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Also Known As: Died: July 6, 1971
Born: August 4, 1901 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Profession: Music ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Shortly after midnight on June 12, 1963, an assassin''s bullet ended the life of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, the first field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the state of Mississippi. His killer was white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith, who was released after two trials in 1963 ended in hung juries. Nearly thirty-one years would pass before justice would make its peace with Medgar Evers. After he is assigned to reopen the case, Assistant District Attorney Bobby DeLaughter enlists the aid of investigators Charlie Crisco and Benny Bennett in uncovering evidence once thought impossible to reclaim. Throughout a journey filled with self-doubt and public criticism, he pursues not only justice for Medgar and Myrlie, his victimized widow, but also proof that Mississippi can change for the better as well.
2.
Bix (1981) as Narration

Music (feature film)

3.
Ben Is Back (2018)
Nineteen-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she
4.
Second Act (2018)
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Sense of an Ending, The (2017)
Tony Webster leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Based on the novel by Julian Barnes.
7.
Finding Dory (2016)
Storyline is under wraps.
8.
Shanghai (2015)
A week before the attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. secret agent Paul Soames arrives to investigate the murder of his best friend, only to become quickly immersed in a web of conspiracy and lies that beset the city. Shadowed by a Japanese intelligence officer, Tanaka, Soames' investigation quickly center
9.
Great Gatsby, The (2013)
1922 New York was a city swinging to jazz rhythms, fueled by champagne and rapid growth. In the midst of this heady atmosphere, one young man, Nick Carraway, becomes intent on understanding the events surrounding the charismatic, wealthy and mysterious Jay Gatsby.
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11.
Monte Carlo (2011)
While on a trip to Paris with her best friend and soon-to-be-stepsister, Grace is mistaken for a British socialite, resulting in all three young women flying to Monte Carlo for a charity ball, auction, and the chance for international romance. However, when a million-dollar necklace goes missing, Gr
12.
New Year's Eve (2011)
On New Year''s Eve, several couples and singles celebrate love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.
13.
Jumping the Broom (2011)
A collision of worlds occurs when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha's Vineyard for the wedding of Sabrina and Jason. But doubts about their impending marriage begin to seep in when they confront difficult future in-laws, pressur
14.
Meet Monica Velour (2010)
Awkward teenager Tobe sets off on a road trip to meet Monica Velour, his favorite '80s porn star, at a rare live appearance hundreds of miles away. Instead of the glamorous sexpot portrayed on film, he finds a 49-year-old single mom living in a trailer in rural Indiana, performing at seedy strip clu
15.
Me and Orson Welles (2009)
In a whirlwind week in 1937 in New York City, a young aspiring actor named Richard is thrown into the middle of Orson Welles Mercury Theatre Company on the eve of the opening of Welles historic staging of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. During this week he will find romance with a worldly older woman,
16.
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Harold and Kumar are in their apartment after they've successfully completed their White Castle quest. It's only an hour or two later, and the guys are preparing for an epic adventure to Amsterdam so that Harold can win the heart of his crush, Maria. At the airport, Kumar runs into his ex-girlfrien
17.
WALL-E (2008)
After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, Wall-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named Eve. Eve comes to realize that Wall-E has inadvertently stumbled upon
18.
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The (2008)
Benjamin Button is a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. From New Orleans at the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, on a journey as unusual as any man's life can be, this is the grand tale of a not so ordinary man an
19.
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The (2008)
Benjamin Button is a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. From New Orleans at the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, on a journey as unusual as any man's life can be, this is the grand tale of a not so ordinary man an
21.
American Gangster (2007)
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver to one of the inner city''s leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city''s mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of legit civic superstars. Richie Roberts is an outcast cop close enough to the streets to feel a shift of control in the drug underworld. Roberts believes someone is climbing the rungs above the known Mafia families and starts to suspect that a black power player has come from nowhere to dominate the scene. Both Lucas and Roberts share a rigorous ethical code that sets them apart from their own colleagues, making them lone figures on opposite sides of the law. The destinies of these two men will become intertwined as they approach a confrontation where only one of them can come out on top.
22.
Southland Tales (2007)
Set in Los Angeles in the year 2008 during a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with an adult film star developing her own reality television project and a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
23.
Lord of War (2005)
Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer. Through some of the deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals, even some of his customers who include many of the world''s most notorious dictators. Finally, Yuri must also face his own conscience.
24.
