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Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway

Highest Rated: 95% Stormy Weather (1943)

Lowest Rated: 56% St. Louis Blues (1958)

Birthday: Dec 25, 1907

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nicknamed The Hi-De-Ho Man, Cab Calloway was arguably the most flamboyant showman to emerge from the American swing era. An instrumental figure on the Harlem jazz scene during the end of Prohibition, he not only helped to popularize the jive with his million-selling hit "Minnie The Moocher" and energetic scat singing style, but he was also an accomplished band leader who gave a whole crop of future legendary musicians, including a young Dizzy Gillespie, their big break during his stint in one of the greatest ever big bands. Famously immortalized in a series of cartoons and caricatures, Calloway later showcased his many talents in Hollywood and on Broadway, and remained an active entertainer well into his eighties.

Highest rated movies

86% The Cincinnati Kid
72% The Blues Brothers
56% St. Louis Blues

Photos

ST. LOUIS BLUES, Nat King Cole, (left), Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, 1957 SENSATIONS OF 1945, Cab Calloway, 1944 THE SINGING KID, Cab Calloway, 1936 THE BLUES BROTHERS, Cab Calloway, 1980. ©Universal. ST. LOUIS BLUES, Cab Calloway, Eartha Kitt, 1958 ST. LOUIS BLUES, from left, front, Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, 1958 ST. LOUIS BLUES, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, on-set, 1958 STORMY WEATHER, Cab Calloway, 1943, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved STORMY WEATHER, Dooley Wilson, Cab Calloway, Bill Robinson, 1943, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE BLUES BROTHERS, Cab Calloway, 1980, ©Universal

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Betty Boop Adventure Vol. 3 Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Golden Age Of Jazz Part 1 Unknown (Character) - 2004
83% 81% Forbidden Zone Original Music - 1980
72% 92% The Blues Brothers Curtis (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 56% The Littlest Angel Gabriel (Character) - 1969
86% 78% The Cincinnati Kid Yeller (Character) - 1965
56% 79% St. Louis Blues Blade (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz Ball Self - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Basin Street Revue Self - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhythm and Blues Revue Self - 1955
No Score Yet 29% Hi-De-Ho Self - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cab Calloway - Hi-De-Ho and Other Movies Unknown (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caldonia Cab Calloway (Character) - 1945
95% 80% Stormy Weather Self - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Minnie the Moocher Self - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party Self - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho Self - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snow-White Unknown (Voice) - 1933

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1951 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toast of the Town Self 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soundies Music Performer