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Glenn Miller

Biography

Golf swing bandleader, composer, and arranger who released strikes like “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “A String of Pearls,” and “FINALLY.” After spending therefore enough time on his music while attempting to attend University or college of Colorado at Boulder, he failed three from five classes and made a decision to drop out. He proceeded to go M.We.A. when carrying out for U.S. soldiers in France during Globe Battle II. He wedded Helen Burger on Oct 6, 1928 plus they used two children collectively. He produced his first film appearance within the Big Broadcast of 1936, which starred George Burns up.

Quick Facts


Full Name Glenn Miller
Date Of Birth March 1, 1904
Died December 15, 1944, English Channel
Place Of Birth Iowa
Profession Composer
Education University of Colorado Boulder
Nationality American
Spouse Helen Burger
Children Joannie Miller, Steven Miller
Parents Lewis Elmer Miller, Mattie Lou Miller
Siblings Dean Miller, Irene Miller Wolfe, Herb Miller
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Bronze Star Medal
Music Groups Glenn Miller Orchestra
Movies Taking Sides, Choo-choo, Singapore Sling, The Bishop's Bedroom, The Glenn Miller Story, Upbeat in Music, Orchestra Wives, Sun Valley Serenade
Star Sign Pisces

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1Mentioned in the song "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin.
2He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Very first music artist to win a golden record.
4His name is mentioned in the famous theme song to All in the Family (1971).
5The German paper 'Bild' in a 1997 story by journalist Udo Ulfkoutte, put forward a theory that Glenn Miller died in a Paris brothel and that a plane crash was a mere cover-up.
6Mr. Arnold Smith of Southampton, PA, reported that he saw Maj. Glenn Miller's dead body in Paris. He claimed that Miller was shot by a stranger, who was arrested by GIs. Miller's body was taken by a GI ambulance to the military hospital. Mr. Smith released his account on the Big Band Broadcast on March 17, 2001, and also published the story in Philadelphia's Bucks County Courier Times on March 4, 2001.
7His daughter was adopted while he was away at war. He died days after her adoption, never having even seen her.
8His son was born in 1942 and his daughter in 1944.
9He was arguably the most popular big band leader of all time. His many recordings for RCA Victor and HMV, the latter recorded while his Army Air Force (AAF) band was stationed in England, have remained in print consistantly since his untimely death and still continue to enjoy brisk sales worldwide.
10Older brother of band leader/educator Herb Miller.
11Two adopted children, son Stephen and daughter Jonnie Dee.
12Charter inductee of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1978.
13Pictured on one of a set of four 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, issued 11 September 1996, celebrating big band leaders. Other band leaders honored in this issue are Count Basie; Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey; and Benny Goodman.
14Born at 11:30am-CST


