Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey
1905 - 1956

Tommy Dorsey  American Jazz Musician


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

Tommy Dorsey was in relationships with Candy Toxton (1945 - 1946) and Tallulah Bankhead (1940 - 1941).

Tommy Dorsey had encounters with Carole Landis (1942) and Lana Turner.


American Jazz Musician Tommy Dorsey was born Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. on 19th November, 1905 in Shenandoah, PA, USA and passed away on 26th Nov 1956 Greenwich, CT, USA 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: Bell Records artists, People from Greenwich, Connecticut and 1905 births.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating2 1 year 1 year 1 year
Married3 22 years 12 years, 4 months 5 years, 5 months
Encounter2 - - -
Total7 22 years 5 years, 7 months 1 year


First Name Tommy
Last Name Dorsey
Full Name at Birth Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr.
Alternative Name The Gentleman of Swing, The sentimental gentleman of swing.
Age 51 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th November, 1905
Birthplace Shenandoah, PA, USA
Died 26th November, 1956
Place of Death Greenwich, CT, USA
Cause of Death Choking
Buried Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
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
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1920s-1956, 1920s–1956, 1921–1956
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,, trumpet
Record Label RCA Victor, Brunswick, Decca, OKeh, Columbia, Brunswick Decca
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, The Boswell Sisters
Official Websites,
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

Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era. He was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing" because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. His theme song was "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You". His technical skill on the trombone gave him renown among other musicians. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. After Dorsey broke with his brother in the mid-1930s, he led an extremely popular and highly successful band from the late 1930s into the 1950s. He is best remembered for standards such as "Opus One", "Song of India", "Marie", "On Treasure Island", and his biggest hit single, "I'll Never Smile Again".

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


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
SteveMaleJane Dorsey
PatriciaFemale11th April, 192596 years oldMildred Kraft
Tom "Skipper"Male9th September, 193091 years oldMildred Kraft
Catherine SusanFemaleNovember, 194971 years oldJane Dorsey


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 Dorsey (cameo appearance) (uncredited)Movie
Presenting Lily Mars1943Tommy DorseyMovie
Swing Fever1943Tommy Dorsey (uncredited)Movie
Ship Ahoy1942Tommy DorseyMovie
Birth of the Blues1941Tommy DorseyMovie
Las Vegas Nights1941Tommy DorseyMovie
A Night in a Dormitory1930Trombone Player in Band (uncredited)Short Film
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misscowmisscowMay 17, 2010

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

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