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Number of Records Matching Query: 18
Ray Bolger
Date Born: Sunday 10 January 1904
Description: Actor, Dancer, USA
Summary: He like Gene Kelly was a song and dance man as well as a comedian.

Fred Mcdowell
Date Born: Tuesday 12 January 1904
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He started playing guitar at the age of 14 and played at dances around Rossville.

Richard Addinsell
Date Born: Wednesday 13 January 1904
Description: Composer of songs, UK
Summary: A British composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight (also known under the later title Suicide Squadron).

Cary Grant
Date Born: Monday 18 January 1904
Description: Actor, USA, UK
Summary: In 2001 a statue of Grant was erected in Millennium Square, a regenerated area next to the harbour in his city of birth, Bristol, England.

Jimmy Dorsey
Date Born: Monday 29 February 1904
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, USA
Summary: Jimmy Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a music teacher and older brother of Tommy Dorsey who also became a prominent musician. P/E

Glenn Miller
Date Born: Tuesday 1 March 1904
Description: Trombonist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor, USA
Summary: He went to grade school in North Platte, Nebraska. In 1915, Miller's family moved to Grant City, Missouri where he continued school and milked cows for spending money. Around this time, Miller was given his first trombone and then played in the town orchestra.

Pete Johnson
Date Born: Thursday 24 March 1904
Description: Pianist, Drummer, USA
Summary: featuring Turner on vocals and Johnson on piano, was one of the first rock and roll records. Another self-referential title was their "Johnson and Turner Blues". In 1949, he also wrote and recorded "Rocket 88 Boogie".

John Gielgud
Date Born: Thursday 14 April 1904
Description: Actor,UK
Summary: Gielgud's crowning achievement, many believe, was Ages of Man, his one-man recital of Shakespearean excerpts which he performed throughout the 1950s and 1960s, winning a Tony Award for the Broadway production, a Grammy Award for his recording of the piece, and an Emmy Award for producer David Susskind for the 1966 telecast on CBS.

Fats Waller
Date Born: Saturday 21 May 1904
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer
Summary: He was also a prolific songwriter, and many songs he wrote or co-wrote are still popular, such as "Honeysuckle Rose", "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Squeeze Me".

George Formby Jr
Date Born: Thursday 26 May 1904
Description: Vocalist, Composer , Ukulele, UK
Summary: George was born at 3 Westminster Street,Lancashire, the eldest of seven surviving children, four girls and three boys. His father James Booth was George Formby, Sr. 1875-1921 one of the great music hall comedians of his day. Fully the equal of his son's later success.

Johnny Weissmuller
Date Born: Thursday 2 June 1904
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He was the son of German-speaking parents of Roman Catholic and Jewish background[citation needed], Petrus Weißmüller and Elisabeth Kersch, according to his birth and baptismal records.Johnny Weissmuller has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.

Jan Peerce
Date Born: Friday 3 June 1904
Description: Vocalist,USA
Summary: In 1971 he made his Broadway debut as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.

Clarence Pine Top Smith
Date Born: Saturday 11 June 1904
Description: Pianist, Comedian, USA
Summary: Smith was born in Troy, Alabama and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.

Helen Kane
Date Born: Thursday 4 August 1904
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Helen Kane dolls and Helen Kane look-alike contests, appearances on radio and in nightclubs. This cult following reached its peak in late 1928 and stayed there until early 1929.

Count Basie
Date Born: Sunday 21 August 1904
Description: Band Leader, Pianist, Organist, Composer, USA
Summary: Basie's theme songs were "One O'Clock Jump" and "April In Paris". On September 11, 1996 the U.S. Post Office issued a Count Basie 32 cents postage stamp.

Jan August
Date Born: Saturday 24 September 1904
Description: Pianist and xylophonist, USA
Summary: An American pianist and xylophonist.

Dick Powell
Date Born: Monday 14 November 1904
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
Summary: He was mainly known for early musicals with Busby Burkley’s direction in films such as 42nd Street.

Coleman Hawkins
Date Born: Monday 21 November 1904
Description: Saxophonist - USA
Summary: Started playing in his teenage years, Played with the famed ’FLETCHER HENDERSON’ in the mid twenties.

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