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Vincent Lopez

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Biography

Brooklyn, New York, USA
Sadly little known and under-appreciated today, Brooklyn-born Lopez was already leading his own band by age 22 and was one of the first well-known band leaders to emerge in the 1920's, thanks to his exposure on the new medium of radio. In his day, he was as widely known as 'Paul Whiteman'; the both of them among the first to keenly utilize radio as a means of self-promotion. Lopez' trademark song was "Nola" (by Felix Arndt) that was invariably accompanied by his familiar "Lopez speaking!" intro, and with it, his popularity continued well into the 1940's. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

Those Blues 1932

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Character: Himself - Band Leader

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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