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Edgar M. Sampson (1907–1973)

American jazz musician, nicknamed 'the Lamb', born Edgar Melvin Sampson. A childhood prodigy, Sampson was already an accomplished violinist by the age of six. After leading his own high school band he moved on to become a sideman with New York-based orchestras in the 1920's, alternating on violin and alto sax. This included a season with Duke ... See full bio »

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Cinderella Man
Cinderella Man Soundtrack
(2005)
When Harry Met Sally...
(1989)
Small Time Crooks
Small Time Crooks Soundtrack
(2000)
Stardust Memories
Stardust Memories Soundtrack
(1980)

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 2015 Little Boy (writer: "If Dreams Come True")
 2011 The Restorers {They Were All Volunteers} (Documentary) (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part Four (2011) ... (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - as Edgar Sampson)
 2010 Frankie Manning: Ambassador of the Lindy Hop (Video documentary short) (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy")
 2005 End of the Spear (writer: "Don't Be That Way" - as Edgar Sampson)
 2005 Cinderella Man (writer: "Don't Be That Way" (1934) - as Edgar Sampson)
 2003 I Capture the Castle (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - as Sampson)
 2002 Livshunger (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2002) ... (music: "IF DREAMS COME TRUE")
 2000 Small Time Crooks (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1999 California's Gold (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Muscle Beach (1999) ... (writer: "Don't Be That Way" - uncredited)
 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (writer: "Don't Be That Way")
 1996 My Fellow Americans (writer: "Don't Be That Way")
 1995 The Grass Harp (writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY", "DON'T BE THAT WAY")
 1995 Le confessionnal (writer: "Dark Rapture")
 1991 Lucky Luke (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - as Samson)
 1991 The Marrying Man (writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY")
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy", "Don't Be That Way" - as Edgar Sampson)
 1987 In the Mood (writer: "DON'T BE THAT WAY" - as Edgar Sampson) / (writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY")
 1980 Joe Albany... a Jazz Life (Documentary) (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1980 Stardust Memories (writer: "If Dreams Come True" (1936) - as E. Simpson)
 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)
 1976 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
 1973 Slither ("Stompin' At The Savoy")
 1973 Save the Tiger (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy")
 1970 Happy Days (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... (writer: "Don't Be That Way" - uncredited)
 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) / (writer: "Don't Be That Way" - uncredited)
 1966 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.15 (1966) ... (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1960 Soft Lights and Sweet Music (TV Movie) (writer: "Lullaby in Rhythm")
 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: "Don't Be That Way", "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")
 1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day (music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited)
 1950 I'll Get By (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1949 The Stratton Story (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1948 Gorilla My Dreams (Short) (music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited)
 1947 The Drummer Man (Short) ("Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1946 Melody Time (Short) (writer: "Don't Be That Way" - uncredited)
 1944 Sweet and Low-Down (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" (1934) - uncredited)
 1943 Slightly Dangerous (writer: "Stomping at the Savoy")
 1943 Confusions of a Nutzy Spy (Short) (music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited)
 1942 The Hare-Brained Hypnotist (Short) (music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited)
 1942 The Impatient Patient (Short) (music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited)
 1942 Double Chaser (Short) (music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited)
 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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Nickname:

The Lamb

Star Sign:

Virgo

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