Dean Reed

Dean Reed

Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Death 13 Jun 1986 (aged 47)
Berlin, Germany
Burial Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Plot Section K (Knowledge), Lot 521 (west space)
Memorial ID 7119723 · View Source
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Singer, Actor. He was born September 22, 1938, in Denver, Colorado. He went to Hollywood where he signed a record contract with Capitol Records in 1958, but his third single, "Our Summer Romance" was so popular in South America he went there to tour. More popular than Elvis Presley, he stayed to enjoy his incredible fame in Chile, Peru, and Argentina. He made several albums, starred in movies and had his own television show in Buenos Aires. He was known as Mr. Simpatia because he worked for free in barrios and prisons and protested US policy, nuclear bomb tests, etc. His politics moved to the left, but he never joined the Communist party. He was deported from Argentina in 1966 and ended up in Rome, where he made "spaghetti westerns" for several years. After his first concert tour of the Soviet Union in 1966, he became a megastar there and in Eastern Europe. He continually got into trouble with US State Department for protesting the Vietnam War and attending International Peace Conferences. He moved to East Germany (GDR) in 1973, where he recorded numerous albums and also wrote, directed, and starred in several films. His body was recovered from a lake near his home in Berlin. The cause of death was never confirmed.

Bio by: Rudi Polt

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