Paul Whiteman Movies List

Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman
King of Jazz

Actor Paul Whiteman Filmography

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      The Fabulous Dorseys
      The Fabulous Dorseys ( English )
      Director: Alfred E. Green
      Release date: 26-02-1947
      Rhapsody in Blue
      Rhapsody in Blue ( English )
      Director: Irving Rapper
      Music Director: Max Steiner
      Release date: 22-09-1945
      Atlantic City
      Atlantic City ( English )
      Director: Ray McCarey
      Release date: 15-09-1944
      Birth of the Blues
      Birth of the Blues ( English )
      Music Director: Robert Emmett Dolan
      Release date: 07-11-1941
      Strike Up the Band
      Strike Up the Band ( English )
      Artist: Mickey Rooney , Judy Garland , June Preisser , Paul Whiteman and Orchestra , Paul Whiteman
      Director: Busby Berkeley
      Release date: 27-09-1940
      Hollywood Hotel
      Hollywood Hotel ( English )
      Director: Busby Berkeley
      Release date: 20-12-1937
      Thanks a Million
      Thanks a Million ( English )
      Artist: Dick Powell , Ann Dvorak , Fred Allen , Patsy Kelly , Paul Whiteman
      Director: Roy Del Ruth , Ben Silvey
      Music Director: Eugene Grossman , Roger Heman Sr.
      Release date: 15-11-1935
      King of Jazz
      King of Jazz ( English )
      Artist: Paul Whiteman , John Boles , Laura La Plante , Jeanette Loff , Glenn Tryon
      Director: John Murray Anderson , Pál Fejös
      Release date: 20-04-1930
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          Paul Whiteman Biography

          Paul Whiteman began his musical career as a viola player for the San Francisco Symphony. He enlisted in the Navy during World War I, and his musical abilities resulted in the Navy putting him in charge of his own band. After the war he moved to New York in 1920, where he recorded his first hit, Whispering/The Japanese Sandman. It sold more than two million copies, making Whiteman was an instant star. In 1924 he introduced the George Gershwin classic Rhapsody in Blue, which became the band's signature song. Whiteman had the foresight to hire some of the best jazz musicians of the era, including Red Nichols, Frankie Trumbauer, Tommy Dorsey and Bix Beiderbecke. Bing Crosby got his start with Whiteman in 1929, in a trio called the Rhythm Boys. Whiteman's band continued its run into the 1930s, but toward the end of the decade their popularity began to wane, and in the early 1940s Whiteman took a job as musical director for the American Broadcasting Co., a position he kept into the '60s. He would put together his band every so often during that period, and in the early 1960s they even managed to secure engagements in Las Vegas, after which Whiteman retired. Date of Birth 28 March 1890, Denver, Colorado, USA Date of Death 29 December 1967, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA  (heart attack)

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