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Shelly Manne

AKA Sheldon Manne

Born: 11-Jun-1920
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 26-Sep-1984
Location of death: Sun Valley, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Drummer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: West Coast jazz drummer

Military service: US Navy (1942-45)

Highly respected Big Band and West Coast experimental drummer. He was drummer for Stan Kenton in 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1950-51, and drummer for Woody Herman in 1949. After 1955 Manne also made live appearances as Shelly Manne and His Men. He owned the LA jazz nightclub, Shelly's Manne-Hole, 1960-74.

Wife: Florence Butterfield ("Flip", Rockette, m. 26-Aug-1943)

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