Tommy Dorsey

Big Band Music, Tommy Dorsey
1905 - 1956

Tommy Dorsey  American Jazz Musician

Who is is he dating right now?

Tommy Dorsey passed away on 26th Nov 1956 aged 51.


Tommy Dorsey was previously married to Jane Dorsey (1948 - 1956), Patricia Dane (1943 - 1947) and Mildred Kraft (1922 - 1943).

He was in relationships with Carole Landis (1941), Tallulah Bankhead (1940 - 1941) and Candy Toxton.

Tommy Dorsey had encounters with Lana Turner.

He is rumoured to have hooked up with Denise Parker.


American Jazz Musician Tommy Dorsey was born Thomas Francis Dorsey on 19th November, 1905 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania and passed away on 26th Nov 1956 Greenwich, Connecticut aged 51. He is most remembered for Songs "Marie" and "Sunny Side of the Street". His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Tommy Dorsey is a member of the following lists: Musicians from Greenwich, Connecticut, 20th-century American musicians and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract players.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 22 years 12 years, 5 months 5 years, 5 months
Dating3 76 years, 10 months 26 years, 7 months 1 year
Encounter1 - - -
Rumoured1 - - -
Total8 76 years, 10 months 14 years, 3 months 1 year


First Name Tommy
Last Name Dorsey
Full Name at Birth Thomas Francis Dorsey
Alternative Name The Gentleman of Swing, The sentimental gentleman of swing.
Age 51 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th November, 1905
Birthplace Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
Died 26th November, 1956
Place of Death Greenwich, Connecticut
Cause of Death Died From Choking
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Trombonist, Trumpeter, Composer, And Bandleader
Occupation Jazz Musician
Claim to Fame Songs "Marie" and "Sunny Side of the Street"
Music Genre (Text) Big band, Swing, Jazz, swing, jazz
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1920s-1956
Music Style Big Band, Swing, Sweet Bands
Music Mood Cheerful, Energetic, Carefree, Amiable/Good-Natured, Joyous, Rousing, Playful, Sentimental, Innocent, Elegant, Sophisticated, Rollicking, Romantic, Fun, Stylish, Refined/Mannered, Passionate
Instrument Trombone, Leader
Instrument (text) Trombone, Trumpet, Cornet, trumpet, cornet
Record Label RCA Victor, Brunswick, Decca, OKeh, Columbia
Associated Acts The California Ramblers, Jimmy Dorsey, Jean Goldkette, Paul Whiteman, Frank Sinatra, Buddy DeFranco, Buddy Rich, Jo Stafford, Connie Haines, Glenn Miller, Boswell Sisters, Dick Haymes, Gene Krupa, Sy Oliver, Nelson Riddle, The Pied Pipers
Father Thomas Francis Dorsey Sr.
Mother Theresa Langton Dorsey
Brother Jimmy Dorsey, Edward Dorsey
Sister Tess Dorsey, Mary Dorsey
Friend Buddy Berigan, Yvonne King, Donna King, Alyce King, Luise King, Jo Stafford, Lynn Roberts, Jackie Gleason, Buddy Rich, Linda Darnell, Susan Hayward, Johnny Mercer, Paul Whiteman, Fred Rich, Joe Venuti, Skitch Henderson, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Cahn
Associated People Marie McDonald
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Partner Comparison

Tommy Dorsey51 ScorpioJazz Musician
Jane Dorsey79 ScorpioDancer
Patricia Dane75 LeoActress
Carole Landis29 CapricornActress
Tallulah Bankhead66 AquariusActress
Mildred Kraft-
Lana Turner74 AquariusActress
Candy Toxton80 ScorpioActress
Denise Parker42 SagittariusSports Star


PatriciaFemale11th April, 192591 years old
Tom "Skipper"Male9th September, 193086 years old
Catherine SusanFemaleNovember, 194966 years old


Disc Jockey1951Tommy DorseyMovie
Universal Name Band Musical 7301: Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra1951Tommy DorseyShort Film
A Song Is Born1948Tommy DorseyMovie
The Fabulous Dorseys1947Tommy DorseyMovie
Thrill of a Romance1945Tommy DorseyMovie
Broadway Rhythm1944Tommy DorseyMovie
Du Barry Was a Lady1943Tommy DorseyMovie
Girl Crazy1943Tommy DorseyMovie
I Dood It1943Tommy DorseyMovie
Presenting Lily Mars1943Tommy DorseyMovie
Swing Fever1943Tommy DorseyMovie
Ship Ahoy1942Tommy DorseyMovie
Birth of the Blues1941Tommy DorseyMovie
Las Vegas Nights1941Tommy DorseyMovie
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misscowMay 17, 2010

Hello Jimmy Dorsey love that song Tangerine also, Green Eyes . Beautiful work on both songs ..

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