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Woody Herman (1913–1987)


Legendary clarinetist, composer ("At the Woodchoppers' Ball"), singer and bandleader (the Thundering Herd(s) ), educated at Marquette University. He was a clarinetist in the orchestras of Joey Lichter, Harry Sosnik, Gus Arnheim, and Indiana Jones, then formed his own orchestra, appearing in hotels, theatres and ballrooms. He toured Europe in 1954,... See full bio »

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Known For

Pearl Harbor Soundtrack
(2001)
The Human Stain Soundtrack
(2003)
Gangster Squad Soundtrack
(2013)

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 1949 Herman's Herd (Short)
Woody Herman
 1948 Winter Meeting
Leader - Woody Herman and His Orchestra (as Woody Herman and His Orchestra)
 1947 New Orleans
Woody Herman (uncredited)
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
Woody Herman - Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1944 Sensations of 1945
Woody Herman (as Woody Herman and His Band)
 1943 Wintertime
Woody Herman (as Woody Herman and His Orchestra)
 1942 What's Cookin'
Woody Herman - Orchestra Leader
 1940 Woody Herman & His Orchestra (Short)
Woody Herman (uncredited)
 1935 Convention Girl
Band Member (uncredited)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (27 credits)
Show Show Self (43 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD (w/Tito Puente): "Puente's Heat/Herman's Heat" (ZZB) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Woody Herman and His Band | Woody Herman and His Orchestra

Spouse:

Charlotte Marie Neste  (her death)  (1 child)
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Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 417-418. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »

Nickname:

The Road Father

Star Sign:

Taurus

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