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Vaughn Monroe

Biography

Baritone vocalist, trumpeter, and bandleader who also recorded “Ghost Riders in the Sky” and “Race Using the Moon.” He was his older class chief executive and voted PROBABLY to achieve his yearbook. In Boston, Monroe come up with his 1st orchestra. He received two celebrities around the Hollywood Walk of Popularity. He wedded Marion Baughman in 1940. His edition of “ALLOW IT Snow” was presented in the film Die Hard, which starred Bruce Willis.

Quick Facts


Full Name Vaughn Monroe
Date Of Birth October 7, 1911
Died May 21, 1973, Stuart, Florida, United States
Place Of Birth Akron, OH
Height 1.87 m, 1.85 m
Profession Opera Singer
Education Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, New England Conservatory of Music
Nationality American
Spouse Marian Baughman
Children Candace Monroe, Christina Monroe
Movies Toughest Man in Arizona, Singing Guns, Meet the People
TV Shows Air Time '57
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1600 Vine Street and for Radio at 1755 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
2Was a virtuoso on the trumpet and trombone.
3Had two daughters: Candace, born December 14, 1941, and Christina, born October 16, 1944.
4Sold over 5,000,000 records in 1944.
5The popularity of some of his western tunes got Vaughn his first acting film part with Singing Guns (1950).
6Was a licensed pilot and once owned a Lockheed-12 plane.
7His version of 'Let it Snow' (from 1946) was featured in Die Hard I and Die Hard II.
8Singing big band leader, popular in the 1940s and '50s, whose many hits for RCA Victor included "Ballerina", "Riders in the Sky", "There I Go", "There, I've Said It Again", "Someday You'll Want Me to Want You" and his theme song, "Racing with the Moon". After leaving the performing end of show business, he remained with RCA for many years as a TV spokesperson, executive, and talent scout. In the latter capacity, he helped give Neil Sedaka, among others, his first major exposure.
9He also Sang "Lili Marlene" in USA.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L.A. Noire2011Video Game performer: "Seems Like Old Times"
Land Girls2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friends2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
EastEnders1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bugsy1991performer: "THERE I'VE SAID IT AGAIN!" 1945
Avalon1990lyrics: "Racing with the Moon" / performer: "Racing with the Moon"
Die Hard 21990performer: "LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!"
Die Hard1988performer: "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
The Ed Sullivan Show1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bonanza1962TV Series performer - 1 episode
Toughest Man in Arizona1952performer: "Hound Dog Bay at the Moon", "The Man Don't Live Who Can Die Alone", "A Man's Best Friend Is His Horse" / writer: "A Man's Best Friend Is His Horse" - as Wilton Moore
Singing Guns1950performer: "Mule Train", "Singing My Way Back Home", "Mexicali Trail"
Carnegie Hall1947as Wilton Moore, "The Pleasure's All Mine" / performer: "Beware, My Heart", "The Pleasure's All Mine"
Meet the People1944performer: "In Times Like These" 1944, "I Like to Recognize the Tune" 1939
Swooner Crooner1944Short performer: "Shortnin' Bread" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bonanza1962TV SeriesHank Myers
General Electric Theater1960TV Series
Air Time '571956TV SeriesHost
The Vaughn Monroe Show1954TV SeriesHost
The Jackie Gleason Show1953TV SeriesGuest Baritone Vocalist
All Star Revue1952TV SeriesGuest Baritone Vocalist
Toughest Man in Arizona1952Marshal Matt Landry
The Vaughn Monroe Show1950TV SeriesHost
Singing Guns1950Rhiannon
Your Show of Shows1950TV SeriesAnnouncer
Carnegie Hall1947Vaughn Monroe
Meet the People1944Vaughn Monroe (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hood Ornament1979Documentary story "Racing with the Man" - 1943 segment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mike Douglas Show1962-1971TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1949-1965TV SeriesHimself / Singer / Himself - Singer
The Merv Griffin Show1962TV SeriesHimself
Startime1960TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1959TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The George Gobel Show1957-1958TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Crosby Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Big Record1958TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958TV SeriesHimself
Texaco Star Theatre1951-1955TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself
Producers' Showcase1955TV SeriesHimself - in Commercial / Himself
Person to Person1954TV Series documentaryHimself
What's My Line?1954TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Vaughn Monroe Show1950-1951TV SeriesHimself - Host
The James Melton Show1951TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin' - The Story of L.A. Woman2012DocumentaryHimself

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#Quote
1At one time, a fellow with his ear to the ground was a politician. Now he's just somebody looking for a lost contact lens.
2As a bandleader, people expect you to be artistic. But to be successful you've got to also develop a keen sense of business. On the bandstand, you sing, play or direct. A show is expected and you provide it. But off the stand, when it comes to picking new tunes, choosing spots to play, tyring to work out recording dates and broadcasts, negotiating contracts, and thaings of that sort -- well, that's the other side of the picture. The part that doesn't show.


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