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Over the duration of his career, Louis Prima produced music for multiple Hollywood productions. Prima's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the comedic adaptation "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round" (1937) with Phil Regan, the musical comedy "You Can't Have Everything" (1937) with Alice Faye and "Start Cheering" (1938). He also appeared in "Rose of Washington Square" (1939), "Hey Boy! Hey Girl!" (1959) and the Howard Miller musical "Senior Prom" (1959). In the nineties, Prima devoted his time to various credits, such as "Swing Kids" (1993), "Deconstructing Harry" (1997) starring Caroline Aaron, "Eve's Bayou" with Samuel L. Jackson (1997) and "Going All the Way" (1997). In the early 2000s, Prima lent his talents to projects like "Below" with Matthew Davis (2002), the Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson smash hit "Anger Management" (2003), the Will Ferrell and James Caan hit "Elf" (2003), "Bright Young Things" (2004) starring Stephen Campbell Moore and "Kicking & Screaming" (2005). Prima also provided music for "One More Kiss."

Over the duration of his career, Louis Prima produced music for multiple Hollywood productions. Prima's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the comedic adaptation "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round" (1937) with Phil Regan, the musical comedy "You Can't Have Everything" (1937) with Alice Faye and "Start Cheering" (1938). He also appeared in "Rose of Washington Square" (1939), "Hey Boy! Hey Girl!" (1959) and the Howard Miller musical "Senior Prom" (1959). In the nineties, Prima devoted his time to various credits, such as "Swing Kids" (1993), "Deconstructing Harry" (1997) starring Caroline Aaron, "Eve's Bayou" with Samuel L. Jackson (1997) and "Going All the Way" (1997). In the early 2000s, Prima lent his talents to projects like "Below" with Matthew Davis (2002), the Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson smash hit "Anger Management" (2003), the Will Ferrell and James Caan hit "Elf" (2003), "Bright Young Things" (2004) starring Stephen Campbell Moore and "Kicking & Screaming" (2005). Prima also provided music for "One More Kiss."

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 The Jungle Book (1967) King Louie of the Apes
3.
 Twist All Night (1961) Louis Evans
4.
 Senior Prom (1959) Himself
5.
 Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (1959) Himself
6.
 Jazz Ball (1958)
7.
 Rose of Washington Square (1939) Band leader
8.
 You Can't Have Everything (1937) Orchestra leader
9.
 Rhythm on the Range (1936) Trumpet-playing orchestra leader
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