Bob Carroll (singer/actor)

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Bob Carroll
Album cover of Bob Carroll's "Today's Hits" with Alvy West and His Orchestra.jpeg
Today's Hits with Bob Carroll
Background information
Born (1918-06-08)June 8, 1918
Died November 12, 1994(1994-11-12) (aged 76)
Port Washington, New York
Occupation(s) Singer, Actor
Associated acts Charlie Barnet, Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Gordon Jenkins

Bob Carroll (June 8, 1918 – November 12, 1994) was a big band singer and stage, film, and television actor.

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.

On television, he appeared both in soap operas and prime time series. He was a regular on NBC's Judge for Yourself, starring Fred Allen, which aired in the 1953-1954 season.[1]

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).[2]

Carroll died at the age of 76 in Port Washington, New York, where he resided.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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.