Jimmy Dorsey

Soundtrack, Actor

Soundtrack, Actor


Legendary saxophonist, conductor, songwriter and composer ("I'm Glad There Is You" and "Contrasts" [his theme]), educated in public schools and a cornet student of his father. Through the 1920s he was a saxophonist in orchestras including those of Paul Whiteman, Red Nichols, and the California Ramblers. He formed an orchestra with his brother, ...
Birth date
1904-02-29
Death date
1957-06-12

Activities


RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackIsmael's Ghosts
(writer: "I'm Glad There Is You")
2017
SoundtrackManhattan
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - You Always Hurt the One You Love (2014) ... (performer: "Besame Mucho" - uncredited)
2014
SoundtrackBoardwalk Empire
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Spaghetti and Coffee (2012) ... ("Lovesick Blues" (1922))
2012
SoundtrackNancy LaMott: I'll Be Here with You
(Video) (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You")
2008
SoundtrackRed Betsy
(performer: "SWEET SUE JUST YOU")
2003
SoundtrackPlaying by Heart
(writer: "I'm Glad There Is You" (1941))
1998
SoundtrackMy Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument
(writer: "I am glad there is you")
1996
SoundtrackToday
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode dated 7 January 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You")
1995
SoundtrackSecond Best
(performer: "The Wren" (La Capinera))
1994
SoundtrackCool as Ice
(writer: "Clarinet Polka")
1991
SoundtrackCookie
(writer: "Jay Dee's Boogie Woogie")
1989
SoundtrackBig Top Pee-wee
(performer: "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry")
1988
SoundtrackNo Small Affair
(writer: "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)")
1984
SoundtrackRacing with the Moon
(performer: "Tangerine")
1984
SoundtrackTangerine
(writer: "Tangerine" - uncredited)
1979
SoundtrackReturn to Macon County
(performer: "So Rare" - uncredited)
1975
SoundtrackThe Execution of Private Slovik
(TV Movie) (performer: "Tangerine")
1974
SoundtrackJazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Gary Burton, Buddy Tate, Clarke Boland (1970) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You")
1970
SoundtrackPetticoat Junction
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - How to Arrange a Marriage (1970) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)" - uncredited)
1970
SoundtrackThe Jack Benny Program
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - I Am the Fiddler (1964) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World Of Ordinary People)" - uncredited)
1964
SoundtrackThe Lawrence Welk Show
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Halloween (1958) ... (writer: "Oodles Of Noodles")
1958
SoundtrackThe Frank Sinatra Show
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Erin O'Brien (1957) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You" - uncredited)
1957
SoundtrackVarieties
(Short) (performer: "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Will Cowan Special", "South Rampart Street Parade")
1952
SoundtrackMake Believe Ballroom
(performer: "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" - uncredited)
1949
SoundtrackCatalina Interlude
(Short) (performer: "Perfidia", "Catalina", "My Ideal", "Tangerine", "Muskrat Ramble", "Hit the Road To Dreamland" - uncredited)
1948
SoundtrackThe Fabulous Dorseys
(music: "Contrasts" - uncredited)
1947
SoundtrackHeadline Bands
(Short) (writer: "Dusk in Upper Sandusky" - uncredited)
1946
SoundtrackLost in a Harem
(lyrics: "John Silver" (1944) - uncredited) / (music: "John Silver" (1944) - uncredited)
1944
SoundtrackFour Jills in a Jeep
(writer: "The Champ" - uncredited)
1944
SoundtrackYou Can't Ration Love
(music: "Oodles of Noodles")
1944
SoundtrackGroovie Movie
(Short) (performer: "One O'Clock Jump")
1944
SoundtrackI Dood It
(music: "Contrast" - uncredited)
1943
SoundtrackJimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
