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Noble Sissle (I) (1889–1975)

Handsome Noble Sissle is one of the unsung legends of ragtime, blues and early jazz. He and his band had an easy-listening, hot and breezy sound unlike any other contemporary band. When you went to see Sissle you got more then an earful of good music--you got good entertainment that would put a smile on your face. He was an energetic, charismatic, ... See full bio »


(age 86) in Tampa, Florida, USA

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Known For

My Girl Soundtrack
A Shot in the Dark Soundtrack
The Big Something Soundtrack


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 1947 Junction 88
Band Leader (as Noble Sissel)
 1933 That's the Spirit (Short)
Noble Sissle - Band Leader
 1932 Pie, Pie, Blackbird (Short)
Noble Sissle (uncredited)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (49 credits)
Show Show Self (9 credits)

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Other Works:

Aubrey Lyles, Flournoy Miller, Eubie Blake and he wrote the musical comedy, "Shuffle Along," in a National Tour production at the Menominee Theatre in Menominee, Michigan with Albert F. Watts, Emma Jackson, Nellie Brown, Theodore McDonald, C. Jones, DeWitt Davis, Al Baldwin, Manton Moland, Margaret Scott, Billy Dewey, Edgar ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nobel Sissel and his Orchestra | Noble Sissel


Ethel L. Tean  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »

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Singer-actress Lena Horne was discovered by Noble Sissle and made her first record as his band singer. See more »

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