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Claude Thornhill (1909–1965)

Claude Thornhill was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, on August 10 1909. He started playing the piano from the age of ten. His mother, a choir director and church organist, encouraged him to pursue a musical career. Her ambition was for him to become a concert pianist. However, a close friendship with the clarinettist Danny Polo soon steered young ... See full bio »

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America, I Love You
America, I Love You Himself / Bandleader
Claude Thornhill & Orchestra
Claude Thornhill & Orchestra Himself - Orchestra Leader
Sing Your Song
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 2011 Sing Your Song (Documentary) (writer: "Snowfall")
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Holidaze (2009) ... (writer: "Snowfall" - uncredited)
 1947 Columbia Thrills of Music 9952: Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra (Short) (arranger: "Arabian Dance") / (performer: "A Sunday Kind of Love", "Oh, You Beautiful Doll", "Arabian Dance")
 1942 America, I Love You (Short) (performer: "America, I Love You")
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 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936
Band Members: Piano (as Ray Noble and His Orchestra)
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 1951 Cavalcade of Bands (TV Series)
- Episode #2.27 (1951) ... Himself
 1950 Claude Thornhill & Orchestra (Short)
Himself - Orchestra Leader
 1942 America, I Love You (Short)
Himself / Bandleader
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 1993 American Masters (TV Series documentary)

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Ray Noble and His Orchestra

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