Artie Shaw Overview:

Actor, Artie Shaw, was born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky on May 23, 1910 in New York City, NY. Shaw died at the age of 94 on Dec 30, 2004 in Thousand Oaks, CA .



Although Shaw was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1940Best Music - ScoringSecond Chorus (1940)N/ANominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording.

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Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1990.

In the 1960s he dabbled in independent film distribution under his banner Artixo Productions, releasing several films including the classic Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964).

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 506-509. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

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