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Julius La Rosa

Biography

Known for such 1950s strike music as “Eh, Cumpari” and “Domani,” this Brand-new York-born singer initial became known for his performances of American standards in Arthur Godfrey’s well-known tv variety display. After graduating from senior high school, he became a member of america Navy and performed using the armed forces choir. One of is own fellow Navy officials, George Andrews, was familiar with tv and radio web host Arthur Godfrey and utilized the connection to greatly help La Rosa start his professional music profession. He also acquired a successful profession as an professional, starring in the 1958 film Let’s Rock and roll and showing up in episodes from the Honeymooners and Laverne & Shirley. In his fifties, he gained a Day time Emmy nomination for his continuing function on NBC’s Another Globe. Born for an Italian-American family members, he grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He performed on Ed Sullivan’s CBS range plan Toast of the city.

Quick Facts


Full Name Julius La Rosa
Date Of Birth January 2, 1930
Died May 12, 2016, Crivitz, Wisconsin, United States
Place Of Birth New York
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Rosemary Meyer
Children Chris La Rosa, Maria La Rosa Smith, Eh, Cumpari, Domani, My Lady Loves to Dance
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Movies Let's Rock, Mr. Laughs: A Look Behind the Curtain, Moments to Remember: The Golden Hits of the '50s and '60s
TV Shows The Julius LaRosa Show (1956), The Julius Larosa Show (1955)
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1 American baritone, a crooner in the Sinatra style, with strong intonation and regard for lyrics. At his peak recording hits with Archie Bleyer's Cadence label and RCA in the mid- and late 1950's. An attempt to turn him into a teen idol with the film Let's Rock (1958) proved unsuccessful.
2 He was in the Navy when Arthur Godfrey heard him sing and invited him to appear on his CBS TV show. Godfrey asked him to come back on the show after his discharge. La Rosa was a star of the show from 1951 to 1953, recording several hit songs including "Eh, Cumpari.".
3 For 42 years he lived in New York's Westchester County He continued to tour, perform, and act for decades. He was also a longtime disc jockey on WNEW-AM in New York. He and his wife moved to Crivitz, a small town in his wife's home state of Wisconsin in 2015.
4 The public firing by Godfrey actually boosted La Rosa's career for a time. He was the summer replacement on Perry Como's TV show in 1955. He met Como's secretary, Rosemary Meyer, and they were married. He got his own TV show later that year.
5 Continues to performs in concert halls and super clubs [1999]
6 Fired by Arthur Godfrey in 1953 because he lacked "humility.".


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites 2008 TV Movie "Eh, Cumpari!", uncredited / performer: "Three Coins in the Fountain", "Domani", "Eh, Cumpari!" - as Julius La Rosa, uncredited
The Whole Shebang 2001 writer: "Eh Compari"
The Godfather: Part III 1990 writer: "EH, CUMPARI"
True Love 1989/I writer: "Eh Cumpari" - as Julius La Rosa
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video 1979 performer: "The Haunting Theme From Mondo Video"
The Dean Martin Show 1968 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lawrence Welk Show 1963 TV Series 1 episode
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1956-1960 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Let's Rock 1958 performer: "Crazy, Crazy Party", "Two Perfect Strangers", "Casual", "There Are Times"
The Nat King Cole Show 1957 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1965 TV Series Guest Vocalist
Another World 1964 TV Series Renaldo (1980)
The United States Steel Hour 1962 TV Series
Shirley Temple's Storybook 1961 TV Series Richard Brass
Let's Rock 1958 Tommy Adane
Matinee Theatre 1957 TV Series Singer / His Lookalike

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Telethon 2014 Documentary Himself
That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites 2008 TV Movie Himself
Mr. Laughs: A Look Behind the Curtain 2008 Documentary Himself
Moments to Remember: My Music 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2002-2003 TV Series Himself
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Jukebox Saturday Night II 1989 TV Movie Himself - Guest
On Stage America 1984 TV Series Himself
Laverne & Shirley 1980 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1962-1978 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Vocalist / Himself - Vocaslist / ...
Dinah! 1976 TV Series Himself
The Virginia Graham Show 1971 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1966-1968 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Woody Woodbury Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1968 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1965-1967 TV Series Himself - Singer
ABC's Nightlife 1965 TV Series Himself
The Jimmy Dean Show 1964 TV Series Himself
That Was the Week That Was 1964 TV Series Himself
The Keefe Brasselle Show 1963 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1961-1962 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself - Vocalist
The Ed Sullivan Show 1953-1961 TV Series Himself / Singer
Celebrity Talent Scouts 1960 TV Series Himself
I've Got a Secret 1959-1960 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Revlon Revue 1960 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1956-1960 TV Series Himself - Singer / Himself - Basketball Player
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1955-1959 TV Series Himself - Guest host / Himself - Musician / Himself / ...
The Voice of Firestone 1959 TV Series Himself
The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show 1959 TV Series Himself
The Garry Moore Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Juke Box Jury 1958 TV Series Himself
Spectacular 1958 TV Series Himself
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom 1958 TV Series Himself
The Patrice Munsel Show 1957-1958 TV Series Himself
The Big Record 1957 TV Series Himself
The Polly Bergen Show 1957 TV Series Himself
The Julius LaRosa Show 1955-1957 TV Series Himself - Host
The Nat King Cole Show 1957 TV Series Himself - Singer
What's My Line? 1954-1957 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
Holiday on Ice 1956 TV Movie Himself
The Martha Raye Show 1956 TV Series Himself
The Jackie Gleason Show 1953 TV Series Himself
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends 1953 TV Series Himself - Singer
Arthur Godfrey Time 1952 TV Series Himself
TV's Top Tunes 1951 TV Series Himself - Regular (1955)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 6290 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for a Daytime Drama Series Another World (1964)


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