Frank Morgan
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"Francis Phillip Wuppermann", known by his stage name of "Frank Morgan", was an American character actor. He is best known as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player, including the title character, in The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)/The Wizard of Oz (1939).

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While in prison, we had an excellent pianist named Jimmy Bunn, who also recorded with Bird. Jimmy would play a small accordion, and he, Art and I would play all day, nothing but ballads.

Certainly, as expected, there were no real surprises here.

Sometimes insiders get it right, and sometimes they don't.

Art led the way for me to recover. He got out of prison before me and started traveling all over the world before I did. He showed me by example that it could be done, and I'll always love him for that.

I'm eternally grateful to the penal system in California for saving my life.

Some analysts seemed to think the company would have an upside surprise, ... But they reported right in line with what the consensus was.

Art and I played more when we were in San Quentin together than when we were on the outside. We had a great band there with Frank Butler, Dupree Bolton, Nathaniel Meeks and some guys who learned how to play while they were in prison.

I was an admirer of Art Pepper even before I went to California, when he was still in Kenton's band. His playing is joyous, great.

It's my fault in many cases because I don't initiate the contact to talk with a lot of other musicians.