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Charlie Barnet

Highest Rated: 50% A Song Is Born (1948)

Lowest Rated: 50% A Song Is Born (1948)

Birthday: Oct 26, 1913

Birthplace: Not Available

A bandleader from age 16 until his death 62 years later, Charlie Barnet was at his peak in the late '30s and early '40s. Of his many recordings, Barnet is best remembered for his smash hit single "Cherokee;" his arrangement, in fact, has been followed note by note by virtually every band and orchestra since. Among the first white bandleaders to hire blacks (one of his discoveries was Lena Horne), he was refreshingly casual about it, refusing in later years to posture as a Civil Rights pioneer. Compared to other bandleaders of his stature, Charlie Barnet's film appearances were sparse, consisting of a mere four feature films: Music in Manhattan (1944), Jam Session (1944), Idea Girl (1946), and A Song Is Born (1948).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ray Anthony and His All Star Big Band: Story of the Big Band Era Actor 2004
No Score Yet TV's First Music Videos - The Snader Telescriptions Actor 2002
No Score Yet Meet the Band Leaders - 114 Actor 1985
No Score Yet Mr. Charlie Actor 1970
50% A Song Is Born Himself 1948
No Score Yet The Fabulous Dorseys Himself - Bandleader 1947
No Score Yet Syncopation Himself, Charlie Barnet 1942


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