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Fats Waller (1904–1943)


Thomas Waller was born in 1904. He was one of the most important pianist in the history of jazz. He studied piano with James P. Johnson, one of the masters of the stride piano in the 1920s. Fats began recording his first piano solos in 1923. He worked in the revue "Hot Chocolates" in the late 1920s as a composer. Along with Duke Ellington, he is ... See full bio »

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Known For

Eraserhead Soundtrack
(1977)
(2012)
Lolita Soundtrack
(1997)
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack
(2013)

Filmography

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 1999 Reputations (TV Series documentary) (additional music - 1 episode)
- Hitch: Alfred the Great (1999) ... (additional music)
 1983 The Crucifixion of Simon Peter (Short) (stock music)
 1982 Ain't Misbehavin' (TV Movie)
 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (intermission music - uncredited)
 1970 Pausenkatzen (Short) (composer: theme music) / (music supervisor)
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Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (185 credits)
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Show Show Self (6 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He was composer for the musical, "Ain't Misbehavin'," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunqut, Maine. Richard Maltby Jr. was original director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 3 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Anita Priscilla Rutherford  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

What's jazz, lady? If you don't know, I can't tell you. See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1989. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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