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Guy Lombardo

Biography

Bandleader using the Royal Canadians who all performed “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve. He, along with his music group, sold a lot more than 100 million albums during the period of his profession. He learned to learn music and enjoy instruments therefore he could accompany his dad, who was simply a vocalist, onstage. He provides three stars in the Hollywood Walk of Popularity. He wedded his wife Lilliebell Glenn on Sept 9, 1926. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve present ultimately overtook Lombardo’s in reputation.

Quick Facts


Full Name Guy Lombardo
Date Of Birth June 19, 1902
Died November 5, 1977, Houston, Texas, United States
Place Of Birth London, Canada
Height 1.63 m
Profession Rock Singer
Nationality American, Canadian, Seems Like Old Times, Enjoy Yourself, Boo Hoo
Spouse Lilliebell Glenn
Parents Gaetano Lombardo Sr., Lena Lombardo, Seems Like Old Times, Enjoy Yourself, Boo Hoo
Siblings Carmen Lombardo, Lebert Lombardo, Victor Lombardo, Elaine Lombardo, Joseph Lombardo, Seems Like Old Times, Enjoy Yourself, Boo Hoo
Awards Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Movies Many Happy Returns
TV Shows Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Leader of 'Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians', long based in Cleveland, but originally founded in London, Ontario, in the early 1920's. Lombardo was often referred to as 'The King of Corn'. His theme song was "Auld Lang Syne" and he had recording contracts with Columbia, Brunswick, Decca, Victor and Capitol. Lombardo's popularity was such, that his worldwide record sales totalled in the vicinity of 300 million copies.
2Owned the Port O' Call Restaurant and Marina in Tierra Verde, Florida, during the 1960s.
3Lyla Allentoff, grandmother of director Jason Allentoff, served as Lombardo's personal assistant during the 1940s.
4Best known for his almost half-century of live New Year's Eve broadcasts (1929 - 1976) on radio and, later, TV, initially from the Roosevelt Hotel and, later, the Waldorf-Astoria.
5Adopted his theme, "Auld Lang Syne", not because of its New Year's Eve association, but in deference to his first national sponsor, Robert Burns Cigars. Burns is thought to have written at least the verse of "Auld Lang Syne."
6Prolific recording artist, primarily for the American Decca and Capitol labels.
7Was owner for many years of the popular seafood restaurant "Guy Lombardo's East Point House", in Long Island, New York.
8Was a champion speedboat racer.
9Was owner/music director of the Jones Beach Marine Theater in New York for many years. Their elaborate outdoor productions attracted large crowds for many years.
10Brother-in-law of singer Kenny Gardner, who was married to Lombardo's sister.
11Brother of saxophonist Carmen Lombardo and musicians Lebert Lombardo and Victor Lombardo.
12Bandleader


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Is Cinema?2013Documentary performer: "Seems Like Old Times" written by nm0518433 and nm0517212
The Big Year2011arranger: "Aude Lang Syne" / performer: "Aude Lang Syne"
Never Let Me Go2010performer: "Harbor Lights"
True Blood2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Music: The Big Band Years2009TV Movie performer: "Auld Lang Syne", "Little Coquette", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "The Object of My Affection", "Boo-Hoo", "It's Been a Long, Long Time", "Tennessee Waltz", "Blue Tango", "Moon River"
Big River Man2009Documentary performer: "Cafte Mozart Waltz"
Fred Claus2007arranger: "Auld Lang Syne" / performer: "Auld Lang Syne"
City by the Sea2002performer: "Red Sails In The Sunset"
Prancer Returns2001Video performer: "JINGLE BELLS"
O Cravo e a Rosa2000TV Series performer: "Coquette"
The Green Mile1999performer: "Charmaine"
Winchell1998TV Movie performer: "I Wanna Be in Winchell's Column"
Sleepless in Seattle1993performer: "Auld Lang Syne"
The Wonder Years1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Heaven1987Documentary arranger: "Auld Lang Syne" / performer: "Auld Lang Syne"
Angel Heart1987performer: "Auld Lang Syne"
Radio Days1987performer: "That Old Feeling" 1937
Brighton Beach Memoirs1986performer: "Jungle Drums Canto Karabali"
Ghost Story1981performer: "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi"
Four Friends1981performer: "The Third Man Theme"
George Burns' Early, Early, Early Christmas Special1981TV Special writer: "Seems Like Old Times" - uncredited
New American Bandstand 19651966TV Series performer - 1 episode
No Leave, No Love1946performer: "Love on a Greyhound Bus" uncredited, "Isn't It Wonderful?" uncredited, "Humoresque"
Du Barry Was a Lady1943performer: "You are My Sunshine" 1940

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Phynx1970Guy Lombardo
Laugh-In1969TV Series
Route 661963TV SeriesGuy Lombardo
The Guy Lombardo Show1955TV SeriesHost
No Leave, No Love1946Guy Lombardo
Stage Door Canteen1943Conductor of the Guy Lombardo Orchestra
Many Happy Returns1934Guy Lombardo
Rambling 'Round Radio Row #31932ShortGuy Lombaardo (as The Lombardo Brothers)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aunt Luisa2002Short conductor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life and Times1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
Ellery Queen1975TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest
New Year's Eve Party with Guy Lombardo1966TV MovieHimself - Host
The Jackie Gleason Show1966TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1958-1965TV SeriesHimself / Orchestra Leader
The Bell Telephone Hour1965TV SeriesHimself - Orchestra Leader
I've Got a Secret1962TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1962TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Talent Scouts1960TV SeriesHimself
Startime1960TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1958TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV SeriesHimself - Conductor
The Big Record1957TV SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1956TV SeriesHimself
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends1956TV SeriesHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Guy Lombardo Show1955TV SeriesHimself
Person to Person1954TV Series documentaryHimself - Big Band Leader
What's My Line?1950TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Morey Amsterdam Show1949TV SeriesHimself
Adventures in Jazz1949TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: The Big Band Years2009TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6363 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn 8 February 1960. At 6666 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRadioOn 8 February 1960. At 6677 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Quote
1[on the unchanging nature of his music] It's very easy to get away from the thing that made you successful, but the important thing is to keep on doing what people tell you they like. Don't fool the public.
2On his strict-tempo arrangements that aroused the ire of some swing fans: "I don't play for acrobats."
3On his place in the American pop culture: "It's very simple. Music happened, bands happened, and we happened."

#Trademark
1Strict tempo arrangements with alto saxophone lead
2Red blazer band uniforms
3Theme song: "Auld Lang Syne"


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