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Subject: After a steller career in the 1950/60s with California Cool Jazz scene trumpeting, I remember him best as Merv Griffin Show bandleader for years! I also loved his interviews in the bio-documentary on his buddy Chet Baker. Hilarious. ...
PHOTO & VIDEO of the last of the VERY bloated Merv and Jack's performing videotaped 26 years ago TODAY. ...
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Date Posted:Tuesday, December 31, 02:06:20pm In reply to:
He was 88
's message, "Jack Sheldon has died per his Facebook page. Musician, singer, actor" on Monday, December 30, 04:56:06pm
In the documentary, Sheldon talked about those early days of California Cool and party days with Baker and others. Particularly he told a story of once letting his buddy Chet flopping in his apartment late one night. While Sheldon was passed out in another room, Sheldon's girlfriend was asleep in the bedroom. Somehow Baker skulked into the bedroom in the dark of night and seduced Jack's girlfriend into a screw. I guess today they call that rape? :- / ...