Gene Krupa

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 ... Read more »
Born: 01/15/1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (8)

Jumpin' Jive 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Swing Festival 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Band and All That Jazz 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Swingin' Years 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Benny Goodman Story 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Glenn Miller Story 1954 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

George White's Scandals 1945 (Movie)

Gene Krupa (Actor)

Some Like It Hot 1938 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Music (4)

Avengers: Age Of Ultron 2015 (Movie)

("Full Dress Hop") (Song)

Hollywood Ending 2002 (Movie)

("Hooray For Hollywood") (Song Performer)

Rich in Love 1993 (Movie)

("Skylark") (Song Performer)

The Gene Krupa Story 1959 (Movie)

music recording(drum solos) (Music)

Biography

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.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Krupa And Rich"

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