Engelbert Humperdinck

One of the most popular purveyors of romantic pop ballads in the late 1960s and 1970s, singer Engelbert Humperdinck's matinee idol looks and three-and-a-half-octave vocal range provided him with a string of Top 10 hits ... Read more »
Born: 05/02/1936 in Madras, , IN

Filmography

Actor (24)

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Engelbert: Live at the London Palladium 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Chicago Hope 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Engelbert -- King of Romance 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Liberace: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Engelbert Humperdinck -- Love Unchained 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The 1996 Billboard Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

The State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Clive James 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Even Angels Fall 1991 (Movie)

Douglas (Actor)

Chambre a part 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Las Vegas: An All Star 75th Anniversary 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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True Confessions 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Mac Davis: I Believe in Christmas 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Engelbert Humperdinck Special 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Special London Bridge Special 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Changing Scene 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (12/07/70) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Engelbert Humperdinck Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Engelbert Humperdinck Show 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Engelbert Humperdinck Special 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Glory Years (TV Show)

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Music (11)

Fly Me to the Moon 2008 (Movie)

("Fly Me To The Moon") (Song Performer)

Hannibal Rising 2007 (Movie)

("Ein Männlein Steht im Walde") (Song)

Weeds 1997 - 1998, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

Gangster No. 1 2002 (Movie)

("Ten Guitars") (Song)

The Last Yellow 1999 (Movie)

("A Man without Love" "Walk through This World" "There's a Kind of Hush (All over the World)") (Song Performer)

The Juilliard Opera: Hansel und Gretel 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday 1996 (Movie)

("After the Lovin'") (Song Performer)

Hansel and Gretel 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

Hansel und Gretel 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Hansel and Gretel 1986 (Movie)

opera extracts (Music)

Hansel and Gretel 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Music

Biography

One of the most popular purveyors of romantic pop ballads in the late 1960s and 1970s, singer Engelbert Humperdinck's matinee idol looks and three-and-a-half-octave vocal range provided him with a string of Top 10 hits on both sides of the Atlantic, including "Release Me," "A Man without Love," "The Last Waltz" and "After the Lovin'. " Though his stage image, replete with resplendent sideburns and a penchant for jump suits and sequins, hewed closely to the Las Vegas environment where he enjoyed some of his most faithful audiences, Humperdinck worked hard to remain relevant in an industry that shelved traditional pop singers almost immediately after his recording debut in 1961. He sold his hit compilations through direct marketing commercials and gamely collaborated with everyone from Elton John to Beavis and Butt-Head. In doing so, he followed in the footsteps of such fellow '60s pop titans as Tom Jones by keeping his music and image fresh in the minds of the public and never relegating himself to the "oldies" circuit. Humperdinck's long career and tireless work ethic preserved his status as one of pop's most timeless performers.

Milestones

Popular songs include "A Man Without Love" and "Release Me".

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