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Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he re-organized his band and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his astonishing technical proficiency as well as his superior tone, and was extremely influential on up and coming trumpet players from the late 1930s into the 1940s. He was also an actor in a number of motion pictures that usually featured his bands in some way.

Age: 77 (age at death)
Height: Height unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: The Young Man with a Horn


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1983 The Sting II Band Leader
1970 Happy Days Harry James
1961 The Ladies Man Harry James
1958 The Donna Reed Show Trumpet Player
1958 The Big Beat Harry James
1957 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Harry James
1957 Outlaw Queen Rick Mason
1956 The Benny Goodman Story Harry James - Trumpeter at Carnegie Hall
1956 The Opposite Sex Harry James
1954 Shower of Stars -
1953 How to Marry a Millionaire Radio Trumpeter

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