Tony Orlando

Between 1970 and 1975, singer Tony Orlando was one of the biggest stars in the music business, thanks to such highly polished pop-R&B tunes as "Candida," "Knock Three Times" and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak ... Read more »
Born: 04/03/1944 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

Steve Spirou (Actor)

The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas Live! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Bobby Vinton: A Melody of Love 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Oswald 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Waking Up in Reno 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

On the Aisle at Smokey Joe's Cafe 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand's No. 1 Hits 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Spangled Branson 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Bob Hope's Yellow Ribbon Party 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The All-Star Salute to Our Troops 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

True Confessions 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

America Picks the No. 1 Songs 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Show 1985 (Tv Show)

Actor

Salute to Lady Liberty 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Louise Mandrell: Diamonds, Gold and Platinum 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Lynda Carter: Street Lights 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Tony Orlando and Dawn 1973 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

The Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song Performer

All the Right Moves 1983 (Movie)

("Easy Street" (First Bar Scene)) (Song Performer)

Biography

Between 1970 and 1975, singer Tony Orlando was one of the biggest stars in the music business, thanks to such highly polished pop-R&B tunes as "Candida," "Knock Three Times" and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," which he recorded as part of the vocal trio Tony Orlando and Dawn. The act, which featured singer and later actress Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson, offered bright, sunshine-soaked and altogether safe pop music that harkened back to the safe, palatable days of Mitch Miller and "Your Hit Parade" (NBC/CBS, 1950-59), which in turn led to wholesale embracement of Orlando and Dawn and their own variety series on CBS from 1974 to 1976. But personal issues, including a struggle with substance abuse, forced Orlando to retire from music, bringing the act to an end before he resurfaced as a solo performer in the late '70s. He found little success in the recording field, but proved a capable actor in several TV-movies, as well as a popular attraction on the casino circuit. Orlando and Dawn reunited on several occasions in the 1980s and beyond, which underscored their lasting appeal as one of the more personable acts of the 1970s.

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