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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
1 Leader 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.
2 Owned the Port O' Call Restaurant and Marina in Tierra Verde, Florida, during the 1960s.
3 Lyla Allentoff, grandmother of director Jason Allentoff, served as Lombardo's personal assistant during the 1940s.
4 Best 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.
5 Adopted 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."
6 Prolific recording artist, primarily for the American Decca and Capitol labels.
7 Was owner for many years of the popular seafood restaurant "Guy Lombardo's East Point House", in Long Island, New York.
8 Was a champion speedboat racer.
9 Was 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.
10 Brother-in-law of singer Kenny Gardner, who was married to Lombardo's sister.
11 Brother of saxophonist Carmen Lombardo and musicians Lebert Lombardo and Victor Lombardo.
12 Bandleader


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Is Cinema? 2013 Documentary performer: "Seems Like Old Times" written by nm0518433 and nm0517212
The Big Year 2011 arranger: "Aude Lang Syne" / performer: "Aude Lang Syne"
Never Let Me Go 2010 performer: "Harbor Lights"
True Blood 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Music: The Big Band Years 2009 TV 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 Man 2009 Documentary performer: "Cafte Mozart Waltz"
Fred Claus 2007 arranger: "Auld Lang Syne" / performer: "Auld Lang Syne"
City by the Sea 2002 performer: "Red Sails In The Sunset"
Prancer Returns 2001 Video performer: "JINGLE BELLS"
O Cravo e a Rosa 2000 TV Series performer: "Coquette"
The Green Mile 1999 performer: "Charmaine"
Winchell 1998 TV Movie performer: "I Wanna Be in Winchell's Column"
Sleepless in Seattle 1993 performer: "Auld Lang Syne"
The Wonder Years 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Heaven 1987 Documentary arranger: "Auld Lang Syne" / performer: "Auld Lang Syne"
Angel Heart 1987 performer: "Auld Lang Syne"
Radio Days 1987 performer: "That Old Feeling" 1937
Brighton Beach Memoirs 1986 performer: "Jungle Drums Canto Karabali"
Ghost Story 1981 performer: "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi"
Four Friends 1981 performer: "The Third Man Theme"
George Burns' Early, Early, Early Christmas Special 1981 TV Special writer: "Seems Like Old Times" - uncredited
New American Bandstand 1965 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
No Leave, No Love 1946 performer: "Love on a Greyhound Bus" uncredited, "Isn't It Wonderful?" uncredited, "Humoresque"
Du Barry Was a Lady 1943 performer: "You are My Sunshine" 1940

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Phynx 1970 Guy Lombardo
Laugh-In 1969 TV Series
Route 66 1963 TV Series Guy Lombardo
The Guy Lombardo Show 1955 TV Series Host
No Leave, No Love 1946 Guy Lombardo
Stage Door Canteen 1943 Conductor of the Guy Lombardo Orchestra
Many Happy Returns 1934 Guy Lombardo
Rambling 'Round Radio Row #3 1932 Short Guy Lombaardo (as The Lombardo Brothers)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aunt Luisa 2002 Short conductor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life and Times 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
Ellery Queen 1975 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1968-1969 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1967 TV Series Himself - Guest
New Year's Eve Party with Guy Lombardo 1966 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Jackie Gleason Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1958-1965 TV Series Himself / Orchestra Leader
The Bell Telephone Hour 1965 TV Series Himself - Orchestra Leader
I've Got a Secret 1962 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1962 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Talent Scouts 1960 TV Series Himself
Startime 1960 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1958 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957 TV Series Himself - Conductor
The Big Record 1957 TV Series Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1956 TV Series Himself
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends 1956 TV Series Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series Himself - Host
The Guy Lombardo Show 1955 TV Series Himself
Person to Person 1954 TV Series documentary Himself - Big Band Leader
What's My Line? 1950 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
The Morey Amsterdam Show 1949 TV Series Himself
Adventures in Jazz 1949 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: The Big Band Years 2009 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 6363 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording On 8 February 1960. At 6666 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio On 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.
2 On his strict-tempo arrangements that aroused the ire of some swing fans: "I don't play for acrobats."
3 On his place in the American pop culture: "It's very simple. Music happened, bands happened, and we happened."

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


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