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Mel Tormé (Melvin Howard Torme)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
A professional singer at the age of three, Mel Torme was a genuine musical prodigy. As a teenager, he played the drums in Chico Marx's band and earned the nickname "The Velvet Fog" because of his smooth, mellow high baritone voice. In the 1940s, he formed his own group, the Mel-Tones, one of the first jazz-influenced vocal groups. As a solo musician, he had a number one hit in 1949 called "Careless Hands" and several lesser hits. He also acted in films and wrote several books, including biographies of Judy Garland and Buddy Rich. Torme's career included some songwriting, too. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ricky O'Bannon

Pardon My Rhythm 1944

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Character: Drummer - 'Anything Goes' Rehearsal

Night and Day 1946

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Character: Fred Alger

Girls Town 1959

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Character: Himself

The Most 1963

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Character: Guest Singer at Party)

A Man Called Adam 1966

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Character: Himself - Party Guest Dancing with Jane

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear 1991

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Night Court 1984

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Hotel 1983

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The Tonight Show 1962

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That's Life 1968

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Parkinson 1971

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Character: Jamey Burke

Run for Your Life 1965

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Character: Himself

Donahue 1967

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The Judy Garland Show 1963

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Character: Himself - Singer

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself - Guest Vocalist

Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1962

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Character: Himself - Musical Guest

The Jackie Gleason Show 1966

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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The Lux Show 1957

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You Don't Say 1963

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The Kraft Music Hall 1967

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Night of 100 Stars II 1985

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Character: Himself

The Revlon Revue 1959

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Writing

Character: Jamey Burke

Run for Your Life 1965

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Composing