Bewitched (2005)
Out in California''s San Fernando Valley, Isabel is trying to reinvent herself. A naïve, good-natured witch, she is determined to disavow her supernatural powers and lead a "normal" life. At the same time--across town--Jack Wyatt, a tall, charming actor is trying to get his career back on track. He sets his sights on an updated version of the beloved 1960''s situation comedy "Bewitched," reconceived as a starring vehicle for himself in the role of the mere-mortal Darrin. Fate steps in when Jack accidentally runs into Isabel. He is immediately attracted to her and her nose, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the nose of Elizabeth Montgomery, who played Samantha in the original TV version of "Bewitched." He becomes convinced she could play the witch, Samantha, in his new series. Isabel is also taken with Jack, seeing him as the quintessential mortal man, with whom she can settle down and lead the normal life she so desires. It turns out they''re both right--but in ways neither of them ever imagined.
25.
White Countess, The (2005)
Set in Shanghai in the late 1930s, the story of the relationship between a disillusioned former US diplomat and a refugee White Russian countess reduced to a sordid life in the city's bars. Todd Jackson (mid-40s), once an American diplomat filled with idealism, has lost his sight several years earli
26.
Miracle (2004)
The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team''s coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels'' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you believe in miracles? Yes!
27.
Normal (2003)
A husband and father of two announces to his family his plans to have a sex change, an event that will change all their lives forever.
28.
Serendipity (2001) as Song Performer ("Cool Yule")
It''s a bustling day in New York City, and amidst the usual mad rush, the paths of two strangers collide as they fall victim to a mutual, all-consuming attraction. Despite the fact that each is involved in another relationship, Jonathan and Sara bide their time, staying connected by wandering through Manhattan and talking until the wee hours, while never mentioning each other''s names. But, when the night reaches an inevitable end, the two are forced to determine the next step. When the smitten Jonathan suggests an exchange of phone numbers, Sara has a different idea in mind that will allow fate to take control of the future. If they are meant to be together, she convinces him, the universe will reveal its telltale signs. At least that''s the plan...
29.
Walter and Henry (2001)
Walter and his precocious 12-year-old son Henry are street musicians who live in a dilapidated trailer home in Brooklyn while working the streets of Manhattan. Smart, charming and musically gifted, Henry is having a ball leading the busker's life. When Walter suffers a nervous breakdown during one o
30.
Blow (2001)
Based on the true story of how powder cocaine turned into America's biggest drug problem and how one man from the blue-collar suburbs became the 35 billion-dollar-a-year conduit to the Colombian cartels. George Jung pursued what he thought was the American Dream. Rather than become just another cons
31.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
On a sleepy Sunday morning in December as children played and families prayed, squadrons of Japanese war planes screamed across the skies of a Hawaiian paradise and launched a surprise attack on the U.S. armed forces at Pearl Harbor--the infamous day that jolted America from peaceful isolationism to total war and altered the course of world history. The story focuses on the life changing events surrounding December 7, 1941 and the war''s devastating impact on two daring young pilots--one from the U.S. Army Air Corps, the other from the British Royal Air Force--and a beautiful dedicated nurse, with whom both of them fall in love. It is a tale of catastrophic defeat, heroic victory, personal courage and overwhelming love set against a backdrop of wartime action.
32.
Town & Country (2001)
A comedy about life, love, friendship, having everything and not getting caught... At least that''s the way successful architect Porter Stoddard has been living his life. However, when his best friend Griffin is caught cheating by his wife Mona and an ugly divorce drama begins to unfold, Porter begins to re-evaluate his sturdy relationship with his wife Ellie in terms of his own dalliances with a beautiful cellist named Alex. Suddenly confronted by his own wife''s suspicions, he decides to come clean--realizing that it''s his wife that he truly loves. But is this revelation strong enough for Porter to commit the rest of his life to true monogamy?
33.
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Set in New York City during the 1940s and 50s, a time when artists and writers often gathered together in a neighborhood called Greenwich Village, this is the true story of the friendship between famed New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell and bohemian Joe Gould, a self-proclaimed scholar of the NYC str
34.
Saintly Switch, A (1999)
When Dan Anderson, an aging quarterback, is traded to the New Orleans Saints, he and his family move into an old house once owned by a Creole sorceress. His children Annette and Clarke soon discover her book of magic and cast a spell to stop their parent's feuding. When Dan and his pregnant wife Sar
35.
