Fats Waller

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Birthday: May 21, 1904
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Born in New York City, Thomas "Fats" Waller was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer and comedic entertainer. A skilled pianist -- widely recognized as a master of stride piano -- Waller was one of the most popular performers of his era, finding critical and commercial success in his homeland and in Europe. Waller was also a prolific songwriter, with many songs he wrote or co-wrote still known to modern audiences, such as "Honeysuckle Rose", "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Squeeze Me". Appears in three films: Hooray for Love (1935), King of Burlesque (1936) and Stormy Weather (1943). Composed two New York stage shows "Keep Shufflin'"(1928) and "Hot Chocolates"(1929).

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No Score Yet Fats Waller - This Joint Is Jumpin' Actor 2008
No Score Yet Big Time Swing Actor 2008
No Score Yet Soundies: A Musical History Hosted by Michael Feinstein Actor 2007
No Score Yet Swing! Swing! Swing! Actor 2006
No Score Yet Swing Era: Count Basie Actor 2004
No Score Yet Legends of Jazz: Forever Gold Actor 2004
No Score Yet Music Clips from the Swing Years - Lullaby of Broadway Actor 2004
No Score Yet Lullaby of Harlem Actor 1998
No Score Yet Piano Legends Actor 1987
No Score Yet Jukebox Saturday Night Actor 1952
No Score Yet Stormy Weather Himself 1943

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