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children2016performer: "IN THE MOOD"
11.22.632016TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Dad's Army2016writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Êta Mundo Bom!2016TV Series performer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Love, Rosie2014writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
The Mindy Project2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
FlemingTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Grimm2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Swing of Things2013Short writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Waterloo Road2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gambit2012/Iwriter: "Moonlight Serenade"
Hyde Park on Hudson2012writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Woody Allen: A Documentary2012Documentary performer: "In the Mood" / writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Blue Bloods2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Independent LensTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Valentine's Day2010/Iperformer: "In The Mood"
The National Parks: America's Best Idea2009TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
My Music: The Big Band Years2009TV Movie music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Banda sonora2009TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom2008writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Eterna Magia2007TV Series performer: "A String of Pearls" / writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Cold CaseTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2007 performer - 1 episode, 2007
Family Guy2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Closing the Ring2007music: "Moonlight Serenade"
Torchwood2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
LostTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2006
The SimpsonsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 music - 1 episode, 1994
Cheap2005performer: "In The Mood"
Rumor Has It...2005writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 22005Video music: "Moonlight Serenade"
Alma Gêmea2005TV Series writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Doctor WhoTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2005 writer - 2 episodes, 2005
Bazén2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Aviator2004music: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939
Scrubs2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Suwingu gâruzu2004writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Dorian Blues2004performer: "In the Mood"
Cuéntame2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mulheres Apaixonadas2003TV Series writer: "Serenata do Luar Moonlight Serenade"
Ramona2003TV Mini-Series performer: "In the Mood"
Gilmore Girls2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Poolhall Junkies2002performer: "In the Mood" - as Glen Miller
Muraren2002Documentary writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Rose Red2002TV Mini-Series writer: "MOONLIGHT SERENADE"
Changi2001TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Focus2001/Iperformer: "I'll Never Smile Again" 1939
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion2001performer: "Sunrise Serenade"
Pearl Harbor2001performer: "Little Brown Jug"
Midsomer Murders2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chucha1999Short writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Lansky1999TV Movie arranger: "In the Mood" / performer: "In the Mood"
Winchell1998TV Movie performer: "Stardust"
The Odd Couple II1998performer: "In the Mood"
Monella1998performer: "In the Mood"
The Locusts1997performer: "Moonlight Serenade" / writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
'Til There Was You1997performer: "At Last"
Joulubileet1996arranger: "Jingle Bells" / performer: "Jingle Bells", "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - as Glenn Miller Army Air Force Orchestra
The Nutty Professor1996arranger: "Little Brown Jug"
The Grass Harp1995performer: "LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY"
The Neon Bible1995performer: "Perfidia"
Cari fottutissimi amici1994writer: "MOONLIGHT SERENADE"
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Barcelona1994performer: "Pennsylvania 6-5000" - as the Glenn Miller Band
Jack the Bear1993writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Rozprávky z Hollywoodu1992TV Movie writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Cyber Eden1992performer: "American Patrol", "Moonlight Serenade", "In the Mood" / writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Mr. Saturday Night1992writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Kuudesti laukeava1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shining Through1992writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Muuttolinnun aika1991"In the Mood", "Little Brown Jug" / arranger: "In the Mood", "Tuxedo Junction" / performer: "In the Mood", "Tuxedo Junction", "Little Brown Jug", "String of Pearls"
The Wonder Years1990TV Series music - 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 902101990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Singapore sling: O anthropos pou agapise ena ptoma1990performer: "Laura"
Wild at Heart1990performer: "In The Mood"
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl1990writer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Star Trek: The Next Generation1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die Wicherts von nebenan1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big1988writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission1988TV Movie performer: "In the Mood" - uncredited
Crazy Moon1987performer: "Boog It"
The Golden Girls1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Growing Pains1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio Days1987performer: "In the Mood" 1939, " There'll Be Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs of Dover" 1941, "American Patrol" 1891
Tough Guys1986writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Miss Mary1986performer: "Elmer's Tune"
The Day the Universe Changed1985TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Reunion at Fairborough1985TV Movie music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Entre Nous1983performer: "In the Mood"
The Winds of War1983TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Quincy M.E.1982TV Series music - 1 episode
T.J. Hooker1982TV Series 1 episode
The Atomic Cafe1982Documentary performer: "Flying Home"
Remember When...1981TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stardust Memories1980music: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939 / performer: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939
Caboblanco1980writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
The Marriage of Maria Braun1979writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
New American Bandstand 19651978TV Series music - 1 episode
Starsky and Hutch1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
Voyage of the Damned1976music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
And Now My Love1974performer: "Moonlight Serenade" / writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Sanford and SonTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1972 music - 1 episode, 1972
All in the FamilyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1972 writer - 1 episode, 1972
Carnal Knowledge1971writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell1968music: "Moonlight Serenade"
Dad's ArmyTV Series arranger - 1 episode, 1968 performer - 1 episode, 1968
Savages from Hell1968arranger: "St. Louis Blues March"
The Bell Telephone Hour1962TV Series music - 1 episode
Glenn Miller TimeTV Series writer - 5 episodes, 1961 music - 1 episode, 1961
The Glenn Miller Story1954arranger: "St. Louis Blues" - uncredited / music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Sweet Serenade1950Short writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Melody Time1946Short music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Crazy House1943music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited
Orchestra Wives1942music: "Moonlight Serenade", "Boom Shot" - uncredited / performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - uncredited
Trumpet Serenade1942Short writer: "Moonlight Serenade"
Sun Valley Serenade1941music: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939 - uncredited
He Married His Wife1940music: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939 - uncredited
Day-Time Wife1939music: "Moonlight Serenade" 1939 - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Orchestra Wives1942Gene Morrison
Sun Valley Serenade1941Phil Corey
The Big Broadcast of 19361935Band Members: Trombone (as Ray Noble and His Orchestra)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Els Anys del Contraban2015Documentary short stock music
Boris Vian2014Documentary short composer: theme music
Anima formosa2004Documentary music

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bank Saboteur2012Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mike Douglas Show1963TV SeriesThemselves
Upbeat in Music1943Documentary shortHimself - Band Leader

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: The Big Band Years2009TV MovieHimself
Glenn Miller's Last Flight2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Mysteries and Myths of the Twentieth Century1996TV Series documentaryHimself (Episode: Glen Miller)
American Masters1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Glenn Miller: America's Musical Hero1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Across Indiana1992TV Series documentaryHimself - Bandleader
Entertaining the Troops1988DocumentaryHimself
Take It or Leave It1944Himself: Clip from 'Orchestra Wives' (uncredited)

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#Trademark
1Theme songs: "Moonlight Serenade" and "Slumber Song"


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