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Billy Daniels (I) (1915–1988)


Billy Daniels toiled obscurely for years before becoming a star in 1950. He began singing in his native Jacksonville, Florida, moved to Harlem in 1932 and became a dishwasher and later singing waiter at Dickie Wells' restaurant-club. He toured with the Erskine Hawkins band circa 1935-36, then returned to Harlem, which he loved, and sang virtually ... See full bio »

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Dirty Grandpa Soundtrack
(2016)
(1947)
The Beat Generation Dr. Elcott
(1959)
Sunny Side of the Street Singer Billy Daniels
(1951)

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 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Dr. Martin Lefevre
- Survival House (1970) ... Dr. Martin Lefevre
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Eddie
- The Day Time Stopped (1966) ... Eddie
 1959-1960 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Singer
- Episode #13.18 (1960) ... Singer
- Episode #12.33 (1959) ... Singer
 1959 The Big Operator
Tony Webson
 1959 The Beat Generation
Dr. Elcott
 1959 Night of the Quarter Moon
Headwaiter
 1956 Mr. Black Magic (Short)
Billy Daniels
 1953 Cruisin' Down the River
William
 1952 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
Billy Daniels
 1951 Sunny Side of the Street
Singer Billy Daniels
 1950 When You're Smiling
Billy Daniels
 1947 Sepia Cinderella
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Loften Mitchell's musical, "Bubbling Brown Sugar", at the Royalty Theatre in London, England, with Lon Satton, Elaine Delmar, Stephanie Lawrence, Clarke Peters and Helen Gelzer in the cast. Bob Cooper and Charles Augins were the directors. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 229-230. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »

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Virgo

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