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Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, Elyse Knox, Johnny Long, and Ginny Simms in Hit the Ice (1943)
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A left-handed violinist who started an eleven-piece campus band at Duke University in 1932, originally called 'The Freshmen' (later the 'Duke Collegians'), who went on to turn professional upon graduation. Long's success was largely based on a single 1940 hit song, "A Shanty In Old Shanty Town", which sold over a million copies. The band ... See full bio »
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