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Nelson Riddle (Nelson Smock Riddle Jr.)

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Biography

Oradell, New Jersey, USA
Versatile Ameican arranger/conducter who started as a trombonist with several big bands, including Tommy Dorsey. In a long, distinguished career, he not only scored numerous films and television shows, but made many now-legendary recordings in collaboration with such people as Rosemary Clooney, Nat 'King' Cole, and, most notably, Frank Sinatra. With the latter, he recorded a series of albums now regarded as legendary ("Songs for Swingin' Lovers", "The Concert Sinatra", etc.). He recorded prolifically on his own, as well, scoring two top-ten hits with "Lisbon Antigua" (#1, 1956) and "Theme from 'Route 66'" (# 10, 1962). Read more...

Actor

Character: Nelson Riddle - Orchestra Leader

Riddles in Rhythm 1956

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Character: Himself

Shower of Stars 1954

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Character: Himself - Recipient

Sunday Showcase 1959

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Character: Himself

Live... And in Person 1983

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