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Coleman Hawkins (1904–1969)

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Coleman Hawkins was called "The father of the tenor sax". He was a pioneer in this instrument, starting his career with the blues singer Mamie Smith in 1921. In 1923 he played with Fletcher Henderson... read full biography
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Nov 21, 1904 (died May 19, 1969) | 5' 7" (1.70m)
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56 titles
Self (8 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
Improvisation (2004)
Himself Himself   See fewer
NET Festival (1969)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1969) Himself (1 episode, 1969)   See fewer
Coleman Hawkins: In Memoriam (Jul 8, 1969) Himself Himself   See fewer
After Hours (1961)
(Short) - Himself Himself   See fewer
Timex All-Star Jazz Show (1959)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1959) Himself (1 episode, 1959)   See fewer
The Golden Age of Jazz (Jan 7, 1959) Himself Himself   See fewer
Jazz Party (1958)
(TV Series) - Himself - Tenor Saxophonist (3 episodes, 1958) Himself - Tenor Saxophonist (3 episodes, 1958)   See fewer
Episode #1.23 (Oct 16, 1958) Season 1, Episode 23 - Himself - Tenor Saxophonist Himself - Tenor Saxophonist   See fewer
The Seven Lively Arts (1957)
(TV Series) - Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Red Allen / Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Count Basie / Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Billie Holiday (1 episode, 1957) Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Red Allen / Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Count Basie / Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Billie Holiday (1 episode, 1957)   See fewer
The Sound of Jazz (Dec 8, 1957) Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Red Allen / Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Count Basie / Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Red Allen / Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Billie Holiday Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Red Allen / Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Count Basie / Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Red Allen / Himself - Tenor Saxophonist With Billie Holiday   See fewer
The Nat King Cole Show (1957)
(TV Series) - Himself - Saxophone Planyer (1 episode, 1957) Himself - Saxophone Planyer (1 episode, 1957)   See fewer
Episode #3.5 (Oct 15, 1957) Season 3, Episode 5 - Himself - Saxophone Planyer Himself - Saxophone Planyer   See fewer
The Steve Allen Show (1956)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1956) Himself (1 episode, 1956)   See fewer
Premier (Jun 24, 1956) Season 1, Episode 1 - Himself Himself   See fewer
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Jazz Giants of the 20th Century (2007)
(Video) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Billie Holiday: The Ultimate Collection (2005)
(Video) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photography of Milt Hinton (2003)
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
A Great Day in Harlem (1994)
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
$527K
$527K
Nat King Cole: The Incomparable Nat King Cole Volume 1 (1991)
(Video) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
The Ladies Sing the Blues (1989)
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
American Masters (1986)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1986) Himself (1 episode, 1986)   See fewer
Billie Holiday: The Long Night of Lady Day (Aug 4, 1986) Season 1, Episode 5 - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Arena (1985)
(TV Series) - Himself - Jazz Saxophonist (1 episode, 1985) Himself - Jazz Saxophonist (1 episode, 1985)   See fewer
Blues Night: 5. Blues Medley (Jul 28, 1985) Season 10, Episode 26 - Himself - Jazz Saxophonist (archive footage) Himself - Jazz Saxophonist (archive footage)   See fewer
Black Music in America: From Then Till Now (1971)
(Short) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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