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Russ Columbo (I) (1908–1934)

Russ Columbo was born on January 14, 1908 in Camden, New Jersey, USA as Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo. He died on September 2, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Cuanto (2014) ... (performer: "Save The Last Dance For Me" - uncredited)
 2014 Magic in the Moonlight (writer: "You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)")
 2007/I Crazy Love (Documentary) (writer: "You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)")
 2007 King of California (writer: "Let's Pretend There's A Moon")
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes (writer: "Prisoner of Love")
 1999 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Meadowlands (1999) ... (writer: "Prisoner of Love" - uncredited)
 1990 In Too Deep (writer: "PRISONER OF LOVE")
 1980 Raging Bull (music: "Prisoner of Love" (1931)) / (performer: "Prisoner of Love" (1931))
 1977 The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special (TV Special) (writer: "Prisoner of Love")
 1965 Where the Action Is (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.30 (1965) ... (writer: "Prisoner of Love")
 1964 The T.A.M.I. Show (Documentary) (music: "Prisoner of Love")
 1958-1959 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #11.19 (1959) ... (music: "Prisoner Of Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.18 (1958) ... (music: "You Call It Madness" - uncredited)
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.19 (1958) ... (writer: "Prisoner of Love" - uncredited)
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Showtime in Harlem ... (music: "You Call It Madness")
 1934 Wake Up and Dream (lyrics: "Let's Pretend There's a Moon", "Too Beautiful for Words", "When You're in Love") / (music: "Let's Pretend There's a Moon", "Too Beautiful for Words", "When You're in Love") / (performer: "Wake Up and Dream", "Let's Pretend There's a Moon", "Too Beautiful for Words", "When You're in Love")
 1934 Moulin Rouge (performer: "Coffee in the Morning and Kisses in the Night" - uncredited)
 1933 Going Hollywood (writer: "You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1933 That Goes Double (Short) (music: "Prisoner of Love", "You Call it Madness") / (performer: "Prisoner of Love", "You Call it Madness", "My Love")
 1932 Night World (music: "Prisoner of Love" - uncredited)
 1931 Hell Bound (writer: "Is It Love?")
 1929 Dynamite (performer: "How Am I to Know" (1929) - uncredited)
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Radio actor, singer, and songwriter. See more »

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After Russ Columbo's death, his girlfriend, actress Carole Lombard, and his friends got together and staged an elaborate subterfuge (similar to the plot of the recent film "Good Bye, Lenin!") to keep Columbo's mother from finding out that her son had died, since they thought the news would kill her. The secret campaign, which included making and sending her false reports of what he was supposedly... See more »

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