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Mel Powell (I) (1923–1998)

Mel Powell was born on February 12, 1923 in New York City, New York, USA as Melvin Epstein. He is known for his work on A Song Is Born (1948), The Lonely Night (1954) and American Frontier (1953). He was married to Martha Scott. He died on April 24, 1998 in Van Nuys, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

A Song Is Born Mel Powell
The Lonely Night Music Department
Caesar's Hour Himself - Guest Performer


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 1954 The Lonely Night (Documentary) (musician: piano)
 1949 Challenge to Lassie (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1949 The Sun Comes Up (musician: piano - uncredited)
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 1954 The Lonely Night (Documentary)
 1953 American Frontier (Short) (as Melvin Powell)
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 2015 Colorado Inside Out (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time Machine - Circa 1940 (2015) ... (writer: "Mission to Moscow")
 1948 A Song Is Born (performer: "Muskrat Ramble" (1926) - uncredited)
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 1948 A Song Is Born
Mel Powell
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 1954 Pass the Line (TV Movie)
Himself - Pianist
 1954 Caesar's Hour (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Performer
- Episode #1.5 (1954) ... Himself - Guest Performer
 1950 Penthouse Party (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1950) ... Himself

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Other Works:

(7/29/51) Radio: Appeared on "The Peggy Lee Show".

Alternate Names:

Melvin Powell

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Stride pianist and arranger. Began as a teenager at Nick's in New York before joining the band of Mugsy Spanier. With Benny Goodman from 1941, for who he wrote several seminal tracks, including "The Earl", "Clarinet a la King" and "Mission to Moscow". Member of Glenn Miller's Army Band during World War II. See more »

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