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Chick Webb (1905–1939)

Chick Webb was born on February 10, 1905 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as William Henry Webb. He was married to Sallye. He died on June 16, 1939 in Baltimore. See full bio »

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 2015/I Joy (performer: "I Want To Be Happy")
 2015 The Age of Adaline (performer: "I'm Just a Jitterbug")
 2011 The Restorers {They Were All Volunteers} (Documentary) (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 2011/I Bridesmaids (performer: "At the Darktown Strutters' Ball")
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part Four (2011) ... (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy")
 2010 Frankie Manning: Ambassador of the Lindy Hop (Video documentary short) (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy")
 2003 I Capture the Castle (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - as Webb)
 2002 Livshunger (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2002) ... ("IF DREAMS COME TRUE")
 2000 Small Time Crooks (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1995 The Grass Harp (writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY", "I'M UP A TREE")
 1992 Malcolm X (writer: "Chew Chew Chew")
 1991 Lucky Luke (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - as Webb)
 1991 The Marrying Man (writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY", "YOU CAN'T BE MINE (AND SOMEONE ELSE'S TOO)")
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy")
 1987 In the Mood (writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY")
 1980 Stardust Memories (performer: "If Dreams Come True" (1936))
 1979 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Steve Martin/Blondie (1979) ... (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1978 F.I.S.T. (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1973 Slither ("Stompin' At The Savoy")
 1973 Save the Tiger (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy")
 1969 Army of Shadows (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - uncredited)
 1967 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (TV Special) (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1966 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.15 (1966) ... (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.22 (1958) ... (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1957 Kiss Them for Me (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (writer: "Stompin' At the Savoy")
 1953 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined (1953) ... (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1953 Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1952 The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.25 (1952) ... (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1950 I'll Get By (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1949 The Stratton Story (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1947 The Drummer Man (Short) ("Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1944 Sweet and Low-Down (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" (1934) - uncredited)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent ("Harlem Congo" (1937))
 1939 Love on Tap (Short) (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" (1934))
 1938 It's in the Stars (Short) (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1938 Man-Proof (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" (1935) - uncredited)
 1937 George Hall and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1936 Sinner Take All (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
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After Webb's untimely death (in 1939 at the age of thirty-seven) from tuberculosis of the spine, Ella Fitzgerald took over leadership of the band for another three years, with Ted McCrea and Eddie Barefield acting as musical directors. See more »

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