(TV Series) (musician - 76 episodes)
... (musician: trumpet)
'Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry'. Oakland, CA :University of California Press. ISBN-13: 978-0520268463. Written with 'Gwenn Terry' and Quincy Jones
, Bill Cosby
and David Demsey
Clark 'Mumbles' Terry | The Tonight Show Band
5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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His mother died when he was 6, and within a few years he was working odd jobs to help support his family. He became interested in music when he heard a relative playing the tuba. When he was 10, he built a makeshift trumpet by attaching a funnel to a garden hose. Neighbors later pitched in to buy him a trumpet from a pawn shop.