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Snooky Young (1919–2011)


Born Eugene Edward Young, he grew up in a musical family and originally played the zither. He switched to trumpet while in his early teens playing with the family band (his older brother Granville was also a trumpeter). After various stints with bands in Atlanta, Georgia, while at the same time finishing high school, Young was 'spotted' by Gerald ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Color Purple Miscellaneous Crew
(1985)
Club Date Self - Trumpeter
(1983)
(1967-1992)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Music department (3 credits)
 1967-1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (musician - 35 episodes)
- The last Tonight Show (1992) ... (musician: The Tonight Show Band - Trumpet - uncredited)
- Episode #30.118 (1992) ... (musician: trumpet - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Episode #30.117 (1992) ... (musician: trumpet - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Clint Eastwood/David Letterman/Bob Hope (1992) ... (musician: trumpet - uncredited)
- Episode #30.113 (1992) ... (musician: trumpet - as The Tonight Show Band)
 1973 Shaft (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- The Kidnapping (1973) ... (musician: trumpet - uncredited)
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 1985 The Color Purple (researcher)
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 1983-1989 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Self - The Tonight Show Band: Trumpet / Self - Guest / Self - Musician
- Episode dated 3 February 1989 (1989) ... Self - Guest
- Danny DeVito/Richard Benjamin (1988) ... Self - The Tonight Show Band: Trumpet (as Snooky)
- Robert Blake/Christie Brinkley (1985) ... Self - The Tonight Show Band: Trumpet
- Episode #22.5 (1983) ... Self - Musician
 1983 Club Date (TV Series)
Self - Trumpeter
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Alternate Names:

Snooky | The Tonight Show Band
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Played trumpet solo for Jack Carson's character in the 1941 motion picture 'Blues in the Night'.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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