[Dixielandjazz] Celebrity thread

Steven Holzer slholzer at iquest.net
Sat Nov 29 16:19:55 PST 2003

Surprisingly, no one has mentioned George Segal, actor and sometimes 
banjo player with credits in the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band. On 
the more obscure side, I seem to recall that Phyllis Diller once played 
flute with Henry Mancini on a tv show and that Bing Crosby may have had 
a go att he drums a few times.

Steve Holzer

Dave Hanson wrote:

>Woody Allen has been mentioned  here on the DJML for  playing clarinet(actor, producer, director, comedy writer, Academy Award winner) Anyway it brings back some memories about some other celebrities that I recall playing instruments as well as other activities.. A few that come to mind are Maury Wills (banjo, baseball player), George Segal (banjo, actor, Academy award winner),Dudley Moore (jazz pianist, comedian, movie credits?),Hal Linden (clarinet, actor, TV sitcom). Jack Sheldon ( trumpet, actor, comic, TV personality) Ozzie Nelson( big band leader, TV star), Kevin Bacon (rocker, actor), Harry Connick( actor, pianist, singer, song writer) who could forget Steve Allen ? ! I'm sure there are many more, but I find the thread interesting.
>Perhaps we can think of others.......

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