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Ed Thigpen (1930–2010)

Ed Thigpen was born on December 28, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edmund Leonard Thigpen. He was an actor, known for Ella (1964), The Subject Is Jazz (1958) and Charlie Butterfly (2002). He died on January 13, 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark. See full bio »


(age 79) in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Known For

Ella Himself - drums
The Subject Is Jazz
Charlie Butterfly
Charlie Butterfly Amerikaner 1
BBC Show of the Week


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 2002 Charlie Butterfly
Amerikaner 1
 1969 Daktari (TV Series)
- Jungle Heartbeat (1969) ... Kupiga
 1964 The Wayne and Shuster Hour (TV Series)
- The Utter Limit (1964)
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 1965 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series)
- Ella Fitzgerald Swings It (1965) ... Himself (as Oscar Peterson Trio)
 1964 Ella (TV Movie)
Himself - drums
 1958 The Subject Is Jazz (TV Series)
- The Future of Jazz (1958) ... Himself
- Jazz and Classical Music (1958) ... Himself
- Jazz Today (1958) ... Himself
- Jazz and Other Arts (1958) ... Himself

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Jazz drummer who worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, and Billy Taylor. See more »


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