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Ray Nance (1913–1976)

Ray Nance was born on December 10, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Timex All-Star Jazz Show (1957), Adventures in Jazz (1949) and Jam Session (1942). He died on January 28, 1976 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Jam Session Himself - Violin
Here's Edie Himself - trumpeter


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 1943 Reveille with Beverly
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 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.110 (1970) ... Himself
 1966 A Whole Scene Going (TV Series)
- Episode #1.23 (1966) ... Himself
 1962 Here's Edie (TV Series)
Himself - trumpeter
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Himself - trumpeter
 1959 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (TV Series)
- The Golden Age of Jazz (1959) ... Himself
 1949 Adventures in Jazz (TV Series)
- Episode #1.16 (1949) ... Himself
- Episode #1.15 (1949) ... Himself
 1942 Jam Session (Short)
Himself - Violin
 1941 Hot Chocolate (Short)
Himself - Trumpet (uncredited)

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Trumpeter, violinist, vocalist and dancer, best remembered as a key member of the famous Duke Ellington Orchestra (1940-63). Featured on many solos, including the classic "Take the 'A' Train" (1941). Led own septet in 1964 and a quartet from 1971.

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