Cab Calloway

Bandleader, Singer, Actor
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Born: 12/25/1907 in Rochester, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nicholas Brothers: We Sing and We Dance 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth (1991) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrate the Soul of American Music 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunday in Paris 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual NAACP Image Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Echoes of the Big Bands With Merv Griffin 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Jumpin' Jive 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Gala at Ford's Theatre 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cotton Club Remembered 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Eubie Blake: A Century of Music 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blues Brothers 1980 (Movie)

Curtis (Actor)

Uptown 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cincinnati Kid 1965 (Movie)

Yeller (Actor)

St. Louis Blues 1958 (Movie)

Blade (Actor)

Stormy Weather 1942 (Movie)

Cab Calloway Orchestra (Actor)

Manhattan Merry-Go-Round 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Big Broadcast 1931 (Movie)

(Actor)

International House (Movie)

Themselves (Actor)

Irving Berlin's America (TV Show)

Actor

Sensation Hunters (Movie)

(Actor)

Sensations of 1945 (Movie)

Themselves (Actor)

The Littlest Angel (TV Show)

Actor

The Singing Kid (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (10)

Idlewild 2006 (Movie)

("The Nightmare") (Song Performer)

The Crew 2000 (Movie)

("Everybody Eats When They Come to My House") (Song Performer)

Boxing Helena 1993 (Movie)

("You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You") (Song Performer)

Split Second 1992 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song Performer)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

("Minnie the Moocher") (Song Performer)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

songs("Minnie the Moocher" "Lady with the Fan" "Jitterbug") (Song)

The Blues Brothers 1980 (Movie)

("Minnie the Moocher") (Song Performer)

The Blues Brothers 1980 (Movie)

(Song)

Relationships

Peter Brooks

Grandson

Nuffie Calloway

Wife
married c. 1944

Milestones

1980

Appears as himself in "The Blues Brothers"

1952

Plays Sportin Life in the Broadway revival of Porgy & Bess

1936

Makes first notable Hollywood appearance in "The Kid Singer"

1931

Releases million-selling hit "Minnie The Moocher"

1930

Forms The Cab Calloway Orchestra

Bonus Trivia

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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."

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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.

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In 1998, Calloway's grandson C. "CB" Calloway Brooks helped to form The Cab Calloway Orchestra to honor his legacy on the national and international stage.

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