Johnny Guarnieri

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New York City, New York, USA
Composer ("Whistle Stop"), pianist and author, educated at City College of New York. He was a dance-band pianist in the orchestras of George Hall and Benny Goodman, and harpsichordist in Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five in 1940 and 1941. In 1947 he formed his first group, and was the music director of the First Army on Governors Island in New York, also composing music for and performing in recruiting shows in 1950. Since 1954 he was on the NBC staff. Joining ASCAP in 1956, his other popular-song and instrumental compositions include "A Gliss to Remember" and "Looky Here, Here's Me!". Read more...


Character: Italian Singer Mouse

An American Tail 1986