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Gene Krupa

Highest Rated: 100% Ball of Fire (1941)

Lowest Rated: 88% The Glenn Miller Story (1953)

Birthday: Jan 15, 1909

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Actor-musician Gene Krupa made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen for years. In his early acting career, Krupa appeared in such films as "Some Like It Hot" (1939), the Joan Davis musical comedy "George White's Scandals" (1945) and the Frances Langford adaptation "Beat the Band" (1947). He also appeared in "Smart Politics" (1948) and the biopic "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954) with James Stewart. He also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "The Swingin' Years" (1959-1960), "The Big Band and All That Jazz" (NBC, 1972-73) and "All-Star Swing Festival" (PBS, 1976-77). He also had roles in film during these years, including roles in "The Benny Goodman Story" (1955) with Steve Allen. Krupa's music was most recently featured in the Robert Downey Jr. hit action picture "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" (2015). Krupa passed away in October 1973 at the age of 64.

Highest rated movies

Ball of Fire

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz Ball Self - 1957
No Score Yet 71% The Benny Goodman Story Self - 1955
88% 80% The Glenn Miller Story Self - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glamour Girl Self - 1948
No Score Yet 60% Syncopation Self - 1942
100% 89% Ball of Fire Orchestra leader (Character) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1959