Lester Young

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Born: 08/27/1909 in Woodville, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Music (14)

Somers Town 2009 (Movie)

("Barefootin' Time in Chinatown") (Song Performer)

The Notorious Bettie Page 2006 (Movie)

("I Want a Little Girl") (Song Performer)

American Splendor 2003 (Movie)

("On The Sunny Side Of The Street") (Song Performer)

Anything Else 2003 (Movie)

("I Can't Get Started") (Song Performer)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song

Robert Altman's Jazz '34 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

Kansas City 1996 (Movie)

("Tickle Toe") (Song)

Konitz - Portrait de l'artiste en saxophoniste 1987 (Movie)

("Lady Be Good") (Song)

Stardust Memories 1980 (Movie)

(Song)

Stardust Memories 1980 (Movie)

("Tickletoe") (Song Performer)

Joe Albany... A Jazz Life 1979 (Movie)

(Song)

Joe Albany... A Jazz Life 1979 (Movie)

("Lester Leaps In") (Song Performer)

The Last of the Blue Devils 1978 (Movie)

songs("Lester Leaps In" "Dickie's Dream") (Song)

To the Count of Basie 1978 (Movie)

("Dickie's Dream") (Song)
Actor (2)

Bird Now 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jammin' the Blues 1943 (Movie)

(Actor)

Milestones

1957

Performed "Fine & Mellow" duet with Billie Holiday

1956

Toured Europe with Miles Davis and Modern Jazz Quartet

1946

Joined Jazz at the Philharmonic troupe

1936

Began a long, fruitful association with Count Basie

1933

Moved to Kansas City to launch career

Bonus Trivia

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Leaves family jazz band citing segregation issues

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Inducted into US Army

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Court martialed and dishonorably discharged

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Suffers nervous breakdown on tour

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Collapses while on tour in Paris

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