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Alberto Colombo
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1888
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1954
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Cousin of singer Russ Colombo (Find A Grave Memorial# 219), he worked as a cellist for the Manhattan Opera House Orchestra, later becoming their manager and in the 1920s he worked as a manager for Paul Whiteman, with whom he toured. In 1934 he joined RKO Pictures musical director, later working as musical director for MGM studios from 1950 to his death. His mud spattered, badly beaten body was found in the back seat of his convertible, he died from a severe blow to the head either with a weapon or by being kicked. He had apparently been murdered and then dragged to and placed in the car. The car was discovered in a busy residential area and on the front seat of his car was a script for "This Is Your Life." An autopsy revealed that Colombo's heart was twice the size of a normal heart and he had dycrazia, a rare type of leukemia. However, these conditions were not attributed to his death. Colombo was married for 45 years but had also been married twice before to the same woman and both times the marriage had been annulled. He reportedly had dinner with his ‘other' wife the night before he died. There were no suspects in the case and the death has never been solved. 
 
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 Parents:
  Caesar Colombo (1864 - ____)
  Mary Colombo (1867 - ____)
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Columbarium, 2nd floor south wall, T-3, N-2
 
Created by: TLS
Record added: Mar 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13593422
Alberto Colombo
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Alberto Colombo
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