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Andy Russell

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b. Andres Rabajos (or Rabago), 1920, LA, California, USA, d. 16 Apr 1992, Phoenix, Az, USA. The boy of Mexican-Spanish parents, Russell was a favorite singer in america through the 40s, with an enchanting image along with a penchant for Latin American amounts. In the first 40s he caused several rings, including Sonny Dunham, Gus Arnheim and Johnny Richards, occasionally also playing drums. In 1942, he was among seven vocalists with Alvino Rey’s big music group, but was struggling to record using the outfit due to union leader Adam Caesar Petrillo’s infamous music artists documenting ban. His very own strikes, for Capitol Information, started in 1944 with ‘Besame Mucho’ and ‘Amor’, and continuing through until 1948, with intimate ballads such as for example ‘What A Diff’rence PER DAY Produced’, ‘I IMAGINE You’, ‘I Can’t COMMENCE TO Inform You’, ‘Laughing EXTERNALLY (Crying INSIDE)’, ‘They State It’s Amazing’, ‘Pretending’ and ‘Wedding anniversary Tune’. He also documented Billy Reid’s ‘I’ll Close My Eye’ and Bud Flanagan’s ‘Underneath The Arches’, which he was associated with Tommy Dorsey’s outdated vocal group, the Pied Pipers. Russell was also effective with ‘Je Vous Aime’, which he sang within the film Copacabana, starring Groucho Marx. Russell’s various other films included The Stork Membership, where he became a member of Betty Hutton on ‘If I PUT TWELVE Hearts’, Make Mine Music, some brief Walt Disney cartoons, that Russell added ‘Without You’, and Breakfast time In Hollywood, produced from a radio group of exactly the same name, and offering artists such as for example Spike Jones And His Town Slickers, as well as the Nat ‘Ruler’ Cole Trio. Russell was extremely popular on US radio through the mid-late 40s in the Aged Gold Present andLucky Strike Strike Parade. He also made an appearance at many best venues, like the Paramount Theater in NY. In 1947 he was in LA, deputizing for Frank Sinatra who, with Bing Crosby, got dropped to sing among the nominated tracks within the annual Academy Honours Ceremony. Russell shifted to Mexico Town, and became effective there on radio, tv and in films. In the past due 60s he came back to the united states where he continuing to sing, and appearance on television.

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Died April 16, 1992, Sun City, Arizona, United States
Height 1.88 m
Weight 102 kg
Profession American football player
Education Cornell University
Nationality American
Music Songs Primavera en el Corazón, Magic Is The Moonlight, I Dream Of You, Soy un extraño, El Amor Es Una Cosa Esplendorosa, Muchachita, Quiéreme mucho, No dejes de quererme, Sonata de Amor, Cuanta felicidad, Tres palabras, Laughing On The Outside, I'll Close My Eyes, They Say It's Wonderful, Imprescindible, Cielito lindo, What a Difference a Day Made, Te Quiero Dijiste, It's Such a Pretty World Today, Amor, amor, amor, I Can't Begin to Tell You, Jóvenes y bellas, I'll Never Love Again, Bésame Mucho, Solamente una Vez, A los Amigos Que Tengo, Balada Gitana, If I Had A Wishing Ring, I Love You and You Love Me, Destino, Amor, Contigo en la Distancia
Albums Canta en Español, Pretending, Internacional, Vintage Vocal Jazz / Swing No. 136 - EP: Soy Un Extraño, Adiós, Vol. 1, Andy Russell Romance, Vol. 2, Andy Russell 15 Grandes Exitos en Español, Andy Russell - Sus Grandes Éxitos, Con Accento Espanol, Vol. 1 (Remastered), Lo Mejor de Andy Rusell, Adiós, Vol. 2, Con Accento Espanol, Vol. 2 (Remastered), Andy Russell. Themes Only For Lovers, Bahia de Palma / Cuando Calienta el Sol / Jovenes y Bellas / Cuando Vuelva (Los EP's Originales), The Magic Of Andy Russell, Singles Collection, Andy Russell Romance, Vol. 1, Underneath the Arches, Great Gentlemen of Song: Spotlight on Andy Russell, Oye, Vintage Vocal Jazz / Swing No. 94 - EP: Adios Muchachos, Bim Bam Bum, Classic Latin: Andy Russell, Vol. 3, Los Exitos de Andy Russell, Vintage Vocal Jazz / Swing Nº 78 - EPs Collectors, "Serenata A La Luz De La Luna", Andy Russell. Con Acento Español (1944-1961), Bim Bam Bum, Classic Latin: Andy Russell, Vol. 5, The Best of Andy Rusell, Bim Bam Bum, Classic Latin: Andy Russell, Vol. 1, Feliz, Bim Bam Bum, Classic Latin: Andy Russell, Vol. 2, Vintage Vocal Jazz / Swing No. 175 - EP: Canta En Español, Enlaces Hermanas Navarro y Andy Russell, My Best to You, Andy Russell, Amor, amor, amor, Vol. 1, Bim Bam Bum, Classic Latin: Andy Russell, Vol. 4
Movies Copacabana, Make Mine Music, Breakfast in Hollywood, The Stork Club
TV Shows Andy And Della Russell


