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Abe Lyman (Abe Simon)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Abe Lyman was an extrovert bandleader with a penchant for organisation and marketing. He led several orchestras from the 1920's to the 40's, successfully catering to changing tastes in music. Trained as a drummer from the age of 14, Lyman worked predominantly in the cinema pits of theatre bands in the Chicago area until prompted by his brother Mike to move to the West Coast. He formed his first dance orchestra, Abe Lyman and His Californians, in Santa Monica in the early 1920's. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Himself - Orchestra Leader

Paramount on Parade 1930

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Character: Himself

Good News 1930

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Character: Radio Band Leader

Rambling 'Round Radio Row #1 1932

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