(Short) (performer: "Contrasts", "Fingerbustin'" (a.k.a. "Beebe"), "My Wubba Dolly", "Only a Rose", "John Silver") / (writer: "Contrasts", "Fingerbustin'" (a.k.a. "Beebe"), "John Silver")
1940
SoundtrackJimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
(Short) (lyrics: "It's the Dreamer in Me" (1938) - uncredited) / (performer: "Beebe" (1929), "Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps" (1936), "It's the Dreamer in Me" (1938), "Dusk in Upper Sandusky" (1936) - uncredited) / (writer: "Beebe" (1929), "Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps" (1936), "I Love You in Technicolor" (1938), "Dusk in Upper Sandusky" (1936) - uncredited)
1938
SoundtrackDodsworth
(writer: "Shim, Sham, Shimmy" - uncredited)
1936
RoleTitleYear
ActorStage Show
(TV Series) Co-host (1954-55)
1954
ActorMake Believe Ballroom
Band Leader Jimmy Dorsey
1949
ActorCatalina Interlude
(Short) Orchestra Leader Jimmy Dorsey (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
1948
ActorMusic Man
Band Leader
1948
ActorThe Fabulous Dorseys
Jimmy Dorsey
1947
ActorHollywood Canteen
Jimmy Dorsey (uncredited)
1944
ActorLost in a Harem
Jimmy Dorsey
1944
ActorFour Jills in a Jeep
Jimmy Dorsey
1944
ActorI Dood It
Jimmy Dorsey
1943
ActorThe Fleet's In
Jimmy Dorsey (uncredited)
1942
ActorBirth of the Blues
Jimmy Dorsey
1941
ActorThat Girl from Paris
Hammacher's Band Member (uncredited)
1936
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Themselves - Episode #3.119 (1964) ... Themselves
1964
SelfStage Show
(TV Series) Self - Co-Host / Self - Gale Storm/Ella Logan/Archie Robbins (1956) ... Self - Co-Host - Eddie Fontaine/The Crew Cuts (1956) ... Self - Co-Host - George Jessel/Sunny Gale/Bob Hopkins (1956) ... Self - Co-Host - Merv Griffin/Morey Amsterdam (1956) ... Self - Co-Host - Dick Haymes/Eddie Hanley/Sirata (1956) ... Self - Co-Host Show all 69 episodes
1954-1956
SelfWhat's My Line?
(TV Series) Self - Mystery Guest - Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey (1955) ... Self - Mystery Guest
1955
SelfThe Jackie Gleason Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest Co-Host / Self / ... - Episode dated 7 May 1955 (1955) ... Self - Guest Host - Episode dated 19 March 1955 (1955) ... Self - Guest Host - Episode dated 12 March 1955 (1955) ... Self - Guest Host - Episode dated 8 January 1955 (1955) ... Self - Guest Co-Host - Episode dated 1 January 1955 (1955) ... Self - Guest Co-Host Show all 8 episodes
1952-1955
SelfThe George Jessel Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.19 (1954) ... Self
1954
SelfThe Dorsey Brothers' Encore
(Short) Self - The Dorsey Brothers (uncredited)
1953
SelfVarieties
(Short) Self
1952
SelfPerry Como's Kraft Music Hall
(TV Series) Self - Jimmy Dorsey (1950) ... Self
1950
SelfCavalcade of Bands
(TV Series) Self - Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra, The Amazing Ballantine (1950) ... Self
1950
SelfAdventures in Jazz
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.13 (1949) ... Self
1949
SelfJimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
(Short) Self
1948
SelfJimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
(Short) Self / Saxophone / Clarinet
1940
SelfJimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
(Short) Self - Bandleader / Alto Saxophone / Clarinet
1938
SelfYou Leave Me Breathless
(Short) Self
1938
SelfMirrors
(Short) Self / Clarinet Solo (uncredited)
1934
SelfHigh Hat
(Short) Self (uncredited)
1929
SelfWalt Roesner and the Capitolians
(Short) Self / Saxophone
1928
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageIo sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l'Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz
(Documentary) Self
2010
Archive footageBiography
(TV Series documentary) - Doris Day: It's Magic (1998)
1998
Archive footageAbbott and Costello in the Movies
(Video documentary) Self
1990
Archive footageThis Is Elvis
(Documentary) Self (uncredited)
1981
Archive footageJazz Ball
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1956
Archive footageHeadline Bands
(Short) Self - 'Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, 1938'
1946