My Favorite Martian (1999)
An ambitious television reporter Tim O'Hara stumbles upon a real-life Martian whose space ship has crash landed on Earth. Believing this is the story of the millennium and his chance for a Pulitzer Prize, Tim makes his plans to expose the Martian, who, posing as Tim's Uncle Martin, takes human form
36.
Les Enfants du marais (1999)
In rural France in the 1930s, a group of people live a marginal life in the marshland outside a bourgeois town. Riton is a pleasant man, though too fond of the local wine, and his friend Garron is also good-hearted though has never quite recovered from World War I. The after-effects of the war haunt
37.
At First Sight (1999)
When New York architect Amy Benic falls in love with blind, charismatic masseur Virgil Adamson, she convices him to undergo experimental surgery that will allow him to see the world as she sees it - in all its chaotic, colorful glory. In this new, exciting time together, they soon learn that all gif
38.
Love Letter, The (1999)
In the sleepy New England town of Loblolly By The Sea, a letter arrived that is going to wake things up. It is a love letter--ardent, sensual...and unsigned. Everybody who reads it wonders who it''s for and speculates who it''s from. As the letter falls into different hands, the residents in the small town start to eye one another with renewed interest. Determined to find the letter''s author, Helen MacFarquhar begins a quest that will open her life to a new chapter involving two decidedly different men: George, an old friend from her past, and Johnny, a young man very much in her present. Will one of them decide her future? Unexpectedly, one mysterious love note has the power to unlock some startling secrets, changing the lives of everyone it touches.
39.
Liberty Heights (1999)
It is Baltimore in 1954 and everything is changing. In this year, school desegregation is happening for the first time, bringing black and white children from different neighborhoods into the same classrooms. In this year, the dawning of rock'n'roll is giving teenagers their first slice of a musical
40.
Office Space (1999)
Peter Gibbons is an office drone like many others, and he hates his routine life. One day, the occupational therapist who was hypnotising him keels over dead, leaving him with a permanantly altered attitude. Asked to come in on weekends, he responds by coming in only when he wants to, playing games
41.
The Cider House Rules (1999)
An orphan trained in medicine sets out to find his place in the world.
42.
My Life So Far (1999)
A childhood memoir of growing up in an eccentric family in 1920s Scotland following a year in the life of 10 year-old Fraser Pettigrew. Fraser lives in the castle-like mansion of the Macintosh clan with his widowed grandmother, Gamma, his mother Moira and his father, the handsome gentleman inventor
43.
Impostors, The (1998)
Meet Arthur and Maurice, two down-and-out actors who want nothing more than to find the perfect roles. Arthur is thin and verbose--a apssionate man who literally lives to die, hoping one day to perform a death scene worthy of international reknown. Maurice is stout, impulsive and given to occasional
44.
la place du coeur, A (1998) as Song Performer ("Beale Street Blues")
Clim is in love with Bebe, who is in prison as a result of a rape charge fabricated by a racist cop. Bebe is a black man from Marseille, adopted by a white working class family. Clim is white, with an equally blue-collar background. When Clim discovers she is pregnant, both families must examine the
45.
Madeline (1998) as Song Performer ("What A Wonderful World")
The indomitable Madeline and her 11 friends live at a school run by Miss Clavel in an old house in Paris. The smallest of all the girls, Madeline is also the most adventurous. She loses her appendix but gains an awesome scar, falls into the Seine only to be rescued by a dog whom the girls later adop
46.
You've Got Mail (1998)
Kathleen Kelly owns a small children''s book store, but is coming under competition from Joe Fox''s giant Fox Books, a megastore with a cafe and discounted books. The two become arch rivals, without realising that the romance they are conducting anonymously on the internet is with each other.
47.
Newton Boys, The (1998)
Over the course of five years (1919-1924) the Newton Boys, a group of brothers, were the most successful bank and train robbers in North America, traveling from Texas to Toronto without ever firing a fatal gunshot. Willis Newton is the eldest brother who is determined to improve the fortunes of the
48.
Secrets of the Heart (1997) as Song Performer ("Lord You Made The Night Too Long")
Set in provincial, early '60s Spain during Franco's rulership, a coming-of-age tale about nine-year-old Javi, who lives with his older brother Juan in the home of their maiden aunts, sentimental Maria and strait-laced Rosa and returns home to his widowed mother during school holidays. In a few month
49.
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Eve is the youngest daughter of one of Louisiana's most sophisticated and prosperous families. Her father Louis, is the town's highly respected doctor, a man known for his ability to "fix" things--everything except his own family problems and philandering lifestlye. Her mother Roz is a stunning sout
50.
