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Frank Wess
Date Born: Wednesday 4 January 1922
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, Clarinetist, USA
Summary: From 1953 he joined Count Basie's band, playing flute and tenor sax. He reverted to alto sax in the late '50s, and left Basie's band in 1964.

Bob Keane
Date Born: Thursday 5 January 1922
Description: Clarinetist, USA
Summary: MCA billed him as "The World's Youngest Bandleader".

Jean-pierre Rampal
Date Born: Saturday 7 January 1922
Description: Flautist, French
Summary: Rampal is best known for popularising the flute in the post–World War II years, recovering a vast number of flute compositions from the Baroque era.

Betty White
Date Born: Tuesday 17 January 1922
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: White has won seven Emmy Awards, three American Comedy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990), and two Viewers For Quality Television Awards.

Ray Anthony
Date Born: Friday 20 January 1922
Description: Band leader, Actor, Trumpeter, USA
Summary: Anthony was considered one of the most modern of the big band leaders. In the lyrics to "Opus One", which imagine a number of players performing the song, he is cited along with Les Brown and his Band of Renown:

Paul Scoffield
Date Born: Saturday 21 January 1922
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: He is considered by many to have been one of the best British actors of the 20th century.

Nolan Strong
Date Born: Sunday 22 January 1922
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Nolan Strong's smooth tenor, influenced mainly by Clyde McPhatter.

Jimmy Wyble
Date Born: Wednesday 25 January 1922
Description: Guitariist, USA
Summary: He played in the bands of Benny Goodman and Red Norvo; with Norvo he toured Australia backing Frank Sinatra.

Dick Martin
Date Born: Monday 30 January 1922
Description: Comedian, USA
Summary: Mainly known for the co host of "LAUGH IN" television series during the sixties with partner Dan Rowan.P/E

Renata Tebaldi
Date Born: Wednesday 1 February 1922
Description: Vocalist, Italy
Summary: Her major breakthrough came in 1946, when Acclaimed as one of the most beloved opera singers of all time,[1] she primarily focused on the verismo roles of the lyric and dramatic repertoires.

Kathryn Grayson
Date Born: Thursday 9 February 1922
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Kathryn Grayson was discovered singing on the empty stage of the St. Louis Municipal Opera House by a janitor, who introduced her to Frances Marshall of the Chicago Civic Opera, who gave the twelve-year-old girl voice lessons.

Murray The K
Date Born: Tuesday 14 February 1922
Description: Actor, Disc Jockey, USA
Summary: Kaufman came from a show business family: his mother, Jean, played piano in vaudeville and wrote music and his aunt was a character actress on the stage and in film. He was a child actor - an extra - in several Hollywood 1930s films.

Felix Werder
Date Born: Friday 24 February 1922
Description: Composer of classical and electronic music, Australia
Summary: His published and recorded music includes symphonies, chamber music for all combinations, solo concerti, choral works and operas/

Les Baxter
Date Born: Tuesday 14 March 1922
Description: Band leader, Pianist, USA
Summary: Les Baxter has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6314 Hollywood Blvd.

Eddie Calvert
Date Born: Wednesday 15 March 1922
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, UK
Summary: He was the first British instrumentalist to achieve two number ones.

Carl Reiner
Date Born: Monday 20 March 1922
Description: Actor, Director, Film director, USA
Summary: Carl Reiner is an Emmy Award winning actor winning nine times. Three were producing the "Dick Van Dyke Show".

Dave Appell
Date Born: Friday 24 March 1922
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Dave Apple produced "Tony Orlando and Dawn" including the hits "Knock Three Times" 1970 and 1973.

Dave Apple
Date Born: Friday 24 March 1922
Description: Singer, musical arranger, and record producer, USA
Summary: One particular man who has had a profound effect on the American society of Rock N’ Roll Is Dave Appell.

Jimmie Logsdon
Date Born: Saturday 1 April 1922
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: A popular country and rockabilly singer, songwriter and radio and TV personality in the 1950s and '60s.

