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Dooley Wilson
Original name: Arthur Wilson
Birth: Apr. 3, 1886
Tyler
Smith County
Texas, USA
Death: May 30, 1953
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor and Musician. He spent most of his Texas childhood performing in minstrel shows. After touring Europe with his own jazz band in the 1920s, he acted in Federal Theatre Project plays and made it to Broadway in the cast of "Cabin in the Sky" (1940). Wilson's Hollywood career was brief---just over a dozen films in the last decade of his life---and consisted mainly of uncredited supporting parts and bits. But he will always be remembered as Sam, the piano player of "Casablanca" (1943), crooning "As Time Goes By" to a dewy-eyed Ingrid Bergman. In real life Wilson was a drummer, not a pianist, and his playing in the film had to be dubbed. He did, however, have experience performing in Paris nightclubs, giving the role some verisimilitude. At the time of his death he was a regular on the TV series "Beulah". (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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  Estelle Wilson (1888 - 1971)*
 
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Burial:
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section D, Lot 6, Grave 5 NE
 
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Originally Created by: Scott G
Record added: Oct 26, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5895391
Dooley Wilson
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Dooley Wilson
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- Susan Nunes
 Added: Apr. 14, 2014
Happy Birthday, Thank you for all of the wonderful talent you gave the world, you are truly missed! Bright Blessings, William
- william bondar
 Added: Apr. 3, 2014

- A. L. Parrish
 Added: Jan. 22, 2014
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