My Son the Fanatic (1997) as Song Performer ("Back O'Town Blues")
Parvez is a reserved taxi driver who has spent 25 years in England building a life for himself and his family. Minoo is Parvez' dutiful wife and Farid is Parvez' teenage son, who is consumed with preserving his roots in a multicultural country. The stability of Parvez' home is disrupted when Parvez
51.
That Old Feeling (1997)
A young woman is about to marry a very straight-laced rising young politician. Her long divorced parents (with their current spouces) attend the wedding and the old sparks begin to ignite between them.
52.
Out to Sea (1997)
Herb and Charlie, a couple of mis-matched brothers-in-law, are hired by a cruise ship to dance with widowed women. Trouble ensues, however, when they begin scheming to cheat some of the women out of their money. While Charlie continues to chase the beautiful and wealthy Liz, Herb unexpectedly finds
53.
Still Breathing (1997)
An Austin, Texas street performer falls in love with a woman who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be a con artist.
54.
My Son the Fanatic (1997) as Song
Parvez is a reserved taxi driver who has spent 25 years in England building a life for himself and his family. Minoo is Parvez' dutiful wife and Farid is Parvez' teenage son, who is consumed with preserving his roots in a multicultural country. The stability of Parvez' home is disrupted when Parvez
55.
Still Breathing (1997)
An Austin, Texas street performer falls in love with a woman who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be a con artist.
56.
Wild Man Blues (1997)
A documentary chronicling Woody Allen's jazz band as it tours Europe, beginning with the tour's opening at the San Remo Festival in Spain.
57.
My Fellow Americans (1996)
Two former Chief Executives, Russell Kramer and Matthew Douglas, who hate everything about each other -- but hate their lives out of the political limelight even more -- are thrown together and on the road. When a scandal brewing in the White House threatens to implicate both of them, Kramer and Douglas head out of the Beltway and into the real America to dodge the operatives who want to track them down. There, they learn a lot about the country that elected them -- a lot they never suspected -- as they get to the bottom of the scheme.
58.
Prisoner of the Mountains (1996) as Song Performer ("Go Down Moses")
A contemporary fable of love and war, in which two Russian soldiers are captured by a Chechen father who holds them hostage in his village home. The father hopes to exchange the soldiers for his son, who has been captured by the Russian army. As the two markedly different Russians await their fate,
59.
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
After accepting the marriage proposal of her zoologist boyfriend, a young copywriter gets cold feet when she discovers that each member of her family is engaged in an extramarital affair.
60.
Gravesend (1995)
Gravesend, the tough Coney Island neighborhood, is the setting as four friends do the usual Saturday night thing by hanging out in Ray's basement in a house he shares with his older brother Mark. When Mark comes downstairs to tell the guys to keep it down, Zane points a gun that he thinks is unloade
61.
Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
A motherless boy uses a radio talk show to find a new wife for his father.
62.
Class Act (1992)
The story of a very smart boy and a juvenile delinquent who trade identities in high school.
63.
Storyville (1992)
Story of a young idealistic lawyer running for Congress, who helps shed light on the corruption within his powerful Louisiana family dynasty.
64.
Rambling Rose (1991)
A warmly comic drama set in the South in 1935 about a housemaid''s sensual effect on the oddball family she works for.
65.
Store Badedag, Den (1991) as Songs
In 1936 Copenhagen, during a family outing to the beach, a youngster learns that his father's past adventures are mere fabrication.
66.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
A man and a woman turn a feud into a lasting friendship, until love threatens to ruin everything.
67.
Harlem Nights (1989)
In the waning days of Prohibition, Sugar Ray and his adopted son, Quick, run a speakeasy called Club Sugar Ray. When gangster Bugsy Calhoune learns Sugar Ray''s place is pulling in more money than his own establishment, the Pitty Pat Club, he pays corrupt cop Phil Cantone to close Club Sugar Ray down. Quick doesn''t exactly help the situation when he falls for Calhoune''s gun moll, Miss Dominique La Rue.
68.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
When she''''s forced to hire a driver, a southern matron questions her assumptions about race.
69.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
In this true story, a military DJ in Vietnam risks his career to broadcast the truth.
70.
The Puppetoon Movie (1987)
Animated characters introduce a compilation of their short films from the 1930s and 1940s.
71.
The Color Purple (1985)
A young African-American woman fights for independence during the early years of the 20th century.
72.
