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Caesar Giovannini Testimony

Recently I interviewed Chicago born pianist, band arranger and composer Caesar Giovannini for Lutheran Life Communities. Caesar is a resident at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Giovannini gained fame in the 1950’s through appearances on the Dave Garroway Show. He also served for two years as music director for the Kukla, Fran and Ollie television show.

In the 1960’s and 70’s he played piano on many movie soundtracks including The World of Henry Orient (1964), Wait Until Dark (1967), The Fox (1967), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), Shaft’s Big Score (1972) and Raid on Entebbe (1976).

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