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Jay Whidden (1886–1968)

Jay Whidden was born on July 19, 1886 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He died on February 17, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Song of Soho Soundtrack
Woman to Woman Soundtrack
Raise the Roof Music Department
They Were Sisters Soundtrack


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 1945 They Were Sisters (writer: "Raggedy Doo")
 1930 Song of Soho (music: "There's Something About You That's Different") / (writer: "Camille")
 1929 Woman to Woman (lyrics: "Sunshine Of My Heart", "To You! (À Toi)", "Parisian Doll") / (music: "Sunshine Of My Heart", "To You! (À Toi)", "Parisian Doll")
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 1936 His Brother's Wife
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday
Orchestra Leader (as Jay Whidden and His Orchestra)
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 1930 Raise the Roof (composer: additional numbers)

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Alternate Names:

Jay Whidden and His Orchestra

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American-born violinist, first active in vaudeville and on Broadway. In England from 1912, he became a popular leader of various dance bands in the 1920's. He conducted several tours of Australia and New Zealand, returning to the U.S. West Coast on several occasions. From 1934, a re-formed group at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco featured Betty Grable as chief female vocalist. Whidden's ... See more »

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