Born March 31, 1908 in Beardstown, Illinois
Died April 6, 1999 in Santa Monica, California
He formed and led various ensembles.
Played with : Paul Whiteman, Mildred Bailey (jazz singer, his wife), Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Barnet (& others) and in his own bands.
- 1 Vocals
- 483 Instruments & Performance
- 105 Writing & Arrangement
- 12 Featuring & Presenting
- 23 Conducting & Leading
- 2 Acting, Literary & Spoken