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The Fabulous Dorseys is a 1947 fictionalized biographical film which tells the story of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, from their boyhood in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania through their rise, their breakup, and their personal reunion. 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This is an article on biographies. ... Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905–November 26, 1956) was a jazz trombonist in the Big Band era. ... James Jimmy Dorsey (February 29, 1904 - June 12, 1957) was a prominent jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and big band leader. ... Shenandoah, is a town and a borough located in the lower part of the Coal Region Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ...


The Dorsey Brothers starred as themselves. Other actors include Janet Blair, William Lundigan, Sara Allgood and Arthur Shields. There are also cameo appearances by Paul Whiteman, Charlie Barnet, Bob Eberly, Helen O'Connell and Art Tatum. Sara Allgood (born October 31, 1879 in Dublin, Ireland and died September 13, 1950 in Woodland Hills, California, United States), was an Irish character_actress. ... Arthur ShieldsThe younger brother of Irish actor Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Shields joined Fitzgerald at Dublins famedAbbey Theatre as a Player in 1914, where he directed as well as acted. ... Martin Scorsese appears briefly in an uncredited role in this scene from Taxi Driver, the first scene in which Cybill Shepherd appears. ... Paul Whiteman (March 28, 1890 - December 29, 1967) was a popular United States orchestral leader. ... Charles Daly Barnet (October 26, 1913 – September 4, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader. ... Bob Eberly (1916 - 1981) was a big band vocalist. ... Helen OConnell (May 23, 1920 – September 9, 1993) was a singer, actress, and dancer. ... Art Tatum (October 13, 1909 - November 4, 1956) was a famous American jazz pianist known for his virtuosic playing and creative improvisation. ...


The film was written by Art Arthur, Richard English and Curtis Kenyon. It was directed by Alfred E. Green.


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Tommy Dorsey (215 words)
He was generally blamed for the feuding between the two that eventually brought about the demise of the Dorsey Brothers band.
Tommy was a hot player at heart, having recorded a few hot sides by 1927 and continued to play with smaller ensembles throughout his career.
During the 1930's after the break-up of the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Tommy formed his own group from the remnants of the old Joe Haymes' Orchestra.
Jimmy Dorsey (270 words)
Jimmy Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a music teacher and older brother of Tommy Dorsey who also became a prominent musician.
Jimmy Dorsey appeared in a number of Hollywood motion pictures, including That Girl From Paris, Shall We Dance, The Fleet's In, Lost in Harlem, I Dood It, and the bio-pic with his brother Tommy, The Fabulous Dorseys.
Dorsey is considered one of the most prominent alto saxophone players of the pre-bebop era.
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