Bobby Troup

Actor, composer, and jazz pianist Bobby Troup graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Troup's first musical success was writing the song "Daddy" in 1941, which stayed at number one on the ... Read more »
Born: 10/18/1918

Filmography

Music (21)

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

("Route 66") (Song)

Knocked Up 2007 (Movie)

("Clumsy") (Song)

Cars 2006 (Movie)

("Route 66") (Song)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("The Girl Can't Help It") (Song)

RV 2006 (Movie)

("Route 66!") (Song)

Ray 2004 (Movie)

("Route 66") (Song)

Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)

("Route 66") (Song)

Broken Noses 1991 (Movie)

("It's Good to Want You Bad") (Song)

Earth Girls Are Easy 1989 (Movie)

("Route 66") (Song)

Imagining America 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Roman Zair 1982 (Movie)

("The Girl Can't Help It") (Song)

Sharky's Machine 1981 (Movie)

songs("Sharky's Theme" "Let's Keep Dancing" "Route 66" "Love Theme from Sharky's Machine" "8 to 5 I Lose") (Song)

1941 1979 (Movie)

("Daddy") (Song)

Frances Langford Presents 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Music

Man of the West 1958 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Voice in the Mirror 1958 (Movie)

title song (Song)

The Great Man 1957 (Movie)

("The Meaning of the Blues") (Song)

The River's Edge 1957 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 1957 (Movie)

("You Got It Made") (Song)

The Girl Can't Help It 1956 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Lackawanna Blues (TV Show)

Song
Actor (13)

The 25th Man 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Emergency! 1971 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Rebels 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars I 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

M*A*S*H 1970 (Movie)

Sergeant Gorman (Actor)

Dragnet 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Number One 1969 (Movie)

Harvey Hess (Actor)

First to Fight 1966 (Movie)

Lt Overman (Actor)

The Gene Krupa Story 1959 (Movie)

Tommy Dorsey (Actor)

The Five Pennies 1958 (Movie)

Arthur Schutt (Actor)

The High Cost of Loving 1958 (Movie)

Steve Heyward (Actor)

Emergency! (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Actor, composer, and jazz pianist Bobby Troup graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Troup's first musical success was writing the song "Daddy" in 1941, which stayed at number one on the Billboard Best Seller chart for eight weeks; it was subsequently recorded by Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters. Frank Sinatra also recorded his song "Snootie Little Cutie." During World War II, Troup was a Marines Captain on an all-black unit in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Troup's troops built huts, a nightclub, a boxing ring, and formed a jazz band and orchestra. His immensely popular song "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66," was recorded, at different times, by Chuck Berry, Nat King Cole, and The Rolling Stones. Troup wrote the theme song of the 1950s rock and roll movie "The Girl Can't Help It," which was sung by Little Richard. In the mid-1950s, along with Mel Blanc and Johnny Mercer, Troup was a panelist on the quiz show "Musical Chairs," also providing much of the show's music. In 1959, he married singer Julie London and later produced London's hit record "Cry Me a River." As an actor, Troup played the cordial Dr. Joe Early on the 1970s TV series "Emergency!," opposite Julie London and directed by Jack Webb (London's ex-husband). In February, 1999, Troup died at UCLA Medical Center of a massive heart attack.

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