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Don Ho

Biography

Most widely known for theme tune Tiny Bubbles. He was a Hawaii-based entertainer whose music helped provide his island’s lifestyle to mainstream America. He was a 1949 graduate from the Kamehameha Institutions. He played soccer at Springfield University on a scholarship or grant. He made an appearance on I Imagine Jeannie, The Brady Number, Sanford and Boy, Batman, Charlie’s Angels, McCloud, and got his very own weekday morning hours ABC Television series from Oct 1976 until March 1977. He wedded Melva May Kolokea Wong, his senior high school sweetheart, on November 21, 1951, with whom he previously six kids. He wedded Haumea Hebenstreit on Sept 12, 2006, pursuing Melva May’s 1999 loss of life. He and Dick Dale both sang for Aloha, Scooby-Doo!, the 2005 direct-to-video cartoon movie predicated on the long-running Television series.

Quick Facts


Full Name Don Ho
Date Of Birth August 13, 1930
Died April 14, 2007, Waikiki, Honolulu County, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States
Place Of Birth Honolulu, HI
Height 1.75 m
Profession Pop Singer
Education Kamehameha Schools, Springfield College, Tiny Bubbles, I'll Remember You, Pearly Shells
Nationality American
Spouse Haumea Hebenstreit, Melvamay Kolokea Wong, Tiny Bubbles, I'll Remember You, Pearly Shells
Children Hoku, Kea Ho, Don Ho Jr., Kealii Ho, Dwight Ho, Kaimana Grace Ho, Dayna Ho Henry, Dondi Ho, Dori Ho, Donalei Ho, Tiny Bubbles, I'll Remember You, Pearly Shells
Parents James Ah You Puao Ho, Emily Leimaile Silva, Tiny Bubbles, I'll Remember You, Pearly Shells
Movies Joe's Apartment
TV Shows The Don Ho Show
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Great Uncle of Kai Nuuhiwa, who is a stunt man.
2Father of ten children: Donnie Jr., Donalei, Dondi, Dori, Dwight Ho, Kea and Kealii Ho, Hoku Clements and Kaimana Farris. Daughter Dayna Ho Henry died May 11, 2007 just weeks after her father.
3Recognized by Maxim magazine as one of the "50 coolest guys ever".
4Gave Glen Campbell the song "Galveston".
5Had a pacemaker implanted in 2005.
6Enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1954 and trained as a fighter pilot; he never saw action.
71953 graduate of the University of Hawaii, earning a Bachelor's degree in Sociology.
8Served in the United States Air Force from 1954-1960, leaving due to his mother's illness.
9Frequently performed with his daughter, Hoku Ho.
10Born in Kakaako, but he grew up in Kaneohe on Oahu.
11Father-in-law of Jeremy Clements.
12Received a stem cell treatment, in Thailand, to strengthen his heart [December 6, 2005].
13He is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Dutch, Portugese and German heritage.
14He was a lounge singer at Duke's in Waikiki.
15Father of singer Hoku and Don Ho Jr..


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Sister's Keeper2009performer: "Tiny Bubbles"
The Brady Bunch Cast Back in Hawaii2006TV Movie performer: "Tiny Bubbles", "Aloha-oe"
Aloha, Scooby-Doo!2005Video performer: "That's The Way The Islands Say Aloha"
Bubble Boy2001performer: "Tiny Bubbles"
The Brady Bunch1972TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Dream of Jeannie1967TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shindig!1965TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
McCloud1974TV SeriesAl Moana
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1973TV SeriesNarrator
Batman1966TV SeriesDon Ho
Hawaiian Eye1963TV SeriesKamaki
Aloha, Scooby-Doo!2005VideoSpecial Musical Guest (voice)
First Daughter1997ShortMonk #1
Joe's Apartment1996Alberto Bianco

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Refugee1998composer: theme song "Ngoai Cua Thien Duong"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
State of Aloha2009Documentary
The Brady Bunch Cast Back in Hawaii2006TV MovieHimself
98 Degrees and Hoku in Concert2000TV SpecialHimself / Hoku's Father
One West Waikiki1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself
Advanced English: Interviews with the Famous1995TV SeriesHimself
Life Goes On1990TV SeriesHimself
Newton's Apple1989TV SeriesHimself
The Fall Guy1981TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Thicke Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Fantasy Island1979TV SeriesHimself
Charlie's Angels1977TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself
The Don Ho Show1976TV SeriesHimself (1976-1977)
Sanford and Son1976TV SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Hawaiian Holiday1976TV MovieHimself
Switch1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebration: The American Spirit1976TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971-1972TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Brady Bunch1972TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1972TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show1972TV SpecialHimself
Laugh-In1970TV SeriesHimself
The Andy Williams Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
This Is Tom Jones1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters1969TV SeriesHimself
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Kraft Music Hall1969TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Hollywood Palace1967-1968TV SeriesHimself - Hawaiian Singer / Himself / Himself - Singer
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
I Dream of Jeannie1967TV SeriesHimself
Malibu U.1967TV SeriesHimself
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer

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#Quote
1I've had too much fun all these years. I feel real guilty about it. -2004 interview

#Trademark
1His ukulele
2His signature song, "Tiny Bubbles"

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