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Fats Waller Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

FATS WALLER
Born: May 21, 1904 in New York City, New York
Died: December 15, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri
Biography | show moreshow less
Thomas "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) left DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York, in 1917 after one year because he felt he was wasting his time. "There isn't any rhythm in algebra" he complained. His father was a well-known violinist, so Thomas was allowed to leave Clinton to get a job so he could afford piano lessons. He was only 17 when he pressed his first records and made his first piano rolls, and at 19 he initiated his first radio broadcasts. In 1929, Waller wrote the score for the Broadway hit Hot Chocolates. His most famous song "Ain't Misbehavin'" was introduced in the show, which featured Louis Armstrong. Waller was only 39 when he died of pneumonia.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
American-Masters (Sound), 2011-Independent-Lens (Sound), 2013-The-Great-Gatsby (Sound), 1991-Inspector-Morse (Sound), 1961-Playboy's-Penthouse (Sound), Baseball (Sound), 2005-The-Perfect-Man (Sound), 2005-Springet (Sound), 2004-The-Aviator (Sound), 2004-Around-the-Bend (Sound), 2003-The-Human-Stain (Sound), 2003-The-Honeymooners (Sound), 2002-Livshunger (Sound), 1998-Dancing-at-Lughnasa (Sound), 1991-The-Marrying-Man (Sound), 1991-Dr.-Demento-20th-Anniversary-Collection (Sound), 1986-Soul-Man (Sound), 1983-Your-Feet's-Too-Big (Sound), 1978-Interiors (Sound), 1949-Community-Sing-1655:-June-in-January (Sound), 1943-Follow-the-Band (Sound), 1935-Hooray-for-Love (Sound), 1931-Angel-Cake (Sound), 1931-Sky-High (Sound), 1929-The-Plasterers (Sound), 1929-The-Locked-Door (Sound), 1991-Dr.-Demento-20th-Anniversary-Collection (Performer), 1935-Hooray-for-Love (in person), 2006-How-Music-Works (Other), 2003-Great-Performances (Other), 2002-It's-Black-Entertainment (Other), 2001-Blues-Odyssey (Other), 1994-Cari-fottutissimi-amici (Sound), 2012-Stories-We-Tell (Sound), 2011/I-Restless (Sound), 1973-An-Evening-with-Marlene-Dietrich (Sound), The-Muppet-Show (Sound), 1981-They-All-Laughed (Sound), 1941-Rigoletto-Blues (Producer), 1952-Castle-in-the-Air (Sound), 2009-He's-Just-Not-That-Into-You (Sound), 2007-Yu-Gi-Oh!:-The-Abridged-Movie (Sound), 2006-Shortbus (Sound), 2002-Divine-Secrets-of-the-Ya-Ya-Sisterhood (Sound), 2001-Town-&-Country (Sound), 1999-Snow-Falling-on-Cedars (Sound), 1999-Office-Space (Sound), 1995-Cold-Comfort-Farm (Sound), 1990-The-Russia-House (Sound), 1989-In-Country (Sound), 1987-Designing-Women (Sound), 1978-The-Cheap-Detective (Sound), 1975-Lucky-Lady (Sound), 1961-Peter-Gunn (Sound), 1956-The-Jimmy-Durante-Show (Sound), 1955-The-George-Burns-and-Gracie-Allen-Show (Sound), 1955-Ain't-Misbehavin' (Sound), 1944-Atlantic-City (Sound), 1941-The-Joint-Is-Jumpin' (Sound), 1941-The-Joint-Is-Jumpin' (in person), 2012-Beasts-of-the-Southern-Wild (Sound), 2009-An-Evening-with-Eartha-Kitt (Sound), 2008-The-Curious-Case-of-Benjamin-Button (Sound), 2007-Surf's-Up (Sound), 2007-King-of-California (Sound), 2006-All-the-King's-Men (Sound), 2005-The-Notorious-Bettie-Page (Sound), 2001-Kate-&-Leopold (Sound), 2000-The-Legend-of-Bagger-Vance (Sound), 1999-The-Story-of-Us (Sound), 1994-Bullets-Over-Broadway (Sound), 1983-Zelig (Sound), 1983-Good-bye-Cruel-World (Sound), 1974-That's-Entertainment! (Sound), 1956-Cool-and-Groovy (Sound), 1955-Gentlemen-Marry-Brunettes (Sound), 1955-To-Paris-with-Love (Sound), 1948-A-Song-Is-Born (Sound), 1948-Killer-Diller (Sound), 1943-Stormy-Weather (Sound), 1941-Ain't-Misbehavin' (Sound), 1941-Your-Feet's-Too-Big (Sound), 1941-Honeysuckle-Rose (Sound), 1940-Tin-Pan-Alley (Sound), 1933-Smash-Your-Baggage (Sound), 1930-Elstree-Calling (Sound), 1929-Applause (Sound), 1928-Walt-Roesner-and-the-Capitolians (Sound), 1945-Ain't-Misbehavin' (in person), 1943-Stormy-Weather (in person), 1941-Ain't-Misbehavin' (in person), 1941-Your-Feet's-Too-Big (in person), 1941-Honeysuckle-Rose (in person), 1974-Ain't-Misbehavin' (Other), 1992-Ciao,-Professore! (Sound), 2013-The-Hitchhiker (Sound), 1936-The-Old-Mill-Pond (Sound), 2008-Trying-to-Get-Good:-The-Jazz-Odyssey-of-Jack-Sheldon (Sound), 2008-Sita-Sings-the-Blues (Sound), 2008-Be-Kind-Rewind (Sound), 2007-Sarah-Vaughan:-Live-in-'58-&-'64 (Sound), 2005-The-White-Countess (Sound), 2003-Anything-Else (Sound), 2002-Mafia:-The-City-of-Lost-Heaven (Sound), 2001-The-Cat's-Meow (Sound), 2000-My-Dog-Skip (Sound), 1999-The-Cider-House-Rules (Sound), 1997-Lolita (Sound), 1992-Mr.-Saturday-Night (Sound), 1992-American-Heart (Sound), 1991-Curly-Sue (Sound), 1988-Mr.-Fixit (Sound), 1980-Rough-Cut (Sound), 1977-New-York,-New-York (Sound), 1948-You-Were-Meant-for-Me (Sound), 1946-The-Show-Off (Sound), 1943-Thousands-Cheer (Sound), 1943-Harry-Parry-and-His-Radio-Rhythm-Club-Septet (Sound), 1936-King-of-Burlesque (Sound), 1928-Songs:-I-Wonder-and-I'm-More-Than-Satisfied (Sound), 1936-King-of-Burlesque (Performer), 1970-Pausenkatzen (Music Department), 1970-Pausenkatzen (Sound), 1957-Holiday (Sound), 1957-Holiday (in person), 2001-Jungle-Jazz:-Public-Enemy-#1 (in person), 2004-Harlem-Renaissance (Other), 1944-Take-It-or-Leave-It (Other), 1959-M-Squad (Sound), Great-Performances (Sound), 1972-Sanford-and-Son (Sound)

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