Doc Severinsen

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Doc Severinsen was born on July 7, 1927 in Arlington, Oregon, USA as Carl Hilding Severinsen. He is known for his work on Sharky's Machine (1981), Isn't She Great (2000) and Gracie (2007). He has been married to Emily Marshall since May 17, 1980. He was previously married to Evonne Nyman and Jane Simpson Frazer. See full bio »

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Known For

Sharky's Machine Soundtrack
Isn't She Great Soundtrack
Gracie Soundtrack
Nude on the Moon Soundtrack


Hide Hide Show Show Music department (10 credits)
 2005 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Peter Lassally/Doc Severinsen/Johnny Carson Tribute (2005) ... (musical director: 'Here's That Rainy Day')
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (conductor - 41 episodes, 1973 - 1992) (musical director - 10 episodes, 1969 - 1991) (musical conductor - 6 episodes, 1973 - 1992) (musical coordinator - 1 episode, 1976)
- The last Tonight Show (1992) ... (musical conductor)
- Clint Eastwood/David Letterman/Bob Hope (1992) ... (conductor)
- Woody Harrelson/Blake Clark/Cathy Guisewite (1992) ... (conductor - credit only)
- Elizabeth Taylor/Michael Douglas (1992) ... (conductor)
 1989 Coming of Age (TV Series) (theme performed by - 1 episode)
- Pauline et Rouge (1989) ... (theme performed by)
 1986-1988 Designing Women (TV Series) (performer - 44 episodes)
- Reservations for Eight (1988) ... (performer: theme song)
- Ted-Bare (1988) ... (performer: theme song)
- How Great Thou Art (1988) ... (performer: theme song)
- High Rollers (1988) ... (performer: theme song)
 1984 Johnny Carson Presents the Tonight Show Comedians (TV Special) (musical director)
 1977 The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1967 Sail to Glory (musician: trumpet - uncredited)
 1962 Satan in High Heels (musician: trumpet)
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Other Works:

(09/04/1971) Charity appearance at the Ohio State Fair for the benefit of the Cincinnati Symphony.

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Carl Severinsen


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

I was playing in Kansas City [in 1974]. We [with future third wife Emily Marshall] got into a tremendous fight in the hotel room. I mean, it was a battle. Emily was throwing things and screaming. In the midst of this knock-down-drag-out, there was a tap on the door, which we ignored. Then, a piece of paper slid under the door."

"I kept hearing this fluttering sound," says Emily, "so I looked at ... See more »


Met third wife, Emily Marshall, when she was working as a secretary for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)'s producer, Frederick De Cordova. See more »

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