Doris Day
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1922
Description: Vocalist , Actress, USA
Summary: Doris Day was born to Alma France Welz and William/Wilhelm Kappelhoff; three of her grandparents were German immigrants, at least one of them was gay. The youngest of three, she had two brothers, Richard, who died before she was born and Paul, a gay boy was a few years older.

Elmer Bernstein
Date Born: Tuesday 4 April 1922
Description: Composer, Conductor Musical Direction, Films
Summary: His theme for The Magnificent Seven is also familiar to television viewers, as it was used in commercials for Marlboro cigarettes.

Gale Storm
Date Born: Wednesday 5 April 1922
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: Her first record, "I Hear You Knockin'," a cover version of a rhythm and blues hit by Smiley Lewis, in turn based on the old Buddy Bolden standard "The Bucket's Got a Hole In It," sold over a million copies.

Anne Miller
Date Born: Wednesday 12 April 1922
Description: Actress,Vocalist, Dancer
Summary: daughter of Clara Emma and John Alfred Collier, a criminal lawyer who represented Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow and Baby Face Nelson, among others. Miller's maternal grandmother was Cherokee.

Stan Free
Date Born: Wednesday 12 April 1922
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, Arranger, USA
Summary: Free's best-known recording is not under his own name it is the Moog hit, "Popcorn", with the artist listed as Hot Butter, which was Free and five studio musicians.

Michael Ansara
Date Born: Saturday 15 April 1922
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Ansara also played in the Biblical epics The Robe (1953) as Judas Iscariot, The Ten Commandments (1956) as a taskmaster (uncredited), and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

Charles Mingus
Date Born: Saturday 22 April 1922
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Beginning in his teen years, Mingus was writing quite advanced pieces; many are similar to Third Stream Jazz. A number of them were recorded in 1960 with conductor Gunther Schuller, and released as Pre-Bird, referring to Charlie "Bird" Parker.

Jack Klugman
Date Born: Thursday 27 April 1922
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: A struggling actor in New York City, Klugman was a roommate of another starving actor, Charles Bronson, before the two became successful.

Titus Turner
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1922
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Known as a composer, authoring such perennials as "Leave My Kitten Alone,"

Serge Reggiani
Date Born: Tuesday 2 May 1922
Description: Actress, Singer, Italian
Summary: His first feature film came in 1946 with his role in Les portes de la nuit ("The Doors of the Night").

J D Miller
Date Born: Friday 5 May 1922
Description: Composer, Producer, USA
Summary: Born (Jay D. Miller) Mainly known for writing many hits such as ’It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’. Also owned own recording studio, publisher etc.

Darren Mcgavin
Date Born: Sunday 7 May 1922
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He appeared as the tough-talking, funny detective in the 1950s television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.

Margaret Field
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1922
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Actress Margaret Field, mother of Sally Field.

Nancy Walker
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1922
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She and her sister, Betty Lou Barto, grew up in large cities where their father, who was a performer, entertained in vaudeville.

Bea Arthur
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1922
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: Arthur achieved fame as the character Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family and Maude, and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, winning Emmy Awards for both roles.

Eddie Bert
Date Born: Tuesday 16 May 1922
Description: Trombonist, USA
Summary: Eddie was old school—like Jack Teagarden, Miff Mole, "Tricky Sam" Nanton and Benny Morten.

Kai Winding
Date Born: Thursday 18 May 1922
Description: Trombonist, Band Leader, USA
Summary: In the 1970s and early 1980s, Kai recorded for a number of independent record labels.

Robert Blackwell
Date Born: Tuesday 23 May 1922
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: Known for his work overseeing the early hits of Little Richard, as well as grooming Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke

Christopher Lee
Date Born: Saturday 27 May 1922
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: He was knighted in 2009 and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011.

Denholm Elliott
Date Born: Wednesday 31 May 1922
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: In the 1980s, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in three consecutive years, the only actor ever to have achieved this.

