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Roy Eldridge (1911–1989)

Soundtrack | Actor | Manager

Roy Eldridge was born on January 30, 1911 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as David Roy Eldridge. He was married to Viola Lee Fong. He died on February 26, 1989 in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Avengers: Age of Ultron
(2015)
Raging Bull
Raging Bull Soundtrack
(1980)
Hannah and Her Sisters
(1986)
The Public Eye
The Public Eye Soundtrack
(1992)

Filmography

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 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron (writer: "Full Dress Hop" - as David Roy Eldridge)
 2013 Midnight Swing (Video short) (performer: "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me")
  Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2008) (writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2008)
- VaEra (2008) ... (performer: "Phil's Tune") / (writer: "Phil's Tune")
- Vayeira (2006) ... (performer: "LES TRICHEURS") / (writer: "LES TRICHEURS")
 2004 Keisarikunta (writer: "Drum Boogie")
 2003 Any Way the Wind Blows (writer: "Me and You Blues")
 1992 The Public Eye (performer: "Embraceable You" (1928, first published 1930))
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters (performer: "If I Had You")
 1982 Today (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 January 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "Thanks for the Boogie Ride")
 1980 Raging Bull (music: "Drum Boogie" (1941))
 1974 The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie) (writer: "Drum Boogie")
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Goodnight Sweet Blues (1961) ... (performer: "Good Night, Sweet Blues")
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Swingin' Years (1960) ... (writer: "Drum Boogie" - uncredited)
 1958 Les tricheurs (writer: "Les Tricheurs (Main Title)", "Phil's Tune")
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 (1958) ... (performer: "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Basin Street Blues", "C Jam Blues", "Rose Room", "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1941 Ball of Fire (lyrics: "Drum Boogie" (1941) - uncredited) / (music: "Drum Boogie" (1941) - uncredited)
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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Outstanding swing-era trumpeter, a great stylist, who first gained international recognition with Gene Krupa and His Orchestra (the only African-American member of the band, often exposing him to racist attacks), featuring on many classic solos, including "Rockin' Chair", "After You've Gone" and "Let Me Off Uptown" (with Anita O'Day). Fronted the band after Krupa was jailed in 1943 (even, on ... See more »

Nickname:

Speedy Gonzales See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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