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Les Baxter

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Biography

Mexia, Texas, USA
Born March 14, 1922, at Mexia, Texas. He learned to play the piano at five years of age and studied at the Detroit Conservatory and at Pepperdine College in Los Angeles, California (his uncle was the college's first president). He began his career as a concert pianist but later joined Mel Tormé's "Meltones" in 1945. Baxter conducted a number of radio shows including "The Bob Hope Show". His recording of "The Poor People of Paris" in March 1956 was a #1 hit and sold more single copies than any other recording during that decade (the song got that title by mistake. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - music teacher

College Capers 1954

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Character: Himself

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself

Shower of Stars 1954

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