)
 1950 No Man of Her Own
Waiter on Train (uncredited)
 1949 Tell It to the Judge
Pullman Porter (uncredited)
 1949 Free for All
Aristotle
 1949 Come to the Stable
Anthony James
 1949 Knock on Any Door
Piano Player (uncredited)
 1948 Racing Luck
Abe
 1948 Triple Threat
Porter (uncredited)
 1944 Seven Days Ashore
Jason
 1943 Higher and Higher
Oscar
 1943 Stormy Weather
Gabe Tucker
 1943 Two Tickets to London
Accordionist
 1942 Casablanca
Sam
 1942 Cairo
Hector
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Shadrach Jones
 1942 Take a Letter, Darling
Moses
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Porter
 1939 Keep Punching
Baron Skinner (as Arthur 'Dooley' Wilson)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared on Broadway in "Bloomer Girl" in 1944. See more »

Alternate Names:

Arthur 'Dooley' Wilson
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Dooley's piano playing in the film was actually performed by pianist/composer/songwriter Elliot Carpenter, who was placed where Wilson could see and imitate his hand movements. The only black talent on the Casablanca (1942) set, Wilson and Carpenter became and remained friends. See more »

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