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Lester Young brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Young was a musician that started his entertainment career in films like the documentary "The Last of the Blue Devils" (1979) with Count Basie and His Orchestra, the Arnie Ross documentary "To the Count of Basie" (1979) and "Stardust Memories" (1980) with Woody Allen. Though known first for his music, Young also acted in "Jammin' the Blues" (1944). In the eighties and the early 2000s, Young's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "Konitz - Portrait de l'artiste en saxophoniste" (1988), "Kansas City" (1996) with Jennifer Jason Leigh and the Paul Giamatti dramatic adaptation "American Splendor" (2003). Young's music was also featured in "Anything Else" (2003) with Woody Allen, the biographical drama "The Notorious Bettie Page" (2006) with Gretchen Mol and "Somers Town" (2009). Young's music was most recently used in the Lou Adler documentary "The Wrecking Crew" (2015).

Lester Young brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Young was a musician that started his entertainment career in films like the documentary "The Last of the Blue Devils" (1979) with Count Basie and His Orchestra, the Arnie Ross documentary "To the Count of Basie" (1979) and "Stardust Memories" (1980) with Woody Allen. Though known first for his music, Young also acted in "Jammin' the Blues" (1944). In the eighties and the early 2000s, Young's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "Konitz - Portrait de l'artiste en saxophoniste" (1988), "Kansas City" (1996) with Jennifer Jason Leigh and the Paul Giamatti dramatic adaptation "American Splendor" (2003). Young's music was also featured in "Anything Else" (2003) with Woody Allen, the biographical drama "The Notorious Bettie Page" (2006) with Gretchen Mol and "Somers Town" (2009). Young's music was most recently used in the Lou Adler documentary "The Wrecking Crew" (2015).

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 Bird Now (1987)
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