Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey

  • Born on
    • November 19th, 1905
  • Died on
    • November 26th, 1956
Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era. He was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing" because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. His theme song was I'm Getting Sentimental Over You. His technical skill on the trombone gave him renown among other musicians. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. After Dorsey broke with his brother in the mid-1930s, he led an extremely popular and highly successful band from the late 1930s into the 1950s. He is best remembered for standards such as "Opus One", "Song of India", "Marie", "On Treasure Island", and his biggest hit single, "I'll Never Smile Again".


Acting (9 Credits)

1976That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1948A Song Is Born as Tommy Dorsey
1947The Fabulous Dorseys as Tommy Dorsey
1945Thrill of a Romance as Tommy Dorsey
1943Du Barry Was a Lady as Tommy Dorsey
1943Girl Crazy as Tommy Dorsey
1943Presenting Lily Mars as Tommy Dorsey
1943I Dood It as Tommy Dorsey (uncredited)
1942Ship Ahoy as Tommy Dorsey

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