Ray Anthony

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Ray Anthony
Ray Anthony in 1950
Ray Anthony in 1950
Background information
Birth nameRaymond Antonini
Born (1922-01-20) January 20, 1922 (age 100)
Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresBandleader, trumpeter
Years active1936–present
LabelsAero Space Records, Capitol
Associated actsFrank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Al Donahue, Jimmy Dorsey

Ray Anthony (born January 20, 1922) is an American bandleader, trumpeter, songwriter and actor.[1] He is the last surviving member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

From 1953 to 1954 Anthony was the musical director of the television series TV's Top Tunes, and he also appeared as himself in the 1955 movie Daddy Long Legs.

In 1957, Anthony and his orchestra recorded the music score for the movie This Could Be The Night, with vocals performed by Julie Wilson.

Anthony's compositions include "Thunderbird", "The Bunny Hop", "Trumpet Boogie", "Big Band Boogie", and "Mr. Anthony's Boogie".

Anthony was a close friend of the late Hugh Hefner and appeared in many episodes of The Girls Next Door.

References[change | change source]

  1. Cook, Richard (2005). Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia. London: Penguin Books. pp. 15. ISBN 0-141-00646-3.

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