Joan Caulfield
Date Born: Thursday 1 June 1922
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Born while her family resided in East Orange, New Jersey, she moved to West Orange during childhood.During her teenage years, the family moved to New York City where Joan eventually attended Columbia University.

Carol Richards
Date Born: Tuesday 6 June 1922
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She was the movie singing voice for Vera Ellen, Cyd Charisse, and for Betta St. John.

Manny Albam
Date Born: Saturday 24 June 1922
Description: Saxophonist, Teacher, Arranger, USA
Summary: He became known for his work for forward-looking bandleaders Charlie Barnet and Charlie Spivak, before moving forward to collaborate with jazzmen as varied as Count Basie, Stan Getz.

Johnny Smith
Date Born: Sunday 25 June 1922
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: His most critically acclaimed album was Moonlight in Vermont, one of Down Beat magazine's top two jazz records for 1952.

Eleanor Parker
Date Born: Monday 26 June 1922
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Eleanor Jean Parker is an American actress. Her versatility led to her being dubbed Woman of a Thousand Faces.

Bernard Herrmann
Date Born: Thursday 29 June 1922
Description: Composer of music, USA
Summary: He conducted music for the adaptation of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938, which consisted entirely of pre-existing music.

Maria Hawkins Ellington
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1922
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She was also a jazz singer who worked most notably with Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

Gene Evans
Date Born: Tuesday 11 July 1922
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Evans was born in Holbrook, Arizona, but reared in Colton, California. His acting career began while he was serving in World War II.

Kay Starr
Date Born: Friday 21 July 1922
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Her father, Harry, was a full-blooded Iroquois Indian; her mother, Annie, was of mixed Irish and American Indian heritage.

Mollie Sugden
Date Born: Friday 21 July 1922
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: Sugden's big break that gave her nationwide fame was the role of Mrs Slocombe—a department-store saleswoman with a socially superior attitude.

Dan Rowan
Date Born: Saturday 22 July 1922
Description: Actor and Comedian, USA
Summary: The team had appeared on television before, but it was not until the success of a summer special in 1967 that they found fame on Laugh-In.

Blake Edwards
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1922
Description: Film director, screen and scriptwriter, producer, actor, USA
Summary: Edwards was portrayed by John Lithgow in the film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

Jim Foglesong
Date Born: Wednesday 26 July 1922
Description: President of Dot, ABC, Capitol Records and MCA
Summary: Foglesong helped lay the foundation for the new country music boom in the 1990s.

Pat Mcdonald
Date Born: Tuesday 1 August 1922
Description: Actress, Australia
Summary: Pat McDonald's final public performance was at the 1989 Logie Awards.

Rory Calhoun
Date Born: Tuesday 8 August 1922
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Calhoun was raised in Santa Cruz, California. When he was nine months old, his father died. After his mother remarried, he occasionally used the last name of his stepfather, Durgin.

Matt Mattox
Date Born: Wednesday 16 August 1922
Description: Dancer, USA
Summary: Principal dancer in, among others, Yolanda and the Thief, The Band Wagon (Cyd Charisse's partner in the ballet sequence), Till the Clouds Roll By, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and There's No Business Like Show Business.

Shelley Winters
Date Born: Friday 18 August 1922
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Winters was born the daughter of Jewish parents Rose, a singer, and Jonas Schrift, a designer of men's clothing.

Tommy Edwards
Date Born: Friday 1 September 1922
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: The singer songwriter began his professional career in 1931.

Yvonne De Carlo
Date Born: Friday 1 September 1922
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: The daughter of an aspiring actress, Marie De Carlo, and a salesman, William Middleton.

Yvonne De Carlo
Date Born: Friday 1 September 1922
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: The daughter of an aspiring actress, Marie De Carlo, and a salesman, William Middleton.

Sid Caesar
Date Born: Friday 8 September 1922
Description: Actor, Comic, Saxophonist, US
Summary: Caesar was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of Jewish immigrants Ida and Max Caesar, who ran a twenty-four-hour luncheonette.

