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Jimmy Dorsey (I) (1904–1957)


Legendary saxophonist, conductor, songwriter and composer ("I'm Glad There Is You" and "Contrasts" [his theme]), educated in public schools and a cornet student of his father. Through the 1920s he was a saxophonist in orchestras including those of Paul Whiteman, Red Nichols, and the California Ramblers. He formed an orchestra with his brother, ... See full bio »

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I Dood It
I Dood It Jimmy Dorsey
(1943)
The Fleet's In
The Fleet's In Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Leader
(1942)
Make Believe Ballroom
Make Believe Ballroom Band Leader Jimmy Dorsey
(1949)
Catalina Interlude
Catalina Interlude Orchestra Leader Jimmy Dorsey
(1948)

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 2014 Manhattan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- You Always Hurt the One You Love (2014) ... (performer: "Besame Mucho" - uncredited)
 2012 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Spaghetti and Coffee (2012) ... ("Lovesick Blues" (1922))
 2008 Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here with You (Video) (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You")
 2003 Red Betsy (performer: "SWEET SUE JUST YOU")
 1998 Playing by Heart (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You" (1941))
 1996 My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (writer: "I am glad there is you")
 1995 Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 January 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You")
 1994 Second Best (performer: "The Wren" (La Capinera))
 1991 Cool as Ice (writer: "Clarinet Polka")
 1989 Cookie (writer: "Jay Dee's Boogie Woogie")
 1988 Big Top Pee-wee (performer: "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry")
 1984 No Small Affair (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)")
 1984 Racing with the Moon (performer: "Tangerine")
 1979 Tangerine (writer: "Tangerine" - uncredited)
 1975 Return to Macon County (performer: "So Rare" - uncredited)
 1974 The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie) (performer: "Tangerine")
 1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- How to Arrange a Marriage (1970) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)" - uncredited)
 1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Am the Fiddler (1964) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World Of Ordinary People)" - uncredited)
 1958 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.57 (1958) ... (writer: "Oodles Of Noodles")
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Erin O'Brien (1957) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You" - uncredited)
 1952 Varieties (Short) (performer: "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Will Cowan Special", "South Rampart Street Parade")
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom (performer: "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho")
 1948 Catalina Interlude (Short) (performer: "Perfidia", "Catalina", "My Ideal", "Tangerine", "Muskrat Ramble", "Hit the Road To Dreamland" - uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys (music: "Contrasts" - uncredited)
 1946 Headline Bands (Short) (writer: "Dusk in Upper Sandusky" - uncredited)
 1944 Lost in a Harem (lyrics: "John Silver" (1944) - uncredited) / (music: "John Silver" (1944) - uncredited)
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep (writer: "The Champ" - uncredited)
 1944 You Can't Ration Love (music: "Oodles of Noodles")
 1944 Groovie Movie (Short) (performer: "One O'Clock Jump")
 1943 I Dood It (music: "Contrast" - uncredited)
 1942 The Fleet's In (performer: "If You Build a Better Mousetrap" - uncredited)
 1938 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "It's the Dreamer in Me" (1938) - uncredited) / (performer: "Beebe" (1929), "Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps" (1936), "It's the Dreamer in Me" (1938), "Dusk in Upper Sandusky" (1936) - uncredited) / (writer: "Beebe" (1929), "Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps" (1936), "I Love You in Technicolor" (1938), "Dusk in Upper Sandusky" (1936) - uncredited)
 1936 Dodsworth (writer: "Shim, Sham, Shimmy" - uncredited)
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The first variety show on which Elvis Presley appeared was Stage Show (1954), a summer replacement for The Jackie Gleason Show (1952), hosted by former big band leaders Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. Gleason, the show's producer, later apologized for putting on "a porno act" and Ed Sullivan said he would never have anything like that on his show. Sullivan later changed his mind after Elvis made an ... See more »

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