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Glen Gray (I) (1900–1963)


Bandleader Glen Gray started out as a sax player in the 1920s in a band called "The Orange Blossoms". It soon changed its name to the Casa Loma Orchestra in 1927, generally considered to be the first swing band of the era. In 1929 the band members picked Gray as their leader, and it was among the most successful of the big-band orchestras until it... See full bio »

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Known For

Angel Heart
Angel Heart Soundtrack
(1987)
Time Out for Rhythm
Time Out for Rhythm Orchestra Leader
(1941)
Jam Session
Jam Session Glen Gray
(1944)
Gals, Incorporated
Gals, Incorporated Orchestra Leader
(1943)

Filmography

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 2017/III Return to Sender (Short) (performer: "Tuxedo Junction")
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1994 Bert (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1990 Wild at Heart (performer: "Smoke Rings" - as Glen Grey)
 1987 Angel Heart (performer: "Girl Of My Dreams", "I Cried For You")
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1944 Jam Session (performer: "No Name Jive")
 1943 Gals, Incorporated (performer: "Chant of the Jungle", "Take It and Git", " (What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?", "The Prophet" - uncredited)
 1942 Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (Short) (performer: "Hep and Happy", "Purple Moonlight", "Broom Street", "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited)
 1941 Time Out for Rhythm (performer: "Time Out for Rhythm" (finale))
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 1944 Jam Session
Glen Gray (uncredited)
 1943 Gals, Incorporated
Orchestra Leader
 1941 Time Out for Rhythm
Orchestra Leader
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 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Himself
 1942 Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (Short)
Himself / Saxophonist
 1940 Medicus Film of New York World's Fair (Documentary)
Himself
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Personal Details

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1709 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

Nickname:

Knoblaugh, Spike

Star Sign:

Gemini

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