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Oscar Levant

Oscar Levant (December 27, 1906 – August 14, 1972) was an American concert pianist, composer, conductor, author, radio game show panelist, television talk show host, comedian, and actor. He was known for his performances in the films Rhapsody in Blue (1945), The Barkleys of Broadway (1949), An American in Paris (1951), and The Band Wagon (1953). He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 for recordings featuring his piano performances. He was equally famous for his mordant character and witticisms, on the radio and later in movies and television, as for his music. He was portrayed by Sean Hayes in the Broadway play Good Night, Oscar, written by Doug Wright.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 26, 1906 (Pittsburgh), Died August 14, 1972 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 101-110 of 110 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 110507 4/15/1948 Dirty hands, dirty face Al Jolson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 110508 1/22/1948 Traumerei Al Jolson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 110509 1/22/1948 It ain't necessarily so Al Jolson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 110510 2/12/1948 Waterboy Al Jolson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 110511 2/12/1948 The one I love belongs to somebody else Al Jolson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 111201 12/25/1947 Near you Al Jolson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 111211 4/15/1948 I'll see you in my dreams Al Jolson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10156 2/12/1948 Memories Al Jolson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10159 3/18/1948 Always Al Jolson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10160 4/8/1948 Ol' Man River Al Jolson instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 101-110 of 110 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Levant, Oscar," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108664.

Levant, Oscar. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108664.

"Levant, Oscar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108664

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