Rudy Vallee

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Birthday
28, 1901
Birthplace
Brighton, VT
Death Date
Jul 3, 1986 (84)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1901
Birthplace
Brighton, VT
Death Date
Jul 3, 1986 (84)

About

Radio and movie star who often sang through a megaphone and wrote songs like "Oh! Ma-Ma! (The Butcher Boy)" and "Old Man Harlem."

Before Fame

He tried to enlist to fight in World War I at the age of fifteen, but he was denied because of his age.

Trivia

His final hit was "As Time Goes By," which was made popular in the movie Casablanca.

Family Life

He was married four times: first to Leonie Cauchois in 1928, then to Fay Webb in 1931, to Jane Greer in 1943, and finally to Eleanor Norris in 1949.

Associated With

Vallée's vocal style of imitating jazz instruments influenced the work of Bing Crosby.