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Johnny Desmond (Giovanni Alfredo de Simone)

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Biography

Detroit, Michigan, USA
Singer, songwriter ("Oh, My Darlin'"), author and actor, educated at the Detroit Conservatory of Music, and a band vocalist with the orchestras of Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa and Bob Crosby. He performed regularly, even through his final illness, in live venues, and made many records and radio/television and stage appearances throughout his career including roles in the Broadway musicals "Say Darling" and "Funny Girl". Joining ASCAP in 1956, his other popular-song compositions include "How Much Will I Miss You", "Please Don't Forget Me Dear", "I Wonder What Little Dogs Dream Of", "Dancing Man", and "When". Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Performer

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Character: Johnny Conroy

Calypso Heat Wave 1957

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Character: Himself - Singer

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Jim Kendall

Sally 1957

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Himself - Saxophonist

The Bell Telephone Hour 1959

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Character: Nick Martino

Laverne & Shirley 1976

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Character: Himself

Your Hit Parade 1950

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