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Ross Bagdasarian Sr.

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Birthday
27, 1919
Birthplace
Fresno, CA
Death Date
Jan 16, 1972 (52)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1919
Birthplace
Fresno, CA
Death Date
Jan 16, 1972 (52)

About

Armenian-American pianist, songwriter and producer best known as the creator of the fictional chipmunk band Alvin and the Chipmunks. As a songwriter, he penned well-known singles like "Come On-a My House," recorded by Rosemary Clooney.

Before Fame

He joined the U.S. Army shortly after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Trivia

He played a dialogue-free role as a pianist in the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window.

Family Life

His son, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., became a film producer.

Associated With

He performed in a Broadway production of The Time of Your Life, which was written by his cousin, William Saroyan.