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Jimmy Rushing (1901–1972)

Soundtrack | Actor

James Andrew Rushing was a blues and jazz singer and pianist who was best known as the featured vocalist of the Count Basie and His Orchestra from 1935 to 1948. Jimmy Rushing was known as "Mr. Five ... read full biography
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Aug 26, 1901 (died Jun 8, 1972)
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21 titles
Released Film and Video (8 titles) Budget Opening Weekend Gross
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(Worldwide)
When We First Met (2018)
Writer ("Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)") Writer ("Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)")   See fewer
$10MM
The Salton Sea (2002)
Writer ("Brand New Wagon") Writer ("Brand New Wagon")   See fewer
$18MM
$166K
$765K
$1.1MM
Kansas City (1996)
Writer ("Blues in the Dark", "I Left My Baby") (as James Rushing) Writer ("Blues in the Dark", "I Left My Baby") (as James Rushing)   See fewer
$19MM
$1.4MM
$1.4MM
Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (1993)
Himself - Performer (archive footage), Performer ("Take Me Back Baby"), Writer ("Take Me Back Baby") Himself - Performer (archive footage), Performer ("Take Me Back Baby"), Writer ("Take Me Back Baby")   See fewer
The Learning Tree (1969)
Chappie Logan (as James Rushing), Performer ("My Baby's Gone") Chappie Logan (as James Rushing), Performer ("My Baby's Gone")   See fewer
Crazy House (1943)
Jimmy (uncredited) Jimmy (uncredited)   See fewer
Air Mail Special (1941)
(Short) - Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Take Me Back, Baby (1941)
(Short) - Himself / Singer, Performer ("Take Me Back, Baby"), Writer ("Take Me Back, Baby") Himself / Singer, Performer ("Take Me Back, Baby"), Writer ("Take Me Back, Baby")   See fewer
Released Television (5 titles) Episodes
The Blues (2003)
(TV Series) - Writer ("Goin' to Chicago Blues") (1 episode, 2003) Writer ("Goin' to Chicago Blues") (1 episode, 2003)   See fewer
The Road to Memphis (Sep 30, 2003) Season 1, Episode 3 - Writer ("Goin' to Chicago Blues") Writer ("Goin' to Chicago Blues")   See fewer
1
Baseball (1994)
(TV Mini-series) - Writer ("I Left My Baby") (1 episode, 1994) Writer ("I Left My Baby") (1 episode, 1994)   See fewer
The National Pastime (Sep 25, 1994) Season 1, Episode 6 - Writer ("I Left My Baby") Writer ("I Left My Baby")   See fewer
1
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1978)
(TV Series) - Writer ("Goin' to Chicago Blues") (1 episode, 1978) Writer ("Goin' to Chicago Blues") (1 episode, 1978)   See fewer
Episode #17.154 (Aug 3, 1978) Season 17, Episode 154 - Writer ("Goin' to Chicago Blues") Writer ("Goin' to Chicago Blues")   See fewer
1
The Robert Herridge Theater (1960)
(TV Series) - Actor (1 episode, 1960) Actor (1 episode, 1960)   See fewer
Frankie and Johnny (Oct 11, 1960) Season 1, Episode 9 - Actor Actor   See fewer
1
Omnibus (1953)
(TV Series) - (segment "135th Street") (1 episode, 1953) (segment "135th Street") (1 episode, 1953)   See fewer
Lord Byron's Love Letter (Mar 29, 1953) Season 1, Episode 21 - (segment "135th Street") (segment "135th Street")   See fewer
1
Self (6 titles)
The David Frost Show (1970–1972)
(TV Series) - Himself (2 episodes, 1970) Himself (2 episodes, 1970)   See fewer
Episode #4.117 (Mar 1, 1972) Season 4, Episode 117 - Himself Himself   See fewer
Episode #2.167 (Apr 21, 1970) Season 2, Episode 167 - Himself Himself   See fewer
Sarah Sings & Basie Swings (1963)
(TV Special) - Himself Himself   See fewer
Tonight Starring Jack Paar (1959)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1959) Himself (1 episode, 1959)   See fewer
Episode #2.102 (Jan 21, 1959) Season 2, Episode 102 - Himself Himself   See fewer
The Subject Is Jazz (1958)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1958) Himself (1 episode, 1958)   See fewer
The Blues (Apr 30, 1958) Season 1, Episode 6 - Himself Himself   See fewer
The Seven Lively Arts (1957)
(TV Series) - Himself - Vocalist (1 episode, 1957) Himself - Vocalist (1 episode, 1957)   See fewer
The Sound of Jazz (Dec 8, 1957) Himself - Vocalist Himself - Vocalist   See fewer
Six-Five Special (1957)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1957) Himself (1 episode, 1957)   See fewer
Episode #1.31 (Sep 14, 1957) Season 1, Episode 31 - Himself (as James Rushing) Himself (as James Rushing)   See fewer
Archive Footage (2 titles)
Blues Masters (1999)
(Video) - Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
A Great Day in Harlem (1994)
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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