Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rudy Vallee

On this day in 1933, the singing telegram was introduced. The first person to receive a singing telegram was singer pop star and crooner, Rudy Vallee for his 32nd birthday. Flappers loved Rudy and would mob him wherever he went. In 1929 Rudy made his first feature film, The Vagabond Lover for RKO Radio, and started hosting The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour, a very popular radio show at that time.
Rudy's rendition of "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries" and "As Time Goes By" were very popular.
Rudy was a Movie, Band and Singer, Broadway and TV star. Do you remember him in the 1960 Batman TV show as "Lord Marmaduke Fogg"?
Rudy was born in Westbrook, Maine and tried to enlist for World War 1 at the age of 15, and served in the Coast Guard in World War 11.
Bearwiskers says TY Rudy Vallee!

1 comment:

  1. Rudy was born Hubert Prior Vallée on July 28, 1901.

    No, sorry, I don't remember him in Batman.