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Also Known As: Died: July 5, 1983
Born: March 15, 1916 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Albany, Georgia, USA Profession: musician, musical director, bandleader, contortionist

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Harry James worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Early on in his acting career, James landed roles in various films, including the musical "Springtime in the Rockies" (1942) with Betty Grable, the adaptation "Best Foot Forward" (1943) with Lucille Ball and the Van Johnson musical comedy "Two Girls and a Sailor" (1944). He also appeared in the Red Skelton musical comedy "Bathing Beauty" (1944), the Maureen O'Hara musical "Do You Love Me?" (1946) and the musical "If I'm Lucky" (1946) with Perry Como. His film career continued throughout the fifties and the eighties in productions like the June Allyson adaptation "The Opposite Sex" (1956), "The Ladies' Man" (1961) and "The Sting II" (1982) with Jackie Gleason. James also created music for "Raging Bull" (1980). James was most recently credited in the Jennifer Aniston drama sequel "Rumor Has It..." (2005). James was married to Betty Grable. James passed away in July 1983 at the age of 67.

Harry James worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Early on in his acting career, James landed roles in various films, including the musical "Springtime in the Rockies" (1942) with Betty Grable, the adaptation "Best Foot Forward" (1943) with Lucille Ball and the Van Johnson musical comedy "Two Girls and a Sailor" (1944). He also appeared in the Red Skelton musical comedy "Bathing Beauty" (1944), the Maureen O'Hara musical "Do You Love Me?" (1946) and the musical "If I'm Lucky" (1946) with Perry Como. His film career continued throughout the fifties and the eighties in productions like the June Allyson adaptation "The Opposite Sex" (1956), "The Ladies' Man" (1961) and "The Sting II" (1982) with Jackie Gleason. James also created music for "Raging Bull" (1980). James was most recently credited in the Jennifer Aniston drama sequel "Rumor Has It..." (2005). James was married to Betty Grable. James passed away in July 1983 at the age of 67.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 That's Entertainment! III (1994) Song Performer
2.
 Radio Days (1987)
3.
 American Lifestyles (1987) ("The Nightclub Boom" - "Show Business: The Postwar Years")
4.
 Sting II, The (1982) Band Leader
5.
 The Ladies' Man (1961) Himself
6.
 The Big Beat (1958)
7.
 Outlaw Queen (1957) Rick Mason
8.
 The Opposite Sex (1956) Himself
10.
 The Jackpot (1950) Voice on radio
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wife:
Betty Grable. Actor. Married 1943-65.

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"Trumpet Blues: The Life of Harry James" Oxford University Press

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