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Harry James (Harry Haag James)

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Biography

Albany, Georgia, USA
Harry James was born in a rundown hotel next to the city jail in Albany, Georgia. His mother and father were members of a circus - she as a trapeze artist and he a band leader - with the Mighty Haag Circus. At seven, they settled in Beaumont, Texas where Harry learned to play drums. By twelve, he was playing trumpet in the Christy Brothers circus band. In 1936 James joined Ben Pollack's band, soon leaving to lead the brass section of Benny Goodman's band. Read more...

Actor

Character: Benny Goodman Trumpeter

Hollywood Hotel 1937

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Character: Barry Clayton

Do You Love Me 1946

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Character: Radio Trumpeter

How to Marry a Millionaire 1953

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Character: Trumpeter at Carnegie Hall

The Benny Goodman Story 1956

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Character: Himself

The Opposite Sex 1956

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Character: Himself - Trumpeter

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Larry Norman

Make Room for Daddy 1953

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Character: Himself

Shower of Stars 1954

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