Repo Man (1984)
A young punk gives up stealing cars for a job repossessing them.
73.
Cotton Club, The (1984)
Multiple tales of the loves and lives of musicians, tap dancers, singers, gangsters and their molls at Harlem's legendary jazz joint, "The Cotton Club."
74.
They All Laughed (1981)
Three private detectives who work at the same agency are given the assignment of following three attractive women whose husbands suspect them of cheating on them. Before long, the women are romantically involved with the detectives.
75.
Stardust Memories (1980)
A film comedian attending a festival in his honor dreams of doing more serious work.
76.
Hollywood Knights, The (1980)
Led by their comedic and prank leader, Newbomb Turk, The Hollywood Knights car gang raises hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965.
77.
Killer of Sheep (1979) as Song Performer ("West End Blues")
A black slaughterhouse worker copes with the stress of raising a family with little money.
78.
Saint Jack (1979)
Absorbing character study of an amiable, ambitious pimp who thrives in Singapore during the early 1970s. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, based on Paul Theroux's novel.
79.
Saint Jack (1979)
Absorbing character study of an amiable, ambitious pimp who thrives in Singapore during the early 1970s. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, based on Paul Theroux's novel.
80.
Haervaerk (1977) as Music
81.
Man Who Fell to Earth, The (1976)
Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

82.
Only You (1994)
When Faith was 11, she asked her Ouija board to spell out the name of the man for her. The answer - Damon Bradley - was someone she had never heard of. But days before her marriage, Faith receives a call from her fiancé''s old school friend... Damon Bradley. And on this slim lead she flies to Italy to track him down.

Cast (special)

83.
Taxicab Confessions 3 (1996)
Unaware that they're being taped, late-night, New York City taxicab passengers reveal their innermost thoughts and secrets as they talk to their drivers. The passengers include a woman who reveals her problems with an unfaithful boyfriend and confesses to having cheated on him and shooting a boyfrie
84.
Promised Land, The (1995)
Five-part documentary detailing the migration of millions of African-Americans from the deep South to the industrial North, between 1942 and 1970. Uses archival materials and interviews, as well as a focus on music of the period and the present.
85.
More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace (1993)
Special showcasing the top comedy and musical performers who appeared on the variety series, "Hollywood Palace," which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1970. Also included are never-before-seen outtakes.
86.
Hour With Danny Kaye, An (1960)
Music, songs, and comedy sketches.
87.
Crescendo (1957) as Guest
A kaleidoscope of American music as seen through the eyes of Mr. Sir, a visiting Englishman whose skepticism about American culture is changed when he is introduced to a wide variety of American music styles.
88.
You're the Top (1956) as Guest
A panoramic celebration of Cole Porter's career.

Music (special)

89.
Hot! Hot! Hot! The Best of Taxicab Confessions 3 (2001)
Highlights of the best of the HBO series "Taxicab Confessions," which features real passengers telling their stories while being taped by hidden cameras. Segments include: a bisexual transvestite who works as a male escort and is married to a woman; a straight husband and his bisexual wife; two Arme
90.
Twas the Night (2001)
Special that combines animated adaptations of classic holiday songs with live-action shorts to celebrate Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. Each segment is bridged by the humorous observations and anecodotes of a group of children talking about their holiday wishes, hopes and dreams. Musical performan
91.
Armstrong -- When the Saints Go Marching In (2000)
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis celebrate 100 years of Louis Armstrong, the first great soloist in jazz, with a series of concerts featuring Armstrong originals, songs with which he was closely associated and other classic tunes from the era in which he came of age -- 1920s New
92.
Porgy and Bess: An American Voice (1998)
Documentary exploring the history of the controversial American opera, "Porgy and Bess," written by George and Ira Gershwin. Includes footage of rehearsals and early performances of the opera, dramatizations, and interviews with singers, actors, scholars and critics.
93.
Marsalis on Music (1995)
Series for young people in which trumpet virtuoso and composer Wynton Marsalis teaches the fundamentals of classical music and jazz.
94.
Routes of Rhythm With Harry Belafonte (1990)
A three-part series, hosted by Harry Belafonte, exploring the origins of Afro-Cuban music. Interviews and archival footage trace the music from Africa through the Caribbean to the United States.
95.
Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989)
A documentary on the life and work of trumpeter, singer and bandleader Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. Film clips of Armstrong's major Hollywood and television appearances are included as well as home movies from the 1930s and 1960s and interviews with those who knew him and were influenced by him. Airin

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