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Freddie Slack

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Biography

LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA
Composer ("Cow Cow Boogie", "Strange Cargo", "Cuban Sugar Mill", "Riffette"), pianist and band leader, trained at the American Conservatory in Chicago. Originally trained as a drummer, Slack was active in the music business from 1927 and played piano for various bands, before and after moving to the West Coast. He was busy arranging for Ben Pollack and Jimmy Dorsey in the mid- to late 1930's, before making his mark as piano soloist in the short lived (1939-41) orchestra co-led by trombonist Will Bradley and drummer Ray McKinley. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself, Orchestra Leader

In the Groove 1941

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Character: Freddie Slack - Leader of His Orchestra

The Sky's the Limit 1943

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Character: Jive Club Pianist

Phantom Lady 1944

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Character: Himself - Orchestra Leader

Seven Days Ashore 1944

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Character: Freddie Slack-Bandleader

Babes on Swing Street 1944

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Character: Himself - Orchestra Leader

Connee Boswell and Ada Leonard 1952

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Character: Himself

Startime 1959

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