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Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Cape May Court House, New Jersey, USA  (pneumonia)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

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He conducted the orchestra for the "Bell Telephone Hour" from its beginnings on radio in 1942 to its final television broadcast in 1968.
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.

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