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Artie Shaw (1910–2004)

Artie Shaw played ukulele at ten and began as an alto saxophonist at the age of twelve. While still in his teens he formed his first band, the Bellevue Ramblers which performed at local gigs. He took up the clarinet in 1926 and spent several years honing his talent playing for various local bands in Florida and Ohio, often doubling up as an ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins. See more awards »


Known For

The Rocketeer Soundtrack
Allied Soundtrack
Second Chorus Artie Shaw
Live by Night Soundtrack


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 1978 Crash (TV Movie)
Elderly Passenger
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
- Blaze of Glory (1975) ... (uncredited)
 1973 McCloud (TV Series)
Fire Chief
- Butch Cassidy Rides Again (1973) ... Fire Chief
 1940 Second Chorus
Artie Shaw
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
Artie Shaw
 1932 The Yacht Party (Short)
Orchestra Member (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Autobiographical novel "The Education of Albie Snow" (started in the mid-1950s, but only one chapter has been printed as of 2001). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Evelyn Keyes  (divorced) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on Ava Gardner] Ava has been completely victimized by the kind of life she has led, and as a result has become the kind of person she is today. See more »


Posthumously inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame (1990). See more »


Theme song: "Nightmare"


King of the Clarinet

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