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The Glenn Miller Story (10-Dec-1953)

Director: Anthony Mann

Writers: Valentine Davies; Oscar Brodney

Musical Adaptation: Henry Mancini

Producer: Aaron Rosenberg

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Big Band

Trombonist Glenn Miller quits Ben Pollack's band and forms his own; the Glenn Miller Band rides the success of "Moonlight Serenade" through to a strong series of iconic swing hits. Joining the Army as an entertainer during WWII, Miller's plane was lost over the English channel in late 1944. Won an Oscar for Best Sound Recording; received additional nominations for Best Story and Screenplay, and Best Score of a Musical.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
June Allyson
7-Oct-1917 8-Jul-2006 Two Girls and a Sailor
Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
4-Aug-1901 6-Jul-1971 Jazz trumpeter
Irving Bacon
6-Sep-1893 5-Feb-1965 Mr. Beazley
Cozy Cole
Jazz Musician
17-Oct-1909 29-Jan-1981 Topsy Part 2
Charles Drake
2-Oct-1917 10-Sep-1994 You Never Can Tell
Gene Krupa
15-Jan-1909 16-Oct-1973 Pioneering drummer
Frances Langford
4-Apr-1914 11-Jul-2005 Hooray for Hollywood
Barton MacLane
25-Dec-1902 1-Jan-1969 Gen. Peterson on I Dream of Jeannie
Harry Morgan
10-Apr-1915 7-Dec-2011 Col. Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H
Sig Ruman
11-Oct-1884 14-Feb-1967 Stalag 17
Jimmy Stewart
20-May-1908 2-Jul-1997 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
George Tobias
14-Jul-1901 27-Feb-1980 Abner Kravitz on Bewitched


Jimmy Stewart   ...   Glenn Miller
June Allyson   ...   Helen Berger
Harry Morgan   ...   Chummy
Charles Drake   ...   Don Haynes
George Tobias   ...   Si Schribman
Barton MacLane   ...   Gen. Hap Arnold
Sig Ruman   ...   Kranz
Irving Bacon   ...   Mr. Miller
James Bell   ...   Mr. Burger
Kathleen Lockhart   ...   Mrs. Miller
Katharine Warren   ...   Mrs. Burger
Guest Appearances
Frances Langford   ...   Herself
Louis Armstrong   ...   Himself
Ben Pollack   ...   Himself
Gene Krupa   ...   Himself
The Modernaires   ...   Themselves
The Archie Savage Dancers   ...   Themselves
Barney Bigard   ...   Himself
James Young   ...   Himself
Marty Napoleon   ...   Himself
Arvell Shaw   ...   Himself
Cozy Cole   ...   Himself
Babe Russin   ...   Himself


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