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Paul Whiteman (Paul Samuel Whiteman)

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Biography

Denver, Colorado, USA
Paul Whiteman began his musical career as a viola player for the San Francisco Symphony. He enlisted in the Navy during World War I, and his musical abilities resulted in the Navy putting him in charge of his own band. After the war he moved to New York in 1920, where he recorded his first hit, Whispering/The Japanese Sandman. It sold more than two million copies, making Whiteman was an instant star. In 1924 he introduced the George Gershwin classic Rhapsody in Blue, which became the band's signature song. Read more...

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Character: Producer at Callahan's Drive In

Hollywood Hotel 1937

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Character: Himself - Opening Montage

The Great American Broadcast 1941

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Character: Himself - Bandleader

Project XX 1954

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Character: Himself

The Revlon Revue 1959

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