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Tommy Dorsey
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Age 51
Birthday 19 November, 1905
Birthplace Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
Died 26 November, 1956
Place of Death Greenwich, Connecticut
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Occupation Jazz Musician
Claim to Fame Songs "Marie" and "Sunny Side of the Street"
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Thomas Francis "Tommy" Dorsey, Jr. (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the Big Band era. He was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing", because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. Although he was not known for being a notable soloist, his technical skill on the trombone gave him renown amongst other musicians. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. After Dorsey broke with his brother in the mid-1930s, he led an extremely popular and highly successful band from the late 1930s into the 1950s. He is best remembered for standards such as "Opus One", "Song of India", "Marie", "On Treasure Island", and his biggest hit single "I'll Never Smile Again".

Filmography

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1951 Disc Jockey Tommy Dorsey
1951 Universal Name Band Musical 7301: Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra Tommy Dorsey
1948 A Song Is Born Tommy Dorsey
1947 The Fabulous Dorseys Tommy Dorsey
1945 Thrill of a Romance Tommy Dorsey
1944 Broadway Rhythm Tommy Dorsey
1943 Du Barry Was a Lady Tommy Dorsey
1943 Girl Crazy Tommy Dorsey
1943 I Dood It Tommy Dorsey
1943 Presenting Lily Mars Tommy Dorsey
1943 Swing Fever Tommy Dorsey

Songs

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RankTitleYear*
1 I'll Never Smile Again 1988
2 Night And Day 1959
3 Minor Goes A Muggin'
4 Stardust 1994
5 Taking A Chance On Love 2004
6 Blue Skies 2001
7 The Dipsy Doodle 1990
8 Keepin' Out of Mischeif Now - From "Interiors"
9 The Lady Is A Tramp 1987
10 Boogie Woogie
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Quotes

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I wish you wouldn't make the strings such an important part of your arrangements because frankly they're only a tax dodge!

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