Doc Severinsen

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Doc Severinsen was born on July 7, 1927 in Arlington, Oregon, USA as Carl Hilding Severinsen. He is known for his work on Sharky's Machine (1981), Isn't She Great (2000) and Cheers (1982). He has been married to Emily Marshall since May 17, 1980. He was previously married to Evonne Nyman and Jane Simpson Frazer. See full bio »

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Sharky's Machine Soundtrack
Isn't She Great Soundtrack
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 2005 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Peter Lassally/Doc Severinsen/Johnny Carson Tribute (2005) ... (musical director: 'Here's That Rainy Day')
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (conductor - 41 episodes, 1973 - 1992) (musical director - 10 episodes, 1969 - 1991) (musical conductor - 6 episodes, 1973 - 1992) (musical coordinator - 1 episode, 1976)
- Episode #30.120 (1992) ... (musical conductor)
- Clint Eastwood/David Letterman/Bob Hope (1992) ... (conductor)
- Woody Harrelson/Blake Clark/Cathy Guisewite (1992) ... (conductor - credit only)
- Elizabeth Taylor/Michael Douglas (1992) ... (conductor)
 1989 Coming of Age (TV Series) (theme performed by - 1 episode)
- Pauline et Rouge (1989) ... (theme performed by)
 1986-1988 Designing Women (TV Series) (performer - 44 episodes)
- Reservations for Eight (1988) ... (performer: theme song)
- Ted-Bare (1988) ... (performer: theme song)
- How Great Thou Art (1988) ... (performer: theme song)
- High Rollers (1988) ... (performer: theme song)
 1977 The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1967 Sail to Glory (musician: trumpet - uncredited)
 1962 Satan in High Heels (musician: trumpet)
 1953-1957 Tonight! (TV Series) (musician - 76 episodes)
- Ernie Kovacs Guest Host Finale (1957) ... (musician: trumpet)
- Ernie Kovacs Guest Host (1957) ... (musician: trumpet)
- Episode #5.68 (1956) ... (musician: trumpet)
- Kovacs Guest Host (1956) ... (musician: trumpet)
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Other Works:

(09/04/1971) Charity appearance at the Ohio State Fair for the benefit of the Cincinnati Symphony.

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Alternate Names:

Carl Severinsen


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

I was playing in Kansas City [in 1974]. We [with future third wife Emily Marshall] got into a tremendous fight in the hotel room. I mean, it was a battle. Emily was throwing things and screaming. In the midst of this knock-down-drag-out, there was a tap on the door, which we ignored. Then, a piece of paper slid under the door."

"I kept hearing this fluttering sound," says Emily, "so I looked at ... See more »


Trumpet player. Late addition to the big band scene with the orchestras of Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey and Sam Donahue. Long stint as a studio musician in New York from 1949. See more »

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