Jimmy Dorsey Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: February 29, 1904 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
Died: June 12, 1957 in New York City, New York
Biography | show moreshow less
James Francis "JIMMY" DORSEY (1904-1957) and brother Thomas Francis "TOMMY" DORSEY, Jr. formed their first band, Dorsey's Novelty Six, in 1920. In 1927, their orchestra, which featured Tommy on trombone, became The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra; its members included Glenn Miller and Bob Crosby. In 1935, Tommy quit after a disagreement with his brother and formed a band of his own from the remnants of Joe Haymes' orchestra. His theme song was "Sentimental" ("I'm Getting Sentimental Over You"), which was first recorded in 1932 by a pick-up recording group under the Dorsey Brothers. Frank Sinatra became one of Tommy's vocalists, resulting in a number of Top 10 hits for the orchestra leader. The brothers reunited in 1953, led mainly by Tommy, but with Jimmy prominently featured, and earning national publicity through the Dorseys' own TV program, Stage Show, on CBS (1955-1956).
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1974 The e_xecution of Private Slovik (Sound), 1929 High Hat (in person), 1995 Today (Sound), 1944 You Can't Ration Love (Sound), 1938 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra (Sound), 1955 What's My Line (in person), 1953 The Dorsey Brothers' Encore (in person), 1938 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra (in person), 1981 This Is Elvis (Other), 1956 Jazz Ball (Other), 2003 Red Betsy (Sound), 1979 Tangerine (Sound), 1949 Make Believe Ballroom (Sound), 1944 Lost in a Harem (Sound), 1942 The Fleet's In (Sound), 1944 Lost in a Harem (Performer), 1952-1955 The Jackie Gleason Show (in person), 1949 Make Believe Ballroom (in person), 1944 Hollywood Canteen (in person), 1942 The Fleet's In (in person), 1938 You Leave Me Breathless (in person), 1934 Mirrors (in person), 2012 Boardwalk Empire (Sound), 1955-1956 Stage Show (in person), 1964 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 2008 Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here with You (Sound), 1991 Cool as Ice (Sound), 1989 Cookie (Sound), 1984 Racing with the Moon (Sound), 1970 Petticoat Junction (Sound), 1964 The Jack Benny Program (Sound), 1952 Varieties (Sound), 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys (Sound), 1946 Headline Bands (Sound), 1944 Groovie Movie (Sound), 1954 The George Jessel Show (in person), 1952 Varieties (in person), 1948 Music Man (in person), 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys (in person), 1928 Walt Roesner and the Capitolians (in person), 1946 Headline Bands (Other), 1988 Big Top Pee-wee (Sound), 1996 My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (Sound), 1998 Playing by Heart (Sound), 1994 Second Best (Sound), 1948 Catalina Interlude (Sound), 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep (Sound), 1943 I Dood It (Sound), 1936 That Girl from Paris (Performer), 1948 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra (in person), 1948 Catalina Interlude (in person), 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep (in person), 1943 I Dood It (in person), 1941 Birth of the Blues (Other)
Theater Credits
Strike Up the Band - Other (January 14, 1930 - June 28, 1930)

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