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Eddy Duchin

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“Sweet” bands had been often even more pop than jazz, and Duchin’s was zero different. His music group was hugely well-known within the ’30s, producing not only plenty of information but radio and film performances. His profession waned within the ’40s because of a combined mix of armed forces service and disease. Duchin had not been a virtuoso pianist, playing the easiest of styles.

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Full Name Eddy Duchin
Date Of Birth April 10, 1910
Died February 9, 1951, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Actor, Bandleader, Pianist
Nationality American
Spouse Marjorie Oelrichs
Children Peter Duchin
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
Music Songs Ol' Man Mose, The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down, Get Out of Town, To Love Again, Did You Ever See a Dream Walking, I Give You My Word, The Man Who Cares, Heaven Help This Heart Of Mine, Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Number Ten Lullaby Lane, Stars Over the School House, Soft Lights And Sweet Music, I Can’t Escape From You, Most Gentleman Don't Like Love, I've Got A Feelin' You're Foolin', Lovely To Look At, A Star Fell Out Of Heaven, You Are My Lucky Star, Dedos Agiles, I Won't Dance, Take My Heart, I'll Sing You A Thousand Love Songs, You Walk By, The Story of a Starry Night, It's a Hap, Hap, Happy Day, Shine On Harvest Moon, When A Woman Loves A Man, Speak to Me of Love, Now You've Got Me Worryin' For You, Isn't It Heavenly?, Time on my Hands
Albums The Magic Fingers of Radio, Greatest Hits: Eddy Duchin, The Very Best: Eddy Duchin, Easy Come Easy Go, Dancing with Duchin, Best of The Big Bands, Steady Eddy, Lady Be Good, Favoritas a Piano
Nominations Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Academy Award for Best Story, Academy Award for Best Original Musical, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Musical


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1 Duchin started as a pianist with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra, having abandoned studies in pharmacy. Due to his flashy piano playing, as well as his personal charisma, he assumed Reisman's place as leader of the 10-piece Central Park Casino Orchestra in 1931. Coast-to-coast radio broadcasts and sponsored shows (Cadillac Motor Cars, Pall Mall Cigarettes, Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics, Texaco) ensured his ever-growing popularity with and exposure to the public. His band was also featured at top spots, like the Waldorf-Astoria, the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel in New York and the Cocoanut Grove of the Ambassador in LA.
2 A consummate showman with suave looks and a larger-than-life personality. His tag line was "The Ten Magic Fingers of Radio".
3 Entered the U.S. Navy after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and rose to the rank of lieutenant.
4 Friend of Tyrone Power. Power portrayed Duchin in The Eddy Duchin Story (1956).
5 Father-in-law of Brooke Hayward.
6 Pianist/bandleader. Father of Peter Duchin.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grey Gardens 2009 TV Movie performer: "How Do I Rate With You"
Changi 2001 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
King of the Hill 1993 performer: "Can't We Talk It Over" 1931 - as Eddie Duchin
Harlem Nights 1989 performer: "Heaven Help This Heart Of Mine"
The Twilight Zone 1962 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hit Parade 1937 arranger: "Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald/Wiener Blut - Medley" / performer: "Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald/Wiener Blut - Medley", "Love is Good for Anything That Ails You"
Coronado 1935 performer: "All's Well in Coronado by the Sea", "In the Middle of a Kiss", "You Took My Breath Away", "How Do I Rate with You?", "Down on the Isle of Oomph" - uncredited
Eddie Duchin & Orchestra 1933 Short performer: "From Me to You", "Tony's Wife", "Shadow Waltz", "Sylvia", "The Gold Diggers' Song We're in the Money", "Lullaby of the Leaves" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hit Parade 1937 Eddy Duchin
Coronado 1935 Eddie - Orchestra Leader
Mr. Broadway 1933 Eddy Duchin

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Are My Lucky Star 2012 Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eddie Duchin & Orchestra 1933 Short Himself (as Eddie Duchin)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kidnapped by the Mob 2016 Short Himself

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