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Joe Bushkin

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Songwriter and jazz pianist who was born to Russian immigrants and learned to play the piano by age ten. His first professional performance was in 1932 with the Frank LaMarr orchestra in New York's Roseland Ballroom. By 1935, he became intermission pianist at the Famous Door where the Bunny Berigan Boys were performing, a group that included guitarist Eddie Condon and pianist George Zack, whom Bushkin ended up replacing. In 1936, he played on Billie Holiday's first recording under her own name. Read more...

Actor

Character: Joe Bushkin's Sexette

Cavalcade of Broadway: The Embers 1952

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Character: Frankie J, Bandleader

The Rat Race 1960

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Character: Himself - Jazz Pianist

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Himself - Pianist

The Bell Telephone Hour 1959

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