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Radio and movie star who often sang through a megaphone and wrote songs like “Oh! Ma-Ma! (The Butcher Boy)” and “Old Man Harlem.”
He tried to enlist to fight in World War I at the age of fifteen, but he was denied because of his age.
His final hit was “As Time Goes By,” which was made popular in the movie Casablanca.
How did Rudy Vallee die?
Rudy Vallee's death was caused by cancer.
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Age of death||84 years|
|Birthday||July 28, 1901|
|Death date||July 3, 1986|
|Place of death||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"We of the soft-crooning radio type of singer are giving the people what they want. The American public as a whole does not care for full-throated operatic singing. And why should it? Down through the ages, it has been the simple song which has lived and continues to touch the heart of humanity. And so it is with singing."Rudy Vallee
"I hope always to be busy, even if only directing an orchestra in the pit. However, I should prefer to produce movies or be the directing head of a radio corporation."Rudy Vallee
"The kids of today have taken over the music business - most of them very young. Simply because they write and jot down a few notes, they have the idea that they can write songs."Rudy Vallee
"The popular songs that were written in the 1920s and '30s, '40s and early '50s were written by veterans - mostly men who'd had experience in life. How can you write a lyric if you haven't really lived life?"Rudy Vallee
"Composers now just don't have the depth of inspiration for melody. Most of the lyrics of the pop songs you hear today are repetitious. They're almost nursery rhymes, as if written by children - which they are."Rudy Vallee