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June Allyson to Gene Krupa

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June Allyson to James M Stewart

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Gene Krupa to James M Stewart

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Melvin H Torme to Gene Krupa

Tormé also owned and played a drum set that drummer Gene Krupa used for many years.

Connection made 07 Sep 2014.

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Gene Krupa to Buddy Rich (1917)

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Gene Krupa to William Wyler

Krupa made a cameo appearance in the 1946 screen classic The Best Years Of Our Lives.

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Gene Krupa to Barbara Stanwyck

Krupa made a cameo appearance in the 1941 film, Ball of Fire, in which he and his band performed an extended version of the hit "Drum Boogie", sung by Barbara Stanwyck (whose singing was dubbed by Martha Tilton), which he had composed with trumpeter Roy Eldridge.

Connection made 07 Sep 2014.

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Gene Krupa to Benny Goodman

In 1934 Krupa joined Benny Goodman's band, where his featured drum work made him a national celebrity.

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Melvin H Torme to Benny Goodman

Tormé also owned and played a drum set that drummer Gene Krupa used for many years. George Spink, treasurer of the Jazz Institute of Chicago from 1978 to 1981, recalled that Tormé played this drum set at the 1979 Chicago Jazz Festival with Benny Goodman on the classic "Sing, Sing, Sing."

Connection made 07 Sep 2014.

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Melvin H Torme to Buddy Rich (1917)

Tormé befriended Buddy Rich, the day Rich left the Marine Corps in 1944. Rich became the subject of Tormé's book Traps — The Drum Wonder: The Life of Buddy Rich (1987).

Connection made 07 Sep 2014.

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Melvin H Torme to Frances Ethel Gumm

In 1963–64, Tormé wrote songs and musical arrangements for The Judy Garland Show, where he made three guest appearances.

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Melvin H Torme to Frank Sinatra

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Melvin H Torme to Leonard "Chico" Marx

While a teenager, Torme' sang, arranged, and played drums in a band led by Chico Marx of the Marx Brothers.

Connection made 07 Sep 2014.

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Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery to Melvin H Torme

Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, and actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for the classic holiday song "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.

Connection made 07 Sep 2014.

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Melvin H Torme to Mel Torme

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Melvin H Torme to Louis Armstrong

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Melvin H Torme to Ossie Davis

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Melvin H Torme to Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Melvin H Torme to Leo Z Penn

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Melvin H Torme to Artie Shaw

As a solo singer, Torme recorded several romantic hits for Decca (1945), and with the Artie Shaw Orchestra on the Musicraft label (1946–48).

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