Jimmy Dorsey

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Birthday
29, 1904
Birthplace
Shenandoah, PA
Death Date
Jun 12, 1957 (53)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
29, 1904
Birthplace
Shenandoah, PA
Death Date
Jun 12, 1957 (53)

About

Big band leader and Tommy Dorsey's brother. He was the composer of "I'm Glad There is You" and "It's the Dreamer in Me," two jazz-pop standards.

Before Fame

He and Tommy founded Dorsey's Novelty Six, which became one of radio's first jazz bands.

Trivia

He played a number of wind instruments, including the clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet. His skills could be heard on "I'm Glad There Is You" and "It's The Dreamer In Me."

Family Life

He married Jane Porter in 1927. The couple divorced in September 1949.

Associated With

His talented vocalist was musician Helen O'Connell.