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Buddy DeFranco (1923–2014)

Clarinetist, bandleader, arranger, conductor and composer, educated at the Mastbaum School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also studied with Meyer Levin and Ross Wyre. At fourteen, he won a Major Bowes competition and a Tommy Dorsey swing contest as a jazz clarinetist. With his brother Lawrence and also Elliot Lawrence, he formed a teenage band ... See full bio »

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 2013 The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Tokyo no mizube (2013) ... (performer: "It Could Happen To You")
- Chikurin (2013) ... (performer: "Angel Eyes")
 1956 Cool and Groovy (Short) (performer: "I'll Remember April")
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 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Member Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (uncredited)
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 1986 Liberty Weekend (TV Special documentary)
Self (as Buddy De Franco)
 1983 Åke Hasselgård story (Documentary) (as Buddy De Franco)
 1965-1982 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Self - Guest / Self / Self - Musical Guest
- Episode #19.263 (1982) ... Self
- Episode #19.225 (1982) ... Self - Musical Guest
- Episode dated 23 February 1967 (1967) ... Self - Guest
- Episode dated 18 June 1965 (1965) ... Self - Guest
 1966 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1966) ... Self (as Buddy De Franco)
 1962-1965 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Self - Clarinet Player
- Episode #4.202 (1965) ... Self - Clarinet Player
- Episode #1.100 (1962) ... Self - Clarinet Player (as Buddy De Franco)
 1956 The Wild Party
Self (uncredited)
 1956 Stars of Jazz (TV Series)
 1956 Cool and Groovy (Short)
Self (as Buddy De Franco)
 1949 Adventures in Jazz (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1949) ... Self
- Episode #1.5 (1949) ... Self
 1949 Jazz Concert (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1949) ... Self

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