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The Gene Krupa Story

Synopsis

[[Performer~P49470~Sal Mineo~salmineo]], who'd previously registered well as the lead in the TV drama [[Feature~V157906~Drummer Man~thedrummer]], essays a strikingly similar role in The Gene Krupa Story. The film details Krupa's troubled home life: (he wanted to be a musician; his father wanted him to become a priest), his rise to fame as drummer for the [[Performer~P5437~Benny Goodman~bennygoodman]] orchestra, his years on top as a bandleader, and his ongoing problems with drug abuse. A fictional...more

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