Rudy Vallee

Singer, Actor, Saxophonist
An enormously popular singer and bandleader in the 1920s and 1930s, Rudy Vallee went on to have a successful acting career that continued long after his days as a crooner had passed. Vallee began his career as a ... Read more »
Born: 07/28/1901 in Island Point, Vermont, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Men Who Rate a "10" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Vaudeville 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunburst 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Night Gallery 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Phynx 1969 (Movie)

Rudy Vallee (Actor)

Live a Little, Love a Little 1968 (Movie)

Penlow (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (09/20/67) 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968 (Movie)

(Narrator)

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1967 (Movie)

J B Bigley (Actor)

Hansel and Gretel 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Helen Morgan Story 1957 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Gentlemen Marry Brunettes 1955 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend 1949 (Movie)

Charles Hingleman (Actor)

My Dear Secretary 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Unfaithfully Yours 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer 1947 (Movie)

Tommy Chamberlain (Actor)

The Palm Beach Story 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Time Out For Rhythm 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Second Fiddle 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alias Smith and Jones (TV Show)

Actor

Batman (TV Show)

Actor

Betty Co-Ed (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

George White's Scandals (Movie)

Jimmy Martin (Actor)

Glorifying the American Girl (Movie)

Himself, performing in revue (Actor)

Gold Diggers in Paris (Movie)

Terry Moore (Actor)

Happy Go Lucky (Movie)

Alfred Monroe (Actor)

Hollywood: The Golden Years (TV Show)

Actor

I Remember Mama (Movie)

Dr. Johnson (Actor)

International House (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

It's in the Bag (Movie)

Singer (Actor)

Kraft Television Theater (TV Show)

Actor

Man Alive (Movie)

Gordon Tolliver (Actor)

Mother Is a Freshman (Movie)

Prof. John Heaslip (Actor)

The Admiral Was a Lady (Movie)

Mr. Pettigrew (Actor)

The Vagabond Lover (Movie)

Rudy Bronson (Actor)
Music (8)

Shining Through 1992 (Movie)

("Goodnight Sweetheart") (Song)

Miller's Crossing 1990 (Movie)

("Goodnight, Sweetheart") (Song)

City Heat 1984 (Movie)

("Let's Do It") (Song Performer)

Love Streams 1984 (Movie)

("Deep Night") (Song)

Seeing Red 1984 (Movie)

("Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries") (Song Performer)

Matinee at the Bijou 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? 1975 (Movie)

("Brother Can You Spare a Dime?") (Song Performer)

The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Biography

An enormously popular singer and bandleader in the 1920s and 1930s, Rudy Vallee went on to have a successful acting career that continued long after his days as a crooner had passed. Vallee began his career as a clarinetist and saxophone player, instruments that would later influence his vocal style. After becoming a singing sensation and host of a popular radio show, Vallee starred in the 1929 film "The Vagabond Lover" in an attempt to cash in on his fame. He appeared in several musicals in the '30s and early '40s, usually playing thinly veiled versions of himself in films like "Sweet Music" or "Time Out for Rhythm" in 1941. Gradually, as his acting improved and his popular persona as a singer began to fade, he was given more challenging roles. He co-starred with Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien in the comedy "Man Alive" in 1945, and had a supporting role in the classic romantic comedy "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer". Vallee, who was especially adept at comedic roles, also performed on Broadway, reprising his stage role in the 1967 musical film "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". He also appeared in the TV series "Batman", and played a supporting part in the 1968 Elvis Presley film "Live a Little, Love a Little". Vallee's music can be heard on the soundtrack of countless films, including "Bonnie and Clyde", the Coen Brothers' period thriller "Miller's Crossing", and the Oliver Stone biography "Nixon", with Anthony Hopkins.

Relationships

Leonie Cauchois

Wife
marriage annulled August 1928

Alice Faye Actor

Companion

Jane Greer Actor

Wife
Married on December 2, 1943 Separated in March 1944 divorced in July 1944

Eleanor Norris

Wife
Married 1949 until his death 1986

Fay Webb

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Maine

Maine

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

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