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Las glorias del gran Púas 1984 Participant in Parade (uncredited)
El mago de los sueños 1966 El Mago de los Sueños (voice)
Vístete Cristina 1959
Spring in the Heart 1956 Andrés Valdés
Viva la juventud! 1956 Pancho Andreú
Mi canción eres tú 1956 Daniel Pérez
¡Que bravas son las costeñas!... 1955 Tony López
House Party 1953 Short
Copacabana 1947 Andy Russell
Make Mine Music 1946 Andy Russell (voice)
Breakfast in Hollywood 1946 Andy Russell - Singer
The Stork Club 1945 Jim Jones
Jam Session 1944 Guitarist in Alvino Rey's Orchestra (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lolita 1997 performer: "Amor"
Boom Boom 1990 performer: "Soy un extraño"
Jóvenes y bellas 1962 performer: "Jóvenes" - as Andy Rusell
Copacabana 1947 performer: "Je Vous Aime", "My Heart Was Doing a Bolero", "He Hasn't Got a Thing to Sell", "Stranger Things Have Happened" - uncredited
Make Mine Music 1946 performer: "Without You Bis ans Ende der Welt" 1942
Breakfast in Hollywood 1946 performer: "If I Had a Wishing Ring", "Magic Is the Moonlight" uncredited, "Amor" uncredited
The Stork Club 1945 performer: "Love Me" 1945, "If I Had A Dozen Hearts" 1945 - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Feud 1983 TV Series Himself
The Donald O'Connor Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
Variedades de medianoche 1958 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1957 TV Series Himself
Your Show of Shows 1953 TV Series Himself - Guest Performer
The Red Skelton Hour 1953 TV Series Himself - Vocalist
Texaco Star Theatre 1951-1952 TV Series Himself - Singer
Wonderful Town, U.S.A. 1951 TV Series Himself
Songs for Sale 1951 TV Series Himself
TV Club 1951 TV Series documentary Himself
Cavalcade of Stars 1950-1951 TV Series Himself - Guest Musical Performer / Himself - Guest Vocalist / Himself
Andy and Della Russell 1950 TV Series Himself
The Ken Murray Show 1950 TV Series Himself - Singer
Star of the Family 1950 TV Series Himself
The Arthur Murray Party 1950 TV Series Himself - Singers Andy and Della Russell
The Ed Wynn Show 1950 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 27, No. 3: Out of This World Series 1947 Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema 2002 Documentary Himself
Hollywood My Home Town 1965 Documentary Himself
The Judy Garland Show 1964 TV Series Himself

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