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Donald Voorhees (1903–1989)

Donald Voorhees was born on July 26, 1903 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on The Bell Telephone Hour (1959), The Bell Telephone Jubilee (1976) and Rehearsal: The Telephone Hour (1947). He died on January 10, 1989 in Cape May Court House, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Known For

The Bell Telephone Hour Music Department
The Bell Telephone Jubilee Music Department
Rehearsal: The Telephone Hour Himself / Conductor


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 1976 The Bell Telephone Jubilee (TV Movie documentary) (conductor: footage of "Bell Telephone Hour" clips)
  The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (conductor - 66 episodes, 1959 - 1967) (musical director - 1 episode, 1968) (orchestra leader - 1 episode, 1960) (composer - 1 episode, 1960)
- Man Who Dances: Edward Villella (1968) ... (musical director)
- The Many Faces of Romeo and Juliet (1967) ... (conductor)
- Festival of Two Worlds (1966) ... (conductor)
- Music That Mirrors the Times (1966) ... (conductor)
- Music of the Movies (1966) ... (conductor)
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 1961 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- A Trip to Christmas (1961) ... (performer: "March" (fragment), "Pas de Deux: Adagio", "Pas de Deux: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", "Pas de Deux: Coda", "Silent Night" (fragment) - uncredited)
- The Music of Richard Rodgers (1961) ... (performer: "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue")
 1947 Rehearsal: The Telephone Hour (Short) (performer: "Overture to 'The Bartered Bride'" (excerpt), "La ci darem la mano", "O Love, Hide Me In My Weakness", "Le cor")
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 1959 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
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 1967 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
- First Ladies of the Opera (1967) ... Conductor
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 1967 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
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 1959-1968 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Himself - Host / Himself - Orchestrator / Himself - Orchestra Leader / ...
- Jazz, the Intimate Art (1968) ... Himself - Host (as Don Vorhees)
- Going to Bethlehem (1968) ... Himself - Host
- Opera: Two to Six (1968) ... Himself - Host
- The Virtuoso Teacher (1967) ... Himself - Host
- The Sounds and Sights of San Francisco (1967) ... Himself - Host (as Don Voorhees)
 1947 Rehearsal: The Telephone Hour (Short)
Himself / Conductor

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Don Voorhees | Don Vorhees

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Conducted the pit orchestra for the classic Gershwin show "Girl Crazy" in 1930, a pit orchestra that included such future musical legends as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Red Nichols, and Gene Krupa. Onstage, the show made stars of Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers. See more »

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