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Ralph Meyer Sigwald
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1920
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1985
Orange County
California, USA

A winner of Horace Heidt's Original Youth Opportunity Program. Known as "The Caruso of the South," Ralph Sigwald's "Songs From the Heart" are sure to delight fans of his expressive baritone voice.

"Original Youth Opportunity Program" on both radio and TV went directly from radio to TV in 1950. It was one of the first talent shows on TV. Among the winners of the show were Dick Contino (Accordion), Ralph Sigwald (Vocals) and Al Hirt (Trumpet). Richard Melari, a talented young vocal impressionist from Cleveland Ohio, was also on the show.


Songs:
O' Promise Me
The Holy City
Ave Maria
The Lost Chord
Thine Alone
Dis Is Heaven To Me
The Rosary
The Lonesome Road
The Lord's Prayer

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Rufus Marion Sigwald (1875 - 1924)
  Edna Viola Meyer Sigwald (1887 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Cecilia Heafy Sigwald (1908 - 1984)
 
 Siblings:
  Lucia Adele Sigwald Baltzeger (1909 - 2002)*
  Rufus Marion Sigwald (1911 - 1996)*
  Allie Mae Sigwald Platt (1913 - 1972)*
  Julia E Sigwald Poston (1915 - 2003)*
  Charles Edward Sigwald (1917 - 1950)*
  Joseph Meyer Sigwald (1919 - 1919)*
  Ralph Meyer Sigwald (1920 - 1985)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Loma Vista Memorial Park
Fullerton
Orange County
California, USA
 
Created by: Ashley Silva
Record added: Sep 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75893150
Ralph Meyer Sigwald
Added by: Ashley Silva
 
Ralph Meyer Sigwald
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Ralph Meyer Sigwald
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We will always remember your great voice John Henry Behrens born1925Lived on Rutledge Ave CharlestonLove always
- John H Behrens
 Added: Jun. 5, 2013
Ralph, I remember you in 1945 when you were working at Murray Vocational School as a Maintenance person. You would sing all the favorites at the Assembly for the Students. You were just great!! You shared your talent and we were grateful indeed. RIP.....(Read more)
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 15, 2013
 
 
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