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Milt Bernhart (1926–2004)

Renowned big-band trombonist in the bands of Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Nelson Riddle, Andre Previn, John Williams, Henry Mancini and Ray Brown. He was orphaned at age 10, and then came to Chicago to live with relatives. His first studies were on the tuba, but he switched to trombone at age twelve. By age 16, he was already a member of the Boyd ... See full bio »

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Peter Gunn Music Department
The Savage Eye Music Department
Too Late Blues Music Department
Studio 57 Music Department


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 1970 The Only Game in Town (musician: trombone - uncredited)
 1969 The Gypsy Moths (musician: trombone - uncredited)
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid (musician: trombone - uncredited)
 1964 The Carpetbaggers (musician: trombone - uncredited)
 1962 Who's Got the Action? (musician: trombone - uncredited)
 1961 Too Late Blues (musician: trombone)
 1961 A Raisin in the Sun (musician: trombone - uncredited)
 1959 The Savage Eye (musician: trombone)
 1958-1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (musician - 38 episodes)
- The Portrait (1959) ... (musician: trombone - uncredited)
- The Coffin (1959) ... (musician: trombone - uncredited)
- Vendetta (1959) ... (musician: trombone - uncredited)
- Kill from Nowhere (1959) ... (musician: trombone - uncredited)
- Bullet for a Badge (1959) ... (musician: trombone - uncredited)
 1959 Jack the Ripper (musician: US version - uncredited)
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Take five (1958) ... (musician: trombone)
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 1961 Too Late Blues ("Benny Splits While Jimmy Rowles", uncredited)
 1958-1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (music - 38 episodes)
- The Portrait (1959) ... (music: "Peter Gunn")
- The Coffin (1959) ... (music: "Peter Gunn")
- Vendetta (1959) ... (music: "Peter Gunn")
- Kill from Nowhere (1959) ... (music: "Peter Gunn")
- Bullet for a Badge (1959) ... (music: "Peter Gunn")

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Alternate Names:

Deacon Barnes

Did You Know?


Milt did the famous trombone solo on "I've Got You Under My Skin" (January 12, 1956), considered the definitive Frank Sinatra tune. The album on which it was released, "Songs For Swingin' Lovers!", became the first LP to break into the Top 20 charts.

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