Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music from the gritty streets of New Orleans to Chicago's south side, the speakeasies of Kansas city and to Times Square. Full film now streaming.
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They would probably be even more surprised to learn that he began his show business career as a singer in the big-band era, and was a vocalist in the legendary Tommy Dorsey orchestra. He entered films in the late 1940s at the tail-end of the singing-cowboy period in a series of low-budget Westerns for Columbia Pictures.
Ken Curtis (born Curtis Wain Gates; July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) was an American singer and actor best known for his role as Festus Haggen on the CBS western television series Gunsmoke. Although he appeared on Gunsmoke earlier in other roles, he was first cast as Festus in season 8 episode 13, December 8, 1962 "Us Haggens."
Aug 09, 2022 · Morse’s experience under such duress has been noticed in the Bills locker room. Offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey has taken note. “I think anytime you’ve got great experience in the middle it’s going to help,” Dorsey said at camp. “That calming influence that he brings I think is extremely helpful.”
Sep 25, 2021 · Ken Curtis, the actor behind ... In 1942, Curtis' first brush with fame came when he cut a few songs for Tommy Dorsey's orchestra. At the time, Dorsey's go-to vocalist was Sinatra. The common ...
Aug 07, 2022 · Entering the 2017 NBA draft, Dorsey talked about the possibility of being taken by the Bucks and teaming up with Antetokounmpo. However, he was selected by the Hawks at No. 41, a few picks ahead of Milwaukee. “This is a great opportunity to play alongside him,” Dorsey said of Antetokounmpo. “I am excited to get to know him.