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Number of Records Matching Query: 48
 
ROMAN TOTENBERG
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 January 1911
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: He was also awarded the gold medal at the Chopin Conservatory/Warsaw and continued his studies with Carl Flesch in Berlin, where he won the International Mendelssohn Prize in 1931.

TOMMY DUNCAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 January 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: When bandleader Bob Wills decided to form a more independent band, he and Duncan became the creative core of The Texas Playboys.

ROY ELDRIDGE
 
Date Born: Monday 30 January 1911
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Eldridge was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and originally played drums, trumpet and tuba.

ART MOONEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 February 1911
 
Description: Band Leader, Producer, Arranger, Conductor, USA
 
Summary: Mooney's name, as well as his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was prominently featured in the motion picture The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.

RONALD REAGAN
 
Date Born: Monday 6 February 1911
 
Description: Actor, U.S President, USA
 
Summary: After graduating from Eureka in 1932, Reagan worked at radio stations WOC in Davenport, Iowa, and WHO in Des Moines as an announcer for Chicago Cubs baseball games.

STEVE SHOLES
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 February 1911
 
Description: Saxophone, clarinet
 
Summary: In 1945, he became head of the country division in Nashville, Tennessee and was responsible for recruiting such talent as Chet Atkins for RCA Victor. When he left Nashville, Atkins took over as head of the country music division.

MAXINE SULLIVAN
 
Date Born: Monday 13 February 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The last song that she ever recorded in concert was the same as her first record, "Loch Lomond."

MERLE OBERON
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 February 1911
 
Description: Actress, Bombay
 
Summary: Merle Oberon has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard) for her contributions to Motion Pictures.

JAMES DENNY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 February 1911
 
Description: Manager, Management
 
Summary: Born James Ray Denney. He changed his last name to Denny was a long-time manager of the Grand Ole Opry Artists Service who went on to become one of the most successful talent agents and song publishers in country music history.

JEAN HARLOW
 
Date Born: Friday 3 March 1911
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of Mont Clair Carpenter, a dentist, and his wife, Jean Poe Carpenter. Young Harlean's father came from a working-class background while her mother was the daughter of a wealthy real estate broker.

JOSEPH BARBERA
 
Date Born: Friday 24 March 1911
 
Description: Cartoonist, USA
 
Summary: Born in the Little Italy section of Manhattan, New York, to immigrants of Lebanese descent.

FREDDIE GREEN
 
Date Born: Friday 31 March 1911
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Played with the Count Basie Orchestra during the late 30’s and the 40’s.

MARTIN DENNY
 
Date Born: Monday 10 April 1911
 
Description: Instrumentalist,
 
Summary: Dick Clark hosted Denny on American Bandstand. "Quiet Village" reached #2 on Billboard's charts in 1959 with the Exotica album" reaching #1.

ROBERT JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1911
 
Description: Guitarist
 
Summary: Recording in the thirties, a sessions guitarist recorded well known blues songs such as ’Travelling Riverside Blues’ - ’Sweet Home Chicago’ etc.

PHIL SILVERS
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 May 1911
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Silvers wrote the lyrics for Frank Sinatra's "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)".

MAUREEN OSULLIVAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 May 1911
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Married Australian born writer and later award winning director John Farrow.

BIG JOE TURNER
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 May 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US A
 
Summary: His Jazz era was in Kansas City but he made his name composing the well known, always played,’ Shake Rattle And Roll’

MILT GABLER
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 May 1911
 
Description: Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: At fifteen, he began working in his father's business, the Commodore Radio Corporation, a radio shop located on East 42nd Street in New York City.

VINCENT PRICE
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 May 1911
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for his roles in of the unknown and to usually scare the living day lights out of one.

MITCH MILLER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 July 1911
 
Description: Producer, Arranger, Band Leader, Conductor, USA
 
Summary: Miller was born to a Jewish family in Rochester, New York. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Miller is an accomplished oboe and English horn player.

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI
 
Date Born: Friday 7 July 1911
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Spoleto Festival in Melbourne, Australia. Menotti was the artistic director during the period of 1986-88, but after three festivals there, he decided to withdraw

COOTIE WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Monday 10 July 1911
 
Description: Trumpet, USA
 
Summary: Williams worked with the likes of Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker etc. Master of the Wa Wa technique.

TERRY THOMAS
 
Date Born: Friday 14 July 1911
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He was famous for his portrayal of disreputable members of the upper classes, especially cads, toffs and bounders, with the trademark gap in his front teeth, cigarette holder, smoking jacket and catch-phrases such as "What an absolute shower!", "Good show!", "You dirty rotter" and "Hard cheese".

