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Number of Records Matching Query: 34
 
DANNY THOMAS
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 January 1912
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, Producer, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Danny Thomas to Charles and Margaret Jacobs. He was of Lebanese descent. He first performed under his Anglicized birth name, Amos Jacobs, before settling on the stage name, Danny Thomas, which were the first names of two of his brothers. He lived in various cities as a child, including Toledo, Ohio, and Rochester New York.

TRUMMY YOUNG
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1912
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: With Sy Oliver, he wrote "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)", a hit for both Lunceford and Ella Fitzgerald in 1939.

SAUL CHAPLIN
 
Date Born: Monday 19 February 1912
 
Description: Composer and musical director.
 
Summary: He won Academy Awards for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, An American in Paris and West Side Story as well as a nomination for High Society.

STAN KENTON
 
Date Born: Monday 19 February 1912
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He attended Bell High School, in Bell, California, where he graduated in 1930.

RED SAUNDERS
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 March 1912
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Early in his career, Saunders played in Milwaukee and Chicago, playing with Stomp King. Youtube: "Hambone" Red Saunders - Feb. 1952.

PAUL WESTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 March 1912
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor

LES BROWN
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 March 1912
 
Description: Band Leader, Saxophonist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Les Brown and the Band of Renown performed with Bob Hope on radio, stage and TV for almost fifty years.

LIGHTNIN HOPKINS
 
Date Born: Friday 15 March 1912
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: His father, Abe, was a ruffian murdered after an argument over a card game. His mother, Frances, encouraged him to play organ at her home church services. In the mid-1930s, Hopkins was sent to Houston County Prison Farm for an unknown offense. there.

NERVOUS NORVUS
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 March 1912
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: Nervous Norvus was born before World War I started, and was over 40 by the time he had his two hit singles in 1956. His records were made with input from radio personality Red Blanchard, to whom he was sending demos in the hope of finding an artist to record them.

SONJA HENIE
 
Date Born: Monday 8 April 1912
 
Description: Actress, Norway
 
Summary: Considered by many as one of the greatest figure skaters in history. She was diagnosed with leukemia in the mid-1960s. She died at age 57 in 1969 during a flight from Paris to Oslo.

JOHN LEVY
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 April 1912
 
Description: Double bass, USA
 
Summary: In 1997, Levy was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame

ALICE FAYE
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 May 1912
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in New York City, she was the daughter of a New York police officer of German descent and his Irish-American wife, Charley and Alice Leppert.

FOSTER BROOKS
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 May 1912
 
Description: Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Singer Perry Como discovered Brooks in 1969, giving the comedian his major break.

GIL EVANS
 
Date Born: Monday 13 May 1912
 
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: His name was changed early on to Evans, the name of his stepfather. His family moved to Stockton, California, where he spent most of his youth. After 1946, he lived and worked primarily in New York City.

PERRY COMO
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 May 1912
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: From his own barber shop to the top entertainer.In 2007 Perry Como was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.

KARL MALDEN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 May 1912
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Malden famously delivered the line "Don't leave home without them!" in a series of U.S. television commercials for American Express Travelers Cheques in the 1970s and 1980s.

DEZO HOFFMANN
 
Date Born: Friday 24 May 1912
 
Description: Photographer, Hungry
 
Summary: He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles

BUDDY FEYNE
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 June 1912
 
Description: Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Over his life, Feyne wrote more than 400 songs. First to sing "Stardust" on the air.

EDDIE WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 June 1912
 
Description: Bassist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American Bassist and member of "The Three Blazers" in the early forties.

WOODY GUTHRIE
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 July 1912
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In September 1996 Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University cohosted Hard Travelin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie, a 10-day conference of panel sessions, lectures, and concerts.

ART LINKLETTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 July 1912
 
Description: Actor, TV Host, Radio and TV, Canadian
 
Summary: In his autobiography, "Confessions of a Happy Man" 1960, Linkletter revealed that he had had no contact with his natural parents or his sister or two brothers since he was abandoned when only a few weeks old.

GENE KELLY
 
Date Born: Friday 2 August 1912
 
Description: Musician, Actor, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Gene was the third son of James Kelly, a phonograph salesman, and Harriet Curran, who were both children of Irish Roman Catholic immigrants.

JOHN CAGE
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 September 1912
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Cage went to the Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. There he found work as an accompanist for dancers.

RAY GILBERT
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 September 1912
 
Description: Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Father of singer Joanne Gilbert.

HIMIE VOXMAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 September 1912
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: On December 20, 2008, Voxman received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Iowa

CHUCK JONES
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 September 1912
 
Description: Animator, Cartoon artist, Screenwriter, Producer
 
Summary: He directed many of the classic short animated cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew and the other Warners characters.

TED DAFFAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 September 1912
 
Description: Singer, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His career was mainly in publishing with Faron Yong and Hank Snow when they became a partner in ’Dafffin Music Publishing Enterprises’.

RENE HALL
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 September 1912
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He first recorded as a banjo player with Joseph Robichaux in New Orleans in 1933.

DALE EVANS
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 October 1912
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Evans had a productive career as a jazz, swing, and big band singer that led to a screen test and contract with 20th Century Fox studios. Born Lucille Wood Smith in Uvalde, Texas, her name was changed in infancy to Frances Octavia Smith.

LARRY LAPRISE
 
Date Born: Monday 11 November 1912
 
Description: Composer, USA

ELEANOR POWELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 November 1912
 
Description: Actress, dancer
 
Summary: She made her final public appearance in 1981 at a televised American Film Institute tribute to Fred Astaire, where she received a standing ovation.

TEDDY WILSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 November 1912
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Wilson appeared in the film "The Benny Goodman Story" as himself. Also a member of Benny Carters 'Chocolate Dandies'.

OSCAR MOORE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 December 1912
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Member, guitarist for - The Three Blazers.

ROBERT LUNN
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 December 1912
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, Vaudeville, USA
 
Summary: Robert Lunn, an ex vaudeville artist from Tennessee, popularized Chris Bouchillon version of the song on WSM's "Grand Ole Opry."

 
 
 
 

 
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