Bob Carroll (singer/actor)
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|Born||June 8, 1918|
|Died||November 12, 1994
Port Washington, New York
|Associated acts||Charlie Barnet, Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Gordon Jenkins|
As a singer, he sang with a number of famous orchestras, including Charlie Barnet, Jimmy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller in the 1940s and Gordon Jenkins (for whom he recorded the hit "Charmaine" in 1951) in the 1950s. In the 1960s he turned to acting. His stage career peaked in the 1960s, but his best-known film was The Prowler in 1981.
In the theatre, he performed in various touring productions of Fiddler on the Roof, including in 1966 (playing Lazar) and 1968 (playing Tevye) as well as the 1989 pre-Broadway tour (playing Morcha). He also played 1984 touring production of La Cage aux Folles (playing Dindon).
- Judge for Yourself in Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, A Complete Directory to Prime Time Cable and Network TV Shows , 1946 - Present, p. 622. New York: Random House Publishing, 2003. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- Stewart, John. Broadway Musicals, 1943-2004. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006. Print.
Personal info also received from his children Melanie Dib, Laura Leigh Carroll, Jody Carroll and Keith Carroll as well as his grandchild Luke Dib.
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