Charlie Spivak

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Kiev, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
Outstanding lead trumpeter who received financial help from his friend Glenn Miller to start up his first band in 1940. Miller also furnished Spivak's publicity tag line: "The Man who plays the sweetest Trumpet in the World". Charlie had already had a very prolific career as a band sideman, having started as a teenager with Paul Specht's orchestra ,later working with Tommy Dorsey, Bob Crosby, Charley Teagarden, among others. Read more...


Character: Himself - Orchestra Member

Ben Pollack & His Orchestra 1934

Character: Charlie Spivak

Follow the Boys 1944