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Gene Krupa

Highest Rated: 100% Ball of Fire (1941)

Lowest Rated: 100% Ball of Fire (1941)

Birthday: Jan 15, 1909

Birthplace: Not Available

Drummer Gene Krupa was 24 when he joined Benny Goodman's orchestra in 1933. While with Goodman, he made his first film appearance in Hollywood Hotel (1937), the highlight of which was a jam session featuring Krupa, Lionel Hampton and Teddy Wilson. Krupa formed his own band in 1938, alternating between this endeavor and performing with other bands until 1951. His movie activity during this period chiefly consisted of a handful of energetic musical short subjects produced by Universal. He was featured as "himself" in two Technicolor biopics of the 1950s, The Glenn Miller Story and The Benny Goodman Story. Gene Krupa's own biography (with undue emphasis on his drug problems) was filmed as The Gene Krupa Story in 1960, with Sal Mineo, no mean drummer himself, in the title role.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Jazz Legends: Louis Armstrong & Friends Actor 2007
No Score Yet Big Band: Tex Beneke, Gene Krupa & Jerry Wald Actor 2006
No Score Yet Best of the Big Bands: Artie Shaw & Friends Actor 2005
No Score Yet Lionel Hampton - Jazz Legend: King of the Vibes Actor 2005
No Score Yet Swing Era: Count Basie Actor 2004
No Score Yet Classic Jazz Drummers: Swing Era and Beyond Actor 2002
No Score Yet Gene Krupa: Swing, Swing, Swing Actor 1999
No Score Yet Gene Krupa Tribute: Swing, Swing, Swing! Actor 1999
No Score Yet Buddy Rich: Jazz Legend: 1917-1987 Actor 1996
No Score Yet Gene Krupa - Jazz Legend Actor 1993
No Score Yet Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing Actor 1993
No Score Yet Meet the Band Leaders - 104 Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Gene Krupa Story Actor 1959
No Score Yet The Benny Goodman Story Himself - Drums 1956
No Score Yet Boy! What a Girl! Actor 1947
No Score Yet George White's Scandals (George White's Scandals of 1945) Actor 1945
No Score Yet Syncopation Himself 1942
100% Ball of Fire Orchestra Leader 1941
No Score Yet Some Like It Hot (Rhythm Romance) Himself 1939
No Score Yet Hollywood Hotel Gene Krupa 1937
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1937 Actor 1937


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