Appears as himself in "The Blues Brothers"
Plays Sportin Life in the Broadway revival of Porgy & Bess
Makes first notable Hollywood appearance in "The Kid Singer"
Releases million-selling hit "Minnie The Moocher"
Forms The Cab Calloway Orchestra
Known for such albums as "Are You Hep To The Jive?"
Popular songs include "Minnie The Moocher" and "Boo-Wah Boo-Wah".
In 1944, Calloway published a guide to the terminology of jive entitled "The New Cab Calloway's Hepsters Dictionary: Language of Jive" and in 1976, published his autobiography, "Of Minnie the Moocher & Me."
In 1993, the University of Rochester presented Calloway with the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, while a Wilmington creative and performing arts school, the Cab Calloway School of the Arts, was dedicated in his name a year later.