Fats Waller Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: May 21, 1904 in New York City, New York
Died: December 15, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri
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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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