George 'Red' Callender

Music Department, Soundtrack, Actor

Music Department, Soundtrack, Actor


Songwriter ("Primrose Lane", "Pastel"), composer, conductor, arranger, bassist and tubist who, after his college education, performed as bassist within the groups of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Nat 'King' Cole and Lester Young, later forming his own trio. Starting in the early 1950s, prior to which he helped bring about the amalgamation of L.A...
Birth date
1916-03-06
Death date
1992-03-08
Height
6' 3" (1.91 m)

Known For


Deconstructing Harry
Deconstructing Harry
Soundtrack (1997)
I Dood It
I Dood It
Acoustic double bassist with Hazel Scott (1943)
September
September
Soundtrack (1987)
An American Rhapsody
An American Rhapsody
Soundtrack (2001)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
Music departmentA Soldier's Story
(musician: acoustic double bass - uncredited)
1984
Music departmentLongstreet
(TV Series) (musician - 1 episode) - Elegy in Brass (1971) ... (musician: acoustic double bass - uncredited)
1971
Music departmentThe Omega Man
(musician: bass - uncredited)
1971
Music departmentThe Partridge Family
(TV Series) (musician - 1 episode) - Soul Club (1971) ... (musician: double bass)
1971
Music departmentThe Smith Family
(TV Series) (composer: theme music - as G. Callendar, 1971-1972)
1971
Music departmentHunters Are for Killing
(TV Movie) (musician: bass - uncredited)
1970
Music departmentThe Only Game in Town
(musician: bass - uncredited)
1970
Music departmentKelly's Heroes
(musician: bass - uncredited)
1970
Music departmentThe Name of the Game Is Kill!
(musician: bass - uncredited)
1968
Music departmentPoint Blank
(musician: bass - uncredited)
1967
Music departmentThe Danny Kaye Show
(TV Series) (musician - 120 episodes) - Episode #4.29 (1967) ... (musician: double bass) - Episode #4.28 (1967) ... (musician: double bass) - Episode #4.27 (1967) ... (musician: double bass) - Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 (1967) ... (musician: double bass) - Roddy McDowall, Blossom Dearie (1967) ... (musician: double bass) Show all 120 episodes
1963-1967
Music departmentOnce a Thief
(musician: tuba - uncredited)
1965
Music departmentBroadside
(TV Series) (musician - 1 episode) - Kill 'Em with Kindness (1964) ... (musician - uncredited)
1964
Music departmentThe Incredible Mr. Limpet
(musician: tuba - uncredited)
1964
Music departmentDrums of Africa
(musician: bass - uncredited)
1963
Music departmentGypsy
(musician: alto sax - uncredited)
1962
Music departmentHatari!
(musician: tuba - uncredited)
1962
Music departmentGeorge Washington Carver
(Short) (musician: tuba and string bass)
1959
Music departmentSome Like It Hot
(musician: double bass - uncredited)
1959
Music departmentThe Spider
(musician: bass - uncredited)
1958
Music departmentSt. Louis Blues
(musician: bass)
1958
Music departmentThree Little Bops
(Short) (musician: acoustic double bass - uncredited)
1957
Music departmentJoe Adams Presents
(TV Series) (music assistant)
1951
Music departmentCabin in the Sky
(musician: acoustic double bass - uncredited)
1943
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackShirley
(performer: "Everything About You Appeals To Me")
2020
SoundtrackAn American Rhapsody
(writer: "Primrose Lane" (1957))
2001
SoundtrackDeconstructing Harry
(as Red Callendar, "All the Things You Are" (1939))
1997
SoundtrackSeptember
(performer: "My Ideal", "Night and Day" - as Red Callender)
1987
SoundtrackThe Atomic Cafe
(Documentary) (performer: "Atomic Love")
1982
SoundtrackThe Lawrence Welk Show
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Everything's Coming Up Roses (1971) ... (writer: "Primrose Lane" - uncredited)
1971
SoundtrackThe Smith Family
(TV Series) (writer - 15 episodes) - No Place to Hide (1971) ... (writer: "Primrose Lane") - Greener Pastures (1971) ... (writer: "Primrose Lane") - The Peer Group (1971) ... (writer: "Primrose Lane") - Rookie (1971) ... (writer: "Primrose Lane") - Remember Lisa (1971) ... (writer: "Primrose Lane") Show all 15 episodes
1971
SoundtrackThe Danny Kaye Show
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Episode #2.7 (1964) ... (performer: "Slap That Bass")
1964
SoundtrackThe Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Darren McGavin (1959) ... (writer: "Primrose Lane" - uncredited)
1959
SoundtrackSome Like It Hot
(performer: "Sugar Blues" (1920), "Some Like It Hot" (1958), "Sugar Blues - Runnin' Wild" - uncredited)
1959
SoundtrackGeneral Electric Theater
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Judy Garland Musical Special (1956) ... (performer: "Come Rain or Come Shine" - uncredited)
1956
SoundtrackJammin' the Blues
(Documentary short) (performer: "Midnight Symphony", "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (1930) - uncredited)
1944
SoundtrackI Dood It
(performer: "Taking a Chance on Love" (1940))
1943
RoleTitleYear
ActorFantasy Island
(TV Series) Acoustic Double Bassist Accompanying Dream Sequence Dance - Bojangles and the Dancer/Deuces Are Wild (1984) ... Acoustic Double Bassist Accompanying Dream Sequence Dance (uncredited)
1984
ActorHawaii Five-O
(TV Series) Bass Player - Trouble in Mind (1970) ... Bass Player (uncredited)
1970
ActorSt. Louis Blues
Musician
1958
ActorNew Orleans
Bassist (as Red Callendar, Original New Orleans Ragtime Band)
1947
ActorI Dood It
Acoustic double bassist with Hazel Scott (uncredited)
1943
ActorThink Fast, Mr. Moto
Nightclub Bassist (uncredited)
1937
ActorBroadway Melody of 1936
Sideline Musician (uncredited)
1935
RoleTitleYear
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Billie Holiday: The Long Night of Lady Day (1986) ... Self
1986
SelfThis Is Your Life
(TV Series) Self - Scatman Crothers (1984) ... Self
1984
SelfClub Date
(TV Series) Self - Bassist - Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham and Their Sweet Baby Blues Band (1983) ... Self - Bassist
1983
SelfThe Danny Kaye Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.7 (1964) ... Self
1964
SelfStars of Jazz
(TV Series) Self - Chico Hamilton Quintet/Eddie Beal/George "Red" Callender/Georgia Carr (1956) ... Self
1956
SelfGeneral Electric Theater
(TV Series) Self - Member: The Trio - Judy Garland Musical Special (1956) ... Self - Member: The Trio (as Red Callender)
1956
SelfJammin' the Blues
(Documentary short) Self - on Bass (as Red Callender)
1944