Harry James

Musician, Bandleader, Musical director
Harry James worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. In his early acting career, James appeared in such films as "Springtime in the Rockies" (1942), the adaptation "Best Foot Forward" ... Read more »
Born: 03/15/1916 in Albany, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Music (18)

Rumor Has It... 2005 (Movie)

(I'm Beginning To See The Light) (Song)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

("Boo Woo") (Song)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

("I'm Beginning To See The Light") (Song)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

("I'm Beginning To See The Light") (Song)

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 2001 (Movie)

("Flatbush Flanagan") (Song Performer)

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

My Dog Skip 2000 (Movie)

("I'm Beginning to See the Light") (Song Performer)

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

("Music Makers") (Song Performer)

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

("I'm Beginning to See the Light") (Song)

Swingers 1996 (Movie)

("I'm Beginning To See The Light") (Song)

Swing Kids 1993 (Movie)

("Life Goes to a Party") (Song)

Big Band Ballroom Bash 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

("The Flight of the Bumblebee") (Performer)

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

("I've Heard That Song Before") (Song Performer)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

("All or Nothing At All" "Two O'Clock Jump" "Flash") (Song Performer)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

("Flash" "Two O'Clock Jump") (Song)

The Ladies' Man 1961 (Movie)

(Song Performer)
Actor (17)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

Song Performer (Actor)

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

Actor

American Lifestyles 1986 (Movie)

("The Nightclub Boom" - "Show Business: The Postwar Years") (Actor)

The Sting II 1981 (Movie)

Band Leader (Actor)

Sinatra -- The First 40 Years 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ladies' Man 1961 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/25/57) 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Opposite Sex 1956 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Benny Goodman Story 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

Young Man With a Horn 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Springtime in the Rockies 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bathing Beauty (Movie)

(Actor)

Best Foot Forward (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Carnegie Hall (Movie)

Guest Artist (Actor)

Do You Love Me? (Movie)

Barry Clayton (Actor)

Syncopation (Movie)

(Actor)

Two Girls and a Sailor (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Harry James worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. In his early acting career, James appeared in such films as "Springtime in the Rockies" (1942), the adaptation "Best Foot Forward" (1943) with Lucille Ball and the Van Johnson musical comedy "Two Girls and a Sailor" (1944). He also appeared in the musical comedy "Bathing Beauty" (1944) with Red Skelton, the Maureen O'Hara musical "Do You Love Me?" (1946) and "If I'm Lucky" (1946) with Perry Como. He continued to act in productions like the June Allyson adaptation "The Opposite Sex" (1956), the comedy "The Ladies' Man" (1961) with Jerry Lewis and the Jackie Gleason comedy sequel "The Sting II" (1982). James also created music for "Raging Bull" (1980) with Robert De Niro. James had a number of different projects under his belt in the nineties and the early 2000s, including "That's Entertainment! III" (1994) starring June Allyson, "Swingers" with Jon Favreau (1996), the Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne box office smash "The Matrix" (1999), "My Dog Skip" (2000) and "Small Time Crooks" (2000) starring Woody Allen. James last provided music for "Rumor Has It..." (2005). James was married to Betty Grable. Harry James passed away in July 1983 at the age of 67.

Relationships

Betty Grable

Wife
married 1943-65

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