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Arnaz, Desi

Tinky ‘‘Dakota’’ Weisblat.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Film; Conducting. 1108 words.

Arnaz, Desi (02 March 1917–02 December 1986), bandleader, actor, and television producer, was born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y Acha III in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, the son of Desiderio Arnaz...

Cotton, William Edward [Billy] (1899–1969), bandleader and radio and television broadcaster

Anthony Wills.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Conducting. 905 words.

Cotton, William Edward [Billy] (1899–1969), bandleader and radio and television broadcaster, was born on 27 May 1899 at 31 New Tothill Street, Westminster, London, the youngest of the ten...

Crosby, Bob

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Blues; Jazz; Conducting; Voice. 1134 words.

Crosby, Bob (25 August 1913–09 March 1993), jazz and popular bandleader and singer, and radio, film, and television personality, was born George Robert Crosby in Spokane, Washington, the...

Gershenson, Joseph

Leona Mayer Merrin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Conducting. 1368 words.

Gershenson, Joseph (12 January 1904–18 January 1988), motion picture music director, film producer, and orchestra conductor, was born in Kishinev, Russia, the son of Louis Gershenson, a...

Hall, Henry Robert (1898–1989), dance-bandleader and radio broadcaster

Ian Wallace.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Conducting. 919 words.

Hall, Henry Robert (1898–1989), dance-bandleader and radio broadcaster, was born on 2 May 1898 at 23 Bonar Road, Peckham, London, the eldest son in the family of three sons and three...

Hopkins, (Ernest William) Antony (1921–2014), composer, conductor, and broadcaster

Raymond Holden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Conducting; Composition. 1438 words.

Hopkins, (Ernest William) Antony (1921–2014), composer, conductor, and broadcaster, was born Ernest William Anthony Reynolds on 21 March 1921 at 13 Gardenia Road, Bush Hill Park,...

Kyser, Kay

Michael Cogswell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Conducting. 885 words.

Kyser, Kay (18 June 1906–23 July 1985), bandleader, was born James King Kern Kyser in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, the son of Paul B. Kyser and Emily Royster Howell, both pharmacists....

Ledger, Sir Philip Stevens (1937–2012), conductor, pianist, and composer

Stephen Cleobury.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Conducting; Composition. 1193 words.

Ledger, Sir Philip Stevens (1937–2012), conductor, pianist, and composer, was born on 12 December 1937 at Newdigate House, Knole Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, the son of Walter Stephen...

Lee, Canada

Christopher Caines.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Film; Conducting; Theatre. 2206 words.

Lee, Canada (03 May 1907–09 May 1952), actor, theater producer, bandleader, and boxer, was born Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata in New York City, the son of James Cornelius Canegata, a...

Monroe, Vaughn Wilton

Marcia B. Dinneen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Conducting; Voice. 1602 words.

Monroe, Vaughn Wilton (07 October 1911–21 May 1973), bandleader, singer, and businessman, was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Ira C. Monroe, a supervisor in a rubber tire factory, and Mable...

Nelson, Harriet

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Film; Conducting. 3 words.

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Nelson, Ozzie

Tinky ‘‘Dakota’’ Weisblat.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Film; Conducting. 1193 words.

Nelson, Ozzie (20 March 1906–03 June 1975), and Harriet Nelson (18 July 1909–02 October 1994), television actress and singer, were icons of American middle-class culture of the baby-boom...

Vallee, Rudy

Shoshana Klebanoff.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Film; Conducting; Voice. 2519 words.

Vallee, Rudy (28 July 1901–03 July 1986), musician and actor, was born Hubert Pryor Vallée in Island Pond, Vermont, the son of Charles Alphonse Vallée, a pharmacist-owner of a drugstore,...

Welk, Lawrence

Melissa Vickery-Bareford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Conducting. 1300 words.

Welk, Lawrence (11 March 1903–17 May 1992), band leader and television personality, was born in Strasburg, North Dakota, the son of Ludwig Welk, a blacksmith and farmer, and Christine...

Whiteman, Paul

Stephen G. Marshall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 1131 words.

Whiteman, Paul (28 March 1890–29 December 1967), band conductor and showman, was born Paul Samuel Whiteman in Denver, Colorado, the son of Wilberforce James Whiteman, a public school music...