Charles Igor Gorin (Izak Gruenberg)

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Gródek, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Horodok, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine]
Composer, singer and actor. He came to the USA in 1933 and became a US citizen in 1939. Educated at the Vienna Conservatory (on scholarship) with Victor Fuchs, he debuted as a singer with the Czech State Opera. His American debut came in 1939 at the Hollywood Bowl, and he also sang on films and radio. Joining ASCAP in 1941, his popular-song compositions include "Lament", "Caucasian Song", "Safe by de Lawd", "Lullaby", and "Within My Dreams". Read more...


Character: Nicki Papaloopas

Broadway Melody of 1938 1937

Character: Himself - Opera Baritone

Texaco Star Theatre 1948