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Dooley Wilson
Original name: Arthur Wilson
Birth: Apr. 3, 1886
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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Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section D, Lot 6, Grave 5 NE
Maintained by: Find A Grave
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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Dooley Wilson
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If I looked in the dictionary under "classic", I would be sure to find a picture of you. The pleasure your memory gives me never Leta up "As Time Goes By."
- Ray Jackson
 Added: Mar. 20, 2015
Ah Dooley, the memories you gave us in movies such as "Casablanca" are priceless. A great drummer indeed also. You will always be in our hearts. Please say hello to everybody up there. Rest In Eternal Peace our friend. We sure miss you.
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: Feb. 8, 2015

- pj
 Added: Jan. 6, 2015
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