Harry James

Harry James
1906 - 1983
Harry James  American Trumpeter

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Harry James was previously married to Betty Grable (1943 - 1965) and Louise Tobin (1935).

Harry James was in a relationship with Helen Forrest.


American Trumpeter Harry James was born Harry Haag James on 15th March, 1906 in Albany, GA and passed away on 5th Jul 1983 Las Vegas, NV aged 77. He is most remembered for The Young Man with a Horn. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Harry James is a member of the following lists: Columbia Records artists, Capitol Records artists and Musicians from Texas.


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Married2 88 years, 3 months 55 years, 1 month 22 years
Dating1 - - -
Total3 88 years, 3 months 36 years, 9 months 22 years


First Name Harry
Last Name James
Full Name at Birth Harry Haag James
Age 77 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th March, 1906
Birthplace Albany, GA
Died 5th July, 1983
Place of Death Las Vegas, NV
Cause of Death Cancer - Lymphoma
Buried Bunkers Eden Vale Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, bandleader
Occupation Trumpeter
Claim to Fame The Young Man with a Horn
Music Genre (Text) Big band, swing music, Jazz, swing
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1933-1983.—, 1933-1983, 1933–1983
Music Style Sweet Bands, Big Band, Vocal, Swing, Traditional Pop, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz
Music Mood Stylish, Refined/Mannered, Freewheeling, Innocent, Party/Celebratory, Elegant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Cheerful, Laid-Back/Mellow, Rollicking, Playful, Sentimental, Fun, Energetic, Reserved, Carefree, Sophisticated
Instrument Trumpet, Leader
Instrument (text) Trumpet
Associated Acts Frank Sinatra, Ben Pollack, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Helen Forrest
Official Websites www.harryjamesband.com/
Friend Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Berigan, Frank Sinatra, Edie Wasserman, Lew Wasserman, Manny Sachs

Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet-playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he reorganized and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his technical proficiency as well as his tone, and was influential on new trumpet players from the late 1930s into the 1940s. He was also an actor in a number of films that usually featured his band.

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Harry James77 PiscesTrumpeter
Betty Grable56 SagittariusActress
Louise Tobin104 ScorpioSinger
Helen Forrest82 AriesActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
HarryUnknownLouise Tobin
JeffereyUnknownLouise Tobin
Timothy RayUnknownLouise Tobin
Victoria ElizabethFemale3rd March, 194479 years oldBetty Grable
JessicaFemale20th May, 194776 years oldBetty Grable


The Sting II1983Band LeaderMovie
Happy Days1970Harry JamesTV Show
The Ladies Man1961Harry JamesMovie
The Donna Reed Show1958Trumpet PlayerTV Show
The Big Beat1958Harry JamesMovie
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1957Harry JamesTV Show
Outlaw Queen1957Rick MasonMovie
The Benny Goodman Story1956Harry James - Trumpeter at Carnegie HallMovie
The Opposite Sex1956Harry JamesMovie
Shower of Stars1954TV Show
How to Marry a Millionaire1953Radio Trumpeter (uncredited)Movie
Make Room for Daddy1953Larry NormanTV Show
I'll Get By1950Harry JamesMovie
The Jackpot1950Harry James (voice, uncredited)Movie
On Our Merry Way1948Harry JamesMovie
Carnegie Hall1947Harry JamesMovie
Do You Love Me1946Barry ClaytonMovie
If I'm Lucky1946Earl GordonMovie
Bathing Beauty1944Harry James (uncredited)Movie
Two Girls and a Sailor1944Harry JamesMovie
The Road to Victory1944Harry James (uncredited)Short Film
The Shining Future1944Harry James (uncredited)Short Film
Best Foot Forward1943Harry JamesMovie
Swing Fever1943Harry James (uncredited)Movie
Private Buckaroo1942Harry JamesMovie
Springtime in the Rockies1942Harry JamesMovie
Syncopation1942Harry JamesMovie
Too Many Girls1940Orchestra Leader (uncredited)Movie
Hollywood Hotel1937Benny Goodman Trumpeter (uncredited)Movie
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