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Number of Records Matching Query: 35
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 Brook
Date Born: Saturday 11 May 1912
Summary: Foster Brook: Born May 11, 1912 in Louisville, Kentucky was an American actor and comedian most famous for his portrayal of a lovable drunk in nightclub performances and television programs. Brooks usually portrayed a conventioneer who had had a few too many drinks not falling-down drunk, but inebriated enough to mix up his words. Brooks died on December 20, 2001, at his home in Encino, California, from heart failure. He was 89 years old.

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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