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 Johnny Desmond

Johnny Desmond

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 6 Sep 1985 (aged 65)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section F, Tier 44, Grave 30
Memorial ID 5255 · View Source
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Actor. He was born Giovanni Alfredo De Simone in Detroit, Michigan on November 14, 1919. He was a popular singer from 1939 to the fifties. He signed with Gene Krupa's Band in 1941, recording over a dozen songs. After enlisting in the Army in 1942, he was a member of Glenn Miller's Armed Forces Orchestra until World War II ended in 1945. After the war he made a number of successful recordings for RCA Victor, MGM and Coral, until the fifties, when his style of music fell out of favor. He appeared regularly on the variety radio show, The Breakfast Club, in the late forties and early fifties. On Broadway he performed in Say Darling with David Wayne, Vivian Blaine and Robert Morse and in Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand. He died of cancer in Los Angeles on September 6, 1985.

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  • Added: 29 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5255
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Desmond (14 Nov 1919–6 Sep 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5255, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .