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Jack Smith

Biography

b. 16 November 1914, Bainbridge Isle, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 3 July 2006, Westlake Town, California, USA. An acting professional and singer having a clean tenor tone of voice, Smith experienced a big break in 1933 when he became a member of the Three Ambassadors vocal group with Gus Arnheim’s Music group, which was citizen in the Coconut Grove, within the Ambassador Resort, Los Angeles. Previously, the Rhythm Kids, offering Bing Crosby, experienced sung using the music group there. When Phil Harris changed Arnheim along with his personal extremely entertaining music group, the Ambassadors remained on, and later on toured with him. Through the past due 30s the trio made an appearance frequently on Kate Smith’s radio program in NY, until they disbanded in 1939. Right now being introduced because the ‘the guy having a smile in his tone of voice’, Smith remained in NY and sang in vocal organizations on radio, together with your Strike Parade. In the first 40s he was a soloist on many radio displays, with music group innovator Raymond Scott as well as the Prudential Display. He then experienced his personal radio programme before early 50s. From 1947-49 he previously several record strikes for Capitol Information, including ‘Jack port! Jack! Jack port!’, ‘Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)’, ‘Big Brass Music group From Brazil’, ‘Shaunty O’Shea’, ‘Baby Encounter’, ‘Takin’ Miss Mary TOWARDS THE Ball’, ‘Tea Leaves’, ‘You Contact Everybody Darling’, ‘Cuanto La Gusta’, ‘Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)’, ‘Cruising Straight down The River’ and ‘Sunflower’. Of all of the he was associated with the Clark Sisters, an elegant vocal quartet, who previously sang beneath the name from the Sentimentalists using the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Smith also made an appearance in two film musicals, Make Believe Ballroom (1949); and On Moonlight Bay (1951), where he duetted ‘Like Ya’, with Doris Time. Within the 50s, he sang on US tv, but eventually focused increasingly more on acting.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jack Smith
Height 1.8 m
Profession Actor, Film director, Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Filmmaker
Nationality American
Spouse Victoria Stuart
Music Songs Baby Face, My Blue Heaven, When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along, Me and My Shadow, Cecilia, Does Your Mother Know You're Out?, All by Yourself in the Moonlight, Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya Huh?, Crazy Rhythm, Miss Annabelle Lee, There Ain't No Maybe in My Baby's Eyes, Poor Papa, Don't Be a Fool, You Fool, Some Other Bird Whistled a Tune, Clap Yo' Hands, I Kiss Your Hand Madame, Tonight's My Night With Baby, The Song Is Ended, Then I'll Be Happy, That's a Good Girl, You Won't See Me If I See You, That's My Weakness Now, You May Not Like It, I'm on My Way Home, When Autumn Leaves Are Falling, I Wanna Go Where You Go, Gimme A Lil' Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?, The Song Is Ended But The Melody Lingers On, I'm Knee-Deep In Daisies And Head Over Heels In Love, My One and Only, To Be In Love, Espesh'lly With You, A Faded Photograph, Are You Sorry
Albums Whispering Jack Smith, 1925-1940 - The Best Of, Top 75 Classics - The Very Best of Whispering Jack Smith, Miss Annabelle Lee, Nostalgic Memories-The Very Best of Whispering Jack Smith-Vol. 79, Whispering Jack Smith Popular 1920's Jazz Vocals (Recorded 1925-1940), Baby Face
Movies Flaming Creatures, Normal Love, Blonde Cobra, Batman Dracula, Roy Cohn / Jack Smith, Star Spangled to Death, Silent Night, Bloody Night, The Illiac Passion, On Moonlight Bay, The Barefoot Executive, Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man, Hedy, Song For Rent, In The Grip Of The Lobster, No President, Hamlet In The Rented World (a Fragment), Exotic Landlordism, Shadows in the City, Overstimulated, Boiled Lobster Of Lucky Landlady Lagoon, I Was A Male Yvonne De Carlo For The Lucky Landlord....., The Yellow Sequence, Jack Smith: Beautiful Film Jewels, Milk Bath Scene From Normal Love, Overstimulated: 6 Short Films By Jack Smith


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#Fact
1 Retrospective at the 11th New Horizons Film Festival (2011).
2 Influenced the filmmaking of director, John Waters.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Thing 2012
Shadows in the City 1991 Spirit of Death
The Trap Door 1980 Dr. Shrinkelstein
Jackpot 1980 Barkeeper New York
Silent Night, Bloody Night 1972 Inmate
Bowery Dawn 1972 Short Kiam
Out in the Country 1969 Short Man in Top Hat
The Illiac Passion 1967 Orpheus
Hedy 1966
Camp 1965
Dirt 1965 Short
Satisfaction 1965 Short God
Batman Dracula 1964 Dracula
Chumlum 1964 Short
Blonde Cobra 1963 Short Madame Nescience
The Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man 1963

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No President 1967
Normal Love 1963
Overstimulated 1963 Short
Scotch Tape 1963 Short
The Yellow Sequence 1963 Short
Flaming Creatures 1963
Buzzards Over Bagdad 1951 Short

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Overstimulated 1963 Short
Scotch Tape 1963 Short
Flaming Creatures 1963

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roy Cohn/Jack Smith 1994
Flaming Creatures 1963

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Overstimulated 1963 Short
Flaming Creatures 1963

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flaming Creatures 1963 producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Here Comes Godot 2014 TV Series grateful acknowledgment - 15 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Spangled to Death 2004 Documentary The Spirit Not of Life But of Living
Birth of a Nation 1997 Documentary Himself
Mein New York 1982 TV Short documentary Himself
Walden 1969 Documentary Himself
Filmmakers 1969 Documentary short Himself
Poem Posters 1966 Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Divine 2013 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis 2006 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Jack Smith Lifetime Achievement Award Chicago Underground Film Festival Posthumously.


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#Quote
1 Make perfect art and you will be admired. Make imperfect art and you will be loved.


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