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Number of Records Matching Query: 38
 
BERNARD GREENHOUSE
 
Date Born: Monday 3 January 1916
 
Description: Cellist, USA
 
Summary: Bernard Greenhouse has won a reputation as one of the major interpreters of his instrument.

MAXENE ANDREWS
 
Date Born: Monday 3 January 1916
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Andrews Sisters became the best-selling female vocal group in the history of popular music, setting records that remain unsurpassed to this day

HENRI DUTILLEUX
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 January 1916
 
Description: Composer, France
 
Summary: In addition to his activities as a composer, Dutilleux worked as the Head of Music Production for Radio France for 18 years.

RONNIE ALDRICH
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 February 1916
 
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, UK
 
Summary: Member of the famed World War II big band ’The Squadronaires’ becoming one of England’s best known bands during the war years

BILL DOGGETT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 February 1916
 
Description: Pianist. Arranger, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He used a Hammond organ during the fifties. He also arranged for many bandleaders and performers, including Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lionel Hampton. NPA

BOB HORN
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 February 1916
 
Description: TV host, USA
 
Summary: Horn was the first compare of the show and was later to be replaced by Dick Clark.

JACKIE GLEASON
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 February 1916
 
Description: Actor, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: The son of Mae, a subway change-booth attendant, and Herb Gleason, an insurance auditor.One of two sons of a father from Ireland who abandoned the family, his brother died when Jackie was a boy, Gleason was raised by a loving but troubled, overworked Irish mother who died when he was 19.

DINAH SHORE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 February 1916
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was most popular during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s. After failing singing auditions for the bands of Benny Goodman and both Jimmy Dorsey and his brother Tommy Dorsey.

HARRY JAMES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 March 1916
 
Description: Trumpeter, Band leader, USA
 
Summary: Harry James.One of the greatest trumpeters of all time. Appeared in many film musicals and radio. He came to fame in the 30’s with the Benny Goodman Band. Later formed his own band.

HAROLD ROBBINS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 March 1916
 
Description: Author
 
Summary: Robbins has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard.

GEORGE WYLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 March 1916
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: Wyle served as the musical director for The Flip Wilson Show during the early 1970s.

STERLING HAYDEN
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 March 1916
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born in New Jersey, Hayden's parents were George and Frances Walter, who named him Sterling Relyea Walter. After his father died, he was adopted at the age of nine by James Hayden and renamed Sterling Walter Hayden.

GREGORY PECK
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 April 1916
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born to Bernice Mae "Bunny" and Gregory Pearl Peck, who was a chemist and pharmacist. Peck's father was of English and Irish heritage, and his mother was of Scots and English.

CARL COTNER
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 April 1916
 
Description: Fiddle, USA
 
Summary: "The Gene Autry Show" [Musical Director]

PHIL MEDLEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 April 1916
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Twist and Shout would become one of the selling hits of all time and one of the mast covered songs by any band.

LEE VINCENT
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 April 1916
 
Description: Bandleader, Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Lee Vincent was an American musician, disk jockey, orchestra leader and musical agent. NP

ROBERT SHAW - (conductor)
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 April 1916
 
Description: Condutor of music
 
Summary: Shaw recorded for a variety of labels, beginning with a single record for American Decca and numerous releases on RCA Victor during the 78 rpm era. From the late 1970s, most of his recordings appeared on the Telarc label.

GLENN FORD
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1916
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was born to Hannah and Newton Ford, who was a railroad executive. He was a great nephew of Canada's first Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald.

LYDIA MENDOZA
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 May 1916
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Mendoza was born into a musical family in Houston, Texas. She learned to sing and play stringed instruments from her mother and grandmother.

DOROTHY McGUIRE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 June 1916
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She founded the La Jolla Playhouse along with Gregory Peck and Mel Ferrer in 1947.

OLIVIA de HAVILLAND
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1916
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Both de Havilland and Fontaine were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1942. Fontaine won that year for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion over de Havilland's performance in Hold Back the Dawn.

TEX MORTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1916
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, New Zealand
 
Summary: He was named Tex by fellow New Zealander and radio personality 'Jack Davey' who also became one of Australia's best known showman.

REG VARNEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 July 1916
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He toured Australia, New Zealand and Canada. In 1988, On the Buses went on to the stage and again Varney went to Australia to play Stan

CHARLIE CHRISTIAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 July 1916
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Christian was born in Bonham, Texas, his family moving to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when he was a small child. Both of his parents were musicians and he had two brothers

SONNY THOMPSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 August 1916
 
Description: Pianist, Band leader
 
Summary: He also had success as a songwriter and many times co-writing with blues guitarist Freddie King. King he met Sonny Thompson in 1959. YOUTUBE: Nick Jonas and Sonny Thompson - Last Time Around

VAN JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 August 1916
 
Description: Actor, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Johnson was born the son of Loretta, a homemaker, and Charles E. Johnson, a plumber and later real-estate salesman.

JOE EVANS
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 October 1916
 
Description: Alto saxophone
 
Summary: Born in Pensacola, Florida, he was active between 1939 and 1965(aged 97)

WALTER CRONKITE
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 November 1916
 
Summary: For many years, Cronkite was considered one of the most trusted figures in the United States.

RAY CONNIFF
 
Date Born: Monday 6 November 1916
 
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: He worked with several artists, including Rosemary Clooney, Marty Robbins, Frankie Laine, Johnny Mathis, Guy Mitchell and Johnnie Ray.

JOE BUSHKIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 November 1916
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He co wrote 'Oh Look At Me Now' which was one of Frank Sinatra's first hit song.

BILLY MAY
 
Date Born: Friday 10 November 1916
 
Description: Trumpeter, Arranger, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Billy May is probably most noted for his arrangements for the top artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby etc.

JUDY CANOVA
 
Date Born: Monday 20 November 1916
 
Description: Comedienne , Actress, Singer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Judy Canova sang, yodeled and played guitar.

CHARLIE VENTURA
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 December 1916
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: After the 1950s he did few recordings, but did club work in Las Vegas.

HUGO PERETTI
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 December 1916
 
Description: Composer, Arranger, Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Writer of one of the most performed and recorded songs of all time Can’t Help Falling In Love’ (Elvis Presley).

KIRK DOUGLAS
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 December 1916
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: One of the great actors of his time during the fifties through to the turn of the century.

PEREZ PRADO
 
Date Born: Monday 11 December 1916
 
Description: Arranger, bandleader, composer singer, organist and pianist
 
Summary: He is often referred to as the 'King of the Mambo'.

BETTY GRABLE
 
Date Born: Monday 18 December 1916
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer
 
Summary: Grable has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6525 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. She also has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

JOHNNY FRIGO
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 December 1916
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: Frigo was born in Chicago, Illinois, and studied violin for only three years beginning at age 7.

 
 
 
 

 
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