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Meade 'Lux' Lewis (1905–1964)

Meade 'Lux' Lewis was born on September 4, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Meade Anderson Lewis. He was an actor, known for Mississippi Masala (1991), New Orleans (1947) and I'll Be There (2003). He died on June 7, 1964 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Mississippi Masala Soundtrack
New Orleans Pianist
I'll Be There Soundtrack
Nightmare Meade


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 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Jelly Sims
- Big Town Blues (1961) ... Jelly Sims
 1956 Nightmare
 1947 New Orleans
Pianist (as Meade Lux Lewis, Original New Orleans Ragtime Band)
 1946 Fuzzy Wuzzy (Short)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Pianist in Nick's Place (uncredited)
 1943 Cabin in the Sky
Whistling Solo in 'Take a Chance on Love' (uncredited)
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 2006 Emily's First 100 Days of School (Video short) ("Honk Tonk Train Blues")
 2003 I'll Be There (writer: "Honky Tonk Train Blues")
  A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1999) (music - 1 episode, 1999)
- Episode dated 16 January 1999 (1999) ... (lyrics: "HONKY TONK TRAIN BLUES") / (music: "HONKY TONK TRAIN BLUES")
 1991 Mississippi Masala (writer: "Yancey Special" - as Meade Lux Lewis)
 1947 New Orleans (performer: "Honky Tonk Train Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "Honky Tonk Train Blues" - uncredited)
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 1943 Cow-Cow Boogie (Short) (musician: "Boogie Woogie" Piano)
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 1962 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.38 (1962) ... Self
- Episode #1.32 (1962) ... Self (as Mead Lux Lewis)
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 2018 Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (Documentary)
 2003 The Blues (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... Self
 1974 Ain't Misbehavin'

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Alternate Names:

Original New Orleans Ragtime Band | Mead Lux Lewis | Meade Lux Lewis

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