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Billy Kyle

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Biography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
A lesser-known pianist of the big band era, Billy Kyle began gigging with local bands while in his teens. In the early 1930's, he free-lanced in New York, then was resident pianist at the Memphis Club in Philadelphia. He first came to prominence as accompanist for vocalist Bon Bon Tunnell on radio station KYW. After a stint with the band of Lucky Millinder (1936-38), Kyle joined the John Kirby Sextet, which included among its personnel such illustrious jazz musicians as Russell Procope, Buster Bailey and Charlie Shavers. Read more...

Actor

Character: Louis' Pianist

High Society 1956

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Character: Himself - Billy Kyle

Satchmo the Great 1957

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Character: Himself - Pianist

The Edsel Show 1957

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Character: Pianist with Louis Armstrong

When the Boys Meet the Girls 1965

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