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Cozy Cole (1909–1981)

Cozy Cole was born on October 17, 1909 in East Orange, New Jersey, USA as William Randolph Cole. He died on January 29, 1981 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. See full bio »


(age 71) in Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Rules Don't Apply Soundtrack
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 2016 Rules Don't Apply (performer: "Topsy Part 2")
 2002 Like Mike (performer: "Topsy, Part 2")
 2001 All You Need (performer: "Topsy-Turvy")
 1989 Who Shot Patakango? (performer: "Topsy Part II")
 1957-1958 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 30 April 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "Basin Street Blues" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 30 December 1957 (1957) ... (performer: "Rockin' Chair" - uncredited)
 1946 Make Mine Music (performer: "After You've Gone" (1918) - as Cole)
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 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
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 1951 The Strip
Drummer (uncredited)
 1950 Botta e risposta
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 1946 All the Cats Join In (Short) (musician: drums - uncredited)
 1946 After You've Gone (Short) (musician: drums - as Cole)
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 1961 After Hours (Documentary short)
 1958 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.12 (1958) ... Himself
 1958 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series)
 1957-1958 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 April 1958 (1958) ... Himself
- Episode dated 30 December 1957 (1957) ... Himself
 1954 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series)
 1950 Cavalcade of Bands (TV Series)
- Episode #1.36 (1950) ... Himself
 1949 Jazz Concert (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1949) ... Himself

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Started on drums as a child, becoming professional in 1928. After playing in the orchestra of Wilbur Sweatman, he organised his first own band and, by 1930, recorded with Jelly Roll Morton. During the 1930's and 40's, he alternated leading small groups with playing for, among others, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Benny Goodman and the Louis Armstrong All-Stars. See more »

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