Date of Birth:
21 August 1904
Count Basie played in 2 movies in the Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Music, Music, Documentary genres.
Count Basie got succeed with average imdb rating 6.4.
The famed composer ("One O'Clock Jump", "Two O'Clock Jump", "Jumpin' at the Woodside"), pianist, songwriter and bandleader began as an accompanist to vaudeville acts. He joined the Bennie Moten orchestra in Kansas City, later organizing his own orchestra and performing on radio. In 1936 he came to New York, appearing in hotels, night clubs, theatres and jazz festivals. He toured the US, and also, in 1954, Europe. He was elected to the Down Beat Magazine's Hall of Fame in 1958, and has made many ... Read more