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Skinnay Ennis

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Buying missing web page link between cornpone comedian Bob Wish and sophisticated arranger Gil Evans? Search no further than Skinnay Ennis, a guy whose nickname is apparently an attempt to create “skinny” look just a little fatter. He was created Robert Ennis and was going to college or university in his house state of NEW YORK when he fulfilled the first main collaborator in his musical existence, Hal Kemp. From the past due ’20s he was both an associate and one from the founders from the orchestra that could become energetic under Kemp’s name. This romantic relationship involved both documenting and touring, including excursions to European countries, and would continue through 1938. Not really too shabby since Ennis had just been playing drums for a couple years when he fulfilled Kemp. Ennis following continued his personal, assembling an organization with a food cravings for industrial honey that became occupied like a bee around Hollywood. Like a innovator, Ennis started to demonstrate a hype for humor, something makers of the many radio displays the group was showing up on naturally got advantage of. The best result of all of this was a protracted work for him on Bob Hope’s radio display. Buffs who just like the cinematic result from the ’40s could have a good potential for viewing the Ennis group onscreen aswell. The youthful Gil Evans was employed on as arranger for the music group during this chaotic period. Ennis place his own music group jointly for the armed forces through the Second Globe War, after that was back actions in Hollywood when the tranquility treaties were agreed upon. The final stage of his profession was a little more quiet. Because the ’50s found a close, the best way to have a look at Ennis was to move find his group personally at among the bigger hotels in LA. Rediscovered in the brand new millennium up to now another facet of lounge music or space age group jazz, Ennis may possibly still be heading strong acquired he not really choked to loss of life on a bone tissue during his supper in a cafe in Beverly Hillsides.

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Died June 3, 1963, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nationality American
Music Songs You're the Top, Got a Date With an Angel, Pettin' In The Park, Last Years Girl, This Is Romance, Foggy Day, Lamplight, Rhythm Is Our Business, Strange Enchantment, It's The Same Old Dream, When Did You Leave Heaven?, There Ought to Be a Moonlight Saving Time, The Same Time The Same Place, You've Got Me Crying Again, I'm Breathless, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, This Year's Kisses, Whispers In The Dark, Did You Ever See A Dream Walking, My Number One Dream Came True, It's Winter Again, The Moon Is Low, A Heart Of Stone, 42nd Street, Young And Willing, A Boy A Girl A Lamplight, Johnny One Note, When Summer Is Gone-Opening Theme, A Little Bit Independent, Stela By Starlight, That's My Desire, I Wanna Be Loved
Albums Skinnay Ennis Salutes Hal Kemp, 1956 / 57 Live In Stereo (Hal Kemp Remembered), The Uncollected
Movies Let's Go Steady, Latitude 55°


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1 Choked to death on a bone while dining in restaurant


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Radio Stars on Parade 1945 Skinnay Ennis
Let's Go Steady 1945 Larry Tyler (as Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra)
Follow the Band 1943 Skinnay Ennis
Sleepytime Gal 1942 Danny Marlowe
Swing It Soldier 1941 Orchestra Leader
Blondie Meets the Boss 1939 Bandleader
College Swing 1938 Skinnay - Orchestra Leader

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Radio Stars on Parade 1945 performer: "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night"
All Star Melody Masters 1943 Short performer: "Let's Fall in Love"
Swing It Soldier 1941 performer: "Keep Your Thumbs Up", "Two Hearts"
Once Upon a Summertime 1941 Short performer: "Once Upon A Summertime", "What Happens To Us?"
Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra 1941 Short writer: "A Boy, a Girl and the Lamplight" - uncredited
College Swing 1938 performer: "College Swing"
No Other One 1936 Short performer: "No Other One"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bob Hope Show 1962 TV Series conductor - 1 episode
Strictly G.I. 1943 Short musical director - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screen Snapshots: Meet Mr. Rhythm, Frankie Laine 1952 Documentary short Himself
Skinnay Ennis and Orchestra 1949 Short Himself - band leader
Strictly G.I. 1943 Short Himself - Band Leader
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 4 1942 Documentary short Himself
Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra 1941 Short Himself
Breezy Rhythm 1936 Short Himself - Drummer and Vocalist
No Other One 1936 Short Himself (singer) (uncredited)
His College Chums 1929 Short Himself / Drums

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screen Snapshots: Mr. Rhythm's Holiday 1956 Documentary short Himself
All Star Melody Masters 1943 Short Himself (from Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra [1940])

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