Sidney Bechet (1897–1959)

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Sidney Bechet was born on May 14, 1897 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Sidney Joseph Bechet. He was a composer and actor, known for Chocolat (2000), JFK (1991) and Midnight in Paris (2011). He was married to Elisabeth Ziegler, Marie-Louise Crawford and Norma Hale. He died on May 14, 1959 in Garches, Hauts-de-Seine, France. See full bio »

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Known For

Chocolat Soundtrack
JFK Soundtrack
Midnight in Paris Soundtrack
The Quiet American Soundtrack


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 1960 La nuit est une sorcière (Short)
 1955 Bonjour cinéma (Documentary short)
 1955 Étoiles en croisette (Documentary short)
 1951 Symphonie sous le soleil (Documentary short)
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Show Show Music department (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (57 credits)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
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Stage Play: Hear That Trumpet. Drama. Written by Orin Jannings. Directed by Arthur Hopkins. Playhouse Theatre: 7 Oct 1946- 12 Oct 1946 (8 performances). Cast: Sidney Bechet (as "Mumford, Clarinet"), Raymond Bramley (as "Cleasy"), Lynne Carter (as "Sally Belle"), Frank Conroy (as "Alonzo Armonk"), Bart Edwards (as "Abba/Bass Viol"), Philip ... See more »

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Sidney Bechet and His Clarinet


Elisabeth Ziegler  (his death) | See more »


Daniel Bechet

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Throughout his career, he never learned how to read music. See more »


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