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Sam Butera (1927–2009)

Sam Butera was born on August 17, 1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Big Night (1996), The Dogwalker (1999) and The Crew (2000). He was married to Vera Butera. He died on June 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. See full bio »


(age 81) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Known For

Big Night Soundtrack
The Dogwalker Soundtrack
The Crew Soundtrack


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 2007 Legends (TV Series documentary)
- Louis Prima: King of the Swingers (2007) ... Interviewee
 1959-1962 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Saxophonist / Singer
- Episode #16.3 (1962) ... Saxophonist (as Sam Butera and the Witnesses)
- Episode #13.36 (1960) ... Saxophonist (as Sam Butera and The Witnesses)
- Episode #12.35 (1959) ... Saxophonist
- Episode #12.34 (1959) ... Singer
 1960 The Rat Race
 1958 Senior Prom
Sam Butera (as Sam Butera and the Witnesses)
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Sam Butera and The Witnesses | Sam Butera and the Witnesses


Vera Butera  (his death)  (4 children)

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Saxophonist. For many years was teamed with Louis Prima and Keely Smith in a nightclub act.

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