GINGER ROGERS
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 July 1911
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of Eddins McMath, of Scottish ancestry and Lela Owens McMath, of Welsh ancestry. Her mother separated from Rogers' father soon after her birth, and mother and daughter went to live with the Walter Owens family in nearby Kansas City.

JERRY BURKE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1911
 
Description: Organist, USA
 
Summary: He played the organ and piano for the Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1934 to 1965.

JOHN HINDE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1911
 
Description: TV Presenter
 
Summary: Born in 1911, Hinde grew up up in Adelaide. He started studying medicine at the University of Adelaide, but dropped out and married. After a short lived marriage he went first to Melbourne and later to Sydney.

LUCILLE BALL
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 August 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Lucille Ball was born to Henry Durrell Ball September 16, 1886 – February 28, 1915 and Desiree "DeDe" Evelyn Hunt September 21, 1892 –July 20, 1977 in Jamestown, New York.

JANE WYATT
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1911
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Jane Wyatt was born to Christopher Billopp Wyatt, Jr, a Wall Street investment banker, and mother the former Euphemia was a drama critic.

LESTER LANIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 August 1911
 
Description: Band leader, USA
 
Summary: Lanin's brothers, Sam and Howard, were also both bandleaders, they came from a family of ten of which Lester was the youngest born to a family of Russian - Jewish immigrants.

JIMMY SPRINGS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 September 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Jimmy Springs, who was lead singer of the Red Caps for three decades. The Red Caps around 1968, ending a run that extended across a quarter century.

CHRISTINE JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Friday 8 September 1911
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: She taught voice for many years, and one of her pupils was Florence Henderson.

ZEKE CLEMENTS
 
Date Born: Monday 11 September 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In the thirties he was part of the Grand Ole Opry and a member of the Opry’s first cowboy group.

BILL MONROE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 September 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Mandolin, Guitar, USA
 
Summary: His first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry was in 1939 performing 'The Muleskinner Blues'.

SILAS HOGAN
 
Date Born: Friday 15 September 1911
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Guitarist and harmonica player of the blues,worked with Slim Harpo in the forties.

VAUGHN MONROE
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 October 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He turned down the chance to record "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer".

ZEKE MANNERS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 October 1911
 
Description: Fiddle, USA
 
Summary: Manners was born in San Francisco but raised in Los Angeles, where he attended Fairfax High School and learned to play fiddle. YOUTUBE: Curley Gribbs (with the Zeke Manners Band) - Sioux City Sue.

JO JONES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 October 1911
 
Description: Drummer - USA
 
Summary: In 1985 Jones (later known as Papa Jo Jones) was the recipient of an American Jazz Masters fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

GEORGE CATES
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 October 1911
 
Description: Composer, Arranger. Conductor, USA
 
Summary: He was the person responsible for integrating the two Songs MOONGLOW. and THEME FROM PICNIC. He married both pieces together cleverly for the film sequence in the dance scene in ’PICNIC’.

PIANO RED
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 October 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: In 1964, the Beatles recorded a cover of the flip side of "Doctor Feel-Good," titled "Mr. Moonlight" and written by Roy Lee Johnson.

SONNY TERRY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 October 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Harmonicist, USA
 
Summary: Terry was also in the 1947 original cast of the Broadway musical comedy, Finian's Rainbow.

MAHALIA JACKSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 October 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Mahalia Jackson - First Queen Of Gospel Music. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Inductee:

BUCK CLAYTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 November 1911
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Clayton, member of the Count Basie Orchestra from 1936 to 1943.

WOODY HARRIS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 November 1911
 
Description: Composer of music, UK
 
Summary: Mainly remembered for the Bobby Darin hit "QUEEN OF THE HOPE" Featured below. He also wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Della Reese and other popular singers.

DIXIE LEE
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 November 1911
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: She married Bing Crosby at the age of 18, and had four sons with him, two of whom, Lindsay and Dennis.

ROY ROGERS
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 November 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Probably one if the most remembered singing cowboys of the screen. Acted in Westerns and one of the co founders of the country group "The Sons of the Pioneers".

CAMILLE MAURANE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 November 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, French
 
Summary: His father was a music teacher and he started singing as a child in the Maîtrise Saint-Evode in Rouen.

LEE J COBB
 
Date Born: Friday 8 December 1911
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born Leo Jacoby to a Jewish family in New York City, Cobb studied at New York University before making his film debut.

BASHFUL BROTHER OSWALD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 December 1911
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Beecher Ray Kirby was born in rural Sevier County, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains.

 
 
 
 

 
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