Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey bio

Birth Name: Thomas Francis Dorsey

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: PA

Date Of Birth: November 19, 1905

Date Of Death: November 26, 1956

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Tommy Dorsey was born on the 19th of November, 1905. He was popular for being a Composer. Big bandleader during the Swing Era who earned the moniker “The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing.” His brother was Jimmy Dorsey .

Tommy Dorsey was born in PA. He had no problem with poaching musicians since the band he inherited was in shambles. He was also known to fire and rehire musicians based on his moods and was a volatile perfectionist. He hit the Billboard chart 286 times, with 17 No. 1 hits throughout the 1930s and 1940s, including “On Treasure Island,” “The Music Goes ‘Round and Around,” “Once in a While,” and “Marie,” which was written by Irving Berlin .

Tommy Dorsey was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Tommy Dorsey was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Thomas Francis Dorsey is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Tommy’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Tommy Dorsey’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Tommy Dorsey’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Tommy Dorsey kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Tommy Dorsey was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Thomas Francis Dorsey
NICKNAME: The Gentleman of Swing, The sentimental gentleman of swing.



Zodiac Sign: Tommy Dorsey was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Tommy Dorsey was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Tommy Dorsey had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Tommy Dorsey’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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