Jack Sheldon, a jazz trumpeter who had a occupation as a TV performer in the 1960s and ’70s and sang traditional “Schoolhouse Rock” tunes, died on Dec. 27 at age 88, the Los Angeles Instances reported.
Lengthy identified for his trumpet taking part in, Sheldon modified into once also a singer and TV performer. He lent his soft divulge to traditional “Schoolhouse Rock” intelligent shorts equivalent to “Conjunction Junction” and “I’m Correct a Bill.”
For nearly two a few years on “The Merv Griffin Show,” he now not finest conducted in the band nevertheless served as an on-camera foil to the host.
He even co-starred in the mid-’60s CBS sitcom “The Cara Williams Show” after which headlined his be pleased series, “Streak, Buddy Streak,” which lasted correct a single season in the slack ’60s.
As a trumpeter, he could presumably well even be simplest remembered for his work on “The Shadow of Your Smile,” the theme to the 1965 Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton film “The Sandpiper” that won both a Grammy for Music of the 12 months and an Oscar for Most productive Customary Music.
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