Jackie Cooper - Actor
Date Born: Friday 15 September 1922
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Remembered for the "Our Gang" films in the late twenties. Later "Superman" Our Gang producer Hal Roach sold Jackie's contract to Metro Goldwyn Mayer in mid 1931. Cooper found renewed fame in the 1970s and 1980s as Daily Planet editor Perry White in the Superman film series starring Christopher Reeve

Janis Paige
Date Born: Saturday 16 September 1922
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: American film, musical theatre, and television actress.

Lizabeth Scott
Date Born: Friday 29 September 1922
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: After completing Loving You in 1957, Elvis Presley's second film, Scott retired from the screen. Later that year, she recorded her album, Lizabeth. The next few years saw Scott occasionally guest-star on television.

Cliff White
Date Born: Friday 6 October 1922
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He also played guitar with ’The Mills Brothers’.

Judy Garland
Date Born: Friday 6 October 1922
Description: Actress, vocalist, US
Summary: In 1997 Garland was posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and several of her recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 1999, the American Film Institute placed her among the ten greatest female stars in the history of American cinema.

Jimmy Liggins
Date Born: Saturday 14 October 1922
Description: Guitarist, US
Summary: Jimmy Liggins started his own recording career as a singer, guitarist, and leader of the 'Drops of Joy'

Max Bygraves
Date Born: Monday 16 October 1922
Description: Comedian, singer, actor and variety performer, UK
Summary: In 1951 he appeared at the London Palladium. Comedian Eric Sykes became his scriptwriter. He got the part of the tutor in the BBC radio comedy show Educating Archie, where Archie was a ventriloquist's dummy.

Franco Ventriglia
Date Born: Friday 20 October 1922
Description: Vocalist, Opera singer (bass)
Summary: Opera Singer. A basso, he performed in principal venues on both sides of the Atlantic for close to half a century.

Glenda Raymond
Date Born: Sunday 22 October 1922
Description: Vocalist, Soprano, Australia
Summary: Glenda Raymond became famous at the age of 24.

Gershon Kingsley
Date Born: Saturday 28 October 1922
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: He led "The First Moog Quartet" and was the first person to use the Moog Synthesizer in a live performance.

Neal Hefti
Date Born: Sunday 29 October 1922
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, America
Summary: Hefti won two Grammy awards for his composition work on Atomic Basie including "Li'l Darlin," "Splanky," and "Teddy the Toad."

Illinois Jacquet
Date Born: Tuesday 31 October 1922
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
Summary: He played "C-Jam Blues" with President Bill Clinton on the White House lawn during Clinton's inaugural ball in 1993.

Al Hirt
Date Born: Tuesday 7 November 1922
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, America
Summary: Hirt had 22 different record albums on the Billboard Pop charts in the 1950s and 1960s.

Dorothy Dandridge
Date Born: Thursday 9 November 1922
Description: Vocalist, Actress USA
Summary: In 1954, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Carmen Jones, and, in 1959, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Porgy and Bess.

Alan Freed
Date Born: Friday 15 December 1922
Description: Disc Jockey, USA
Summary: In 1986, Freed was part of the first group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which was built in Cleveland in recognition of Freed's involvement in the promotion of the genre.

Geoff Mack
Date Born: Wednesday 20 December 1922
Summary: Albert Geoffrey McElhinney, better known as Geoff Mack, was a country singer-songwriter who wrote "I've Been Everywhere", an Australian hit, for Lucky Starr in April 1962, and which became popular in North America when adapted for Hank Snow in November.

Ava Gardner
Date Born: Sunday 24 December 1922
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: The youngest of seven children (she had two brothers and four sisters) of poor cotton and tobacco farmers; her mother, Molly, was a Baptist of Scots-Irish and English descent, while her father, Jonas Bailey Gardner, was a Catholic of Irish American and Tuscarora Indian descent.

Bernard Coutaz
Date Born: Saturday 30 December 1922
Description: Musical publisher
Summary: In the 1950s he became a journalist with Groupe Bayard, then Témoignage chrétien. During this period Coutaz published four novels and was an editor at Éditions ouvrières.

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