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Actor-musician Buck Clayton made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen for more than two decades. In 1955, he played himself in "Allen in Movieland." Clayton began his career with a role on "John Hammond: From Bessie Smith to Bruce Springsteen" (PBS, 1989-1990). Later, he acted in "Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday" (1992-93) and "A Great Day in Harlem" (1995) with Art Blakey. Clayton's music was most recently featured in "Trumbo" (2015). Clayton passed away in December 1991 at the age of 80.

Actor-musician Buck Clayton made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen for more than two decades. In 1955, he played himself in "Allen in Movieland." Clayton began his career with a role on "John Hammond: From Bessie Smith to Bruce Springsteen" (PBS, 1989-1990). Later, he acted in "Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday" (1992-93) and "A Great Day in Harlem" (1995) with Art Blakey. Clayton's music was most recently featured in "Trumbo" (2015). Clayton passed away in December 1991 at the age of 80.

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