Julius La Rosa

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Birthday
2, 1930
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 12, 2016 (86)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
2, 1930
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 12, 2016 (86)

About

Known for such 1950s hit songs as "Eh, Cumpari" and "Domani," this New York-born singer first became recognized for his performances of American standards on Arthur Godfrey's popular television variety show.

Before Fame

After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy and performed with the military choir. One of his fellow Navy officers, George Andrews, was acquainted with television and radio host Arthur Godfrey and used the connection to help La Rosa begin his professional music career.

Trivia

He also had a successful career as an actor, starring in the 1958 movie Let's Rock and appearing in episodes of The Honeymooners and Laverne & Shirley. In his fifties, he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for his recurring role on NBC's Another World.

Family Life

Born to an Italian-American family, he was raised in Brooklyn, New York.

Associated With

He performed on Ed Sullivan's CBS variety program Toast of the Town.

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