|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1910|
|Death: ||May 28, 1987|
Los Angeles County
Stage Name-Jon Steele. John Leslie McGuire's parents were Thomas Jefferson McGuire and Effie Caroline Ball. John grew up in Anderson Missouri. He married Sondra Steele sometime prior to 1942. John and Sondra McGuire (stage names-Jon and Sondra Steele) performed in clubs and casinos in the Hollywood area. Jon's unique piano playing style and their voices resulted in them being a very popular act. They are best known for their record "My Happiness" which resulted in over a million copies sold in 1948.
John and Sondra had one son and two grandchildren
Thomas J McGuire (1885 - 1941)
Effie Caroline Ball McGuire (1887 - 1954)
Sondra Steele McGuire (1913 - 1998)*
Opal C McGuire Rowe (1905 - 1966)*
Charles Thomas McGuire (1909 - 1955)*
John Leslie McGuire (1910 - 1987)
Loran L McGuire (1913 - 1984)*
Note: The California death certificate lists his name as Jon Steele. His social security records show his name as John Leslie McGuire.s It is unknown whether his name was legally changed.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Dan McGuire
Record added: Nov 18, 2010
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