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Guy Lombardo

Guy LombardoAKA Gaetano Albert Lombardo

Born: 19-Jun-1902
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
Died: 5-Nov-1977
Location of death: Houston, TX
Cause of death: Aneurysm
Remains: Buried, Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: The Royal Canadians

Big band leader, from a family of musicians. He is best known for his New Year's Eve broadcasts, on radio and television, held from 1929 to 1976. Until 1959 they were staged from New York City's Roosevelt Hotel, and afterward at the Waldorf Astoria. Auld Lang Syne's association with the change of the year is mostly due to Lombardo.

Brother: Carmen Lombardo (musician, b. 16-Jan-1903, d. 17-Apr-1971)
Brother: Lebert Lombardo (musician, b. 11-Feb-1905, d. 16-Jun-1993)
Brother: Victor Lombardo (musician, b. 10-Apr-1911, d. 22-Jan-1994)
Sister: Elaine Lombardo (d. 1999)
Wife: Lilliebell Glenn (m. 9-Sep-1926)

    Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1978
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6363 Hollywood Blvd.
    Canada's Walk of Fame 2002
    Naturalized US Citizen 1938

    The Phynx (6-May-1970) · Himself
    No Leave, No Love (3-Oct-1946) · Himself
    Stage Door Canteen (24-Jun-1943) · Himself

Author of books:
Auld Acquaintance (1975)

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