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Nathaniel Lester Lanin Net Worth

Nathaniel Lester Lanin Net Worth is
$17 Million

Nathaniel Lester Lanin Biography

Lester Lanin (b. Nathaniel Lester Lanin, August 26, 1907, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–d. Oct. 27, 2004, New York City) was an American jazz and pop music bandleader.Lanin's brothers, Sam and Howard, were also both bandleaders; they came from a family of ten (of which Lester was the youngest) born to a family of Russian Jewish immigrants. He originally wanted to be an attorney but quit school to play music in his teens. Beginning in 1927, he led ensembles that were paid to play at the houses of wealthy socialites in Philadelphia and New York, continuing after the 1929 stock market crash.In 1930, Lanin was hired to play at a gala for Barbara Hutton, and the event garnered so much press in New York newspapers that it made Lanin a star as well as the young heiress. Lanin became a major star of the dance music world, and was hired worldwide to play for kings and queens, in addition to a recurring invitation to play at White House inaugural balls from the Eisenhower administration to the Carter administration. Lanin was managed for much of his career by New York socialite music promoter Al Madison.Famous for long, smooth medleys, Lanin's popularity increased upon the advent of the LP era. Starting with Epic Records in the middle of the 1950s, he recorded a string of albums for several labels, many of which hit the US Billboard 200. He continued performing well into the 1990s. In 1999 Lester Lanin played himself in the black-and-white film comedy Man of the Century, where he was the favorite musician of lead character Johnny Twennies. Lester Lanin died at age 97 in 2004.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Date Of BirthAugust 26, 1907
Died2004-01-01
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor, Music Department
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=14773081
Star SignVirgo


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1A prolific recording artist during the late 1950's and early 1960's, primarily for Epic Records, Lanin's best-selling "ballroom" albums during those years included "Lester Lanin at the Tiffany Ball," "Have Band, Will Travel," "High Society Country Style," and "Twistin' in High Society."
2Was famous for giving away 50,000 multi-colored cotton hats every year with each hat having his name emblazed on them.
3Wrote the "Pink Petal Waltz" for the New York Junior League in 1948 a time honored piece at Debutante balls. Mothers booked him for coming out parties as soon as their daughters were born.
4Played at every Presidential inaguaration since Eisnenhower except for two. Jimmy Carter thought he was too expensive and George W. Bush did not ask him.
5He composed the music for Grace Kelly's engagement party and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.
6High society band leader who played at the White House to Buckingham Palace to the grand ballrooms of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers.
7In 1993 he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame in Palm Beach, Florida.
8Lanin had a career as a bandleader spanning over 70 years. His grandfather, father, and six of his nine brothers were all bandleaders as well.
9Inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame in 1993.


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
11.22.632016TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Scoop2006arranger: "Adios Muchachos" / performer: "Adios Muchachos", "Recado", "Dengozo"
Small Time Crooks2000performer: "Mountain Greenery", "Lester Lanin Cha-Cha", "This Could Be the Start of Something Big", "Just in Time", "Old Devil Moon", "The Hukilau Song", "Steady, Steady" / writer: "Lester Lanin Cha-Cha"
Man of the Century1999performer: "Dancing in the Dark", "Mine", "Mississippi Mud", "The Merry Widow Waltz"
The Paper1994performer: "LESSONS IN CHA CHA"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Man of the Century1999Lester
Chances Are1989Conductor

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chances Are1989conductor: Lester Lanin Orchestra

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with David Letterman1986TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1962TV SeriesHimself

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