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Joe Venuti (I) (1903–1978)

Joe Venuti was born on September 16, 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Giuseppe Venuti. He was an actor, known for Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Inserts (1975) and Sarge Goes to College (1947). He died on August 14, 1978 in Seattle, Washington, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Sweet and Lowdown Soundtrack
Inserts Soundtrack
Sarge Goes to College Violin, The Jam Session


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 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
- One Night Stand (1955) ... Bobcat
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues
Tuxedo Band Member (uncredited)
 1951 Disc Jockey
Joe Venuti
 1950 Belle of Old Mexico
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 1947 Sarge Goes to College
Violin, The Jam Session
 1945 Ten Cents a Dance
Fiddler at jam session (uncredited)
 1943 The Little Broadcast (Short)
Jazz Violinst (uncredited)
 1942 Syncopation
Joe Venuti
 1938 Garden of the Moon
 1933 Flying Down to Rio
Violinist in Orchestra (uncredited)
 1930 King of Jazz
Violinist / Violin Sextet (uncredited)
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Was renowned for his clowning during performances, but was also reputed to be volatile and intolerant of criticism from both audiences and other musicians. His practical jokes were legendary. On one occasion he put an inebriated Bix Beiderbecke into a bath of purple Jell-O, on another he emptied a bag of flour into the bell of a tuba, as it turned out to the detriment of a musician in Paul ... See more »

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