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Vaughn Wilton Monroe October 7, — May 21, was an American baritone singertrumpeterbig band leader, actor, and businessman, who was most popular in the s and s. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fameone for recording and another for radio performance. After graduation, he attended Carnegie Institute of Technologywhere he was an active member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. Monroe formed his first orchestra in Boston in and became its principal vocalist.
After he ceased performing, he continued running the club until his death in The summer of brought a week engagement on radio, as Monroe and his orchestra had a summer replacement program for Blondie on CBS. Monroe hosted the Camel Caravan radio program from The Meadows, starting in and, during this time, was featured in a Camel cigarettes commercial.
Those programs originated on location from wherever the band happened to be touring. Each program featured a focus on a college in the United States. The Meadows burned to the ground in December after sitting shuttered and vacant for a number of years.
Monroe was tall and handsome, which helped him as a band leader and singer, as well as in Hollywood. It sold more than one million copies bybecoming Monroe's first million-seller, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. He also turned down the chance to record " Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ". Monroe's orchestra had a number of excellent musicians including future jazz guitar great Bucky Pizzarelli.
While their musical focus was largely romantic ballads, in person, the band had a fiercely swinging side only occasionally captured The Trolley Song - Vaughn Monroe - The Golden Baritone! record. In ballrooms, Monroe often reserved the final set of the evening for unrestrained, swinging music. Movies also beckoned, although he did not pursue it with vigor. He co-authored The Adventures of Mr. Putt Putta children's book about airplanes and flying, a personal interest of his.
After leaving the performing end of show business, he remained with RCA for many years as a television spokesperson, executive, and talent scout. In the latter capacity, he helped give Neil Sedakaamong others, his first major exposure.
Monroe married Marian Baughman on April 2, The Trolley Song - Vaughn Monroe - The Golden Baritone!in Jeannette, Pennsylvaniawhere they had met as high school students. They did not date during high school, but became romantically inclined toward each other when their paths crossed again in New York Citytwelve years after graduation.
They returned to Jeannette for their wedding. They had two children, Candace born and Christina born They remained married until Vaughn's death in Monroe was a licensed pilot and often flew his own Lockheed 12A airplane to tour dates. Monroe died The Trolley Song - Vaughn Monroe - The Golden Baritone!
May 21, at Martin County Memorial Hospital in Florida, shortly after having stomach surgery for a bleeding ulcer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Vaughan Monroe. Vaughn Monroe. United Press International. May 22, Retrieved June 8, Retrieved 15 August The La Crosse Tribune. January 19, Retrieved August 14, — via Newspapers.
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