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Tommy Newsom (1929–2007)

Tommy Newsom was born on February 25, 1929 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Thomas Penn Newsom. He is known for his work on Bad Santa (2003), Ted (2012) and Night of 100 Stars (1982). He was married to Patricia Hernansky. He died on April 28, 2007 in Portsmouth. See full bio »

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Known For

Bad Santa Soundtrack
Ted Soundtrack
Night of 100 Stars Music Department


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 2005 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Peter Lassally/Doc Severinsen/Johnny Carson Tribute (2005) ... (musician: saxophone on Doc Severinsen's performance of 'Here's That Rainy Day')
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (musician - 50 episodes, 1962 - 1992) (conductor - 15 episodes, 1973 - 1984) (musical director - 3 episodes, 1978 - 1987) (musical conductor - 1 episode, 1979) (music conductor - 1 episode, 1974)
- The last Tonight Show (1992) ... (musician: The Tonight Show Band - Saxophone - uncredited)
- Episode #30.118 (1992) ... (musician: saxophone - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Episode #30.117 (1992) ... (musician: saxophone - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Clint Eastwood/David Letterman/Bob Hope (1992) ... (musician: saxophone - uncredited)
- Episode #30.113 (1992) ... (musician: saxophone - as The Tonight Show Band)
 1988 Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (TV Special) (principal arranger)
 1987 Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood (TV Special documentary) (orchestrator)
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (arranger - uncredited)
 1982 Night of 100 Stars (TV Special) (music arranger)
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Tommy | The Tonight Show Band

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