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Nick Lucas (I) (1897–1982)

Known in the "Roaring Twenties" as "the crooning Troubadour", Nick Lucas was one of the early stars of American popular music. He was a well-established, influential singer and guitarist. Nick would become one of the most popular crooners on radio. Nick Lucas was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1897. His birth name was Dominic Nicholas Anthony ... See full bio »

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 1974 The Great Gatsby
Singer (uncredited)
 1951 Disc Jockey
Nick Lucas
 1947 Big Time Revue (Short)
 1939 Yankee Doodle Home (Short)
Song Writer
 1935 Vitaphone Headliners (Short)
 1929 The Show of Shows
Lady Luck solo for 'The Only Song I Know' & 'Chinese Fantasy' Numbers
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 1975 The Day of the Locust (performer: "I WISHED ON THE MOON")
 1974 The Great Gatsby (performer: "When You and I Were Seventeen", "I'm Gonna Charleston Back to Charleston", "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue")
 1954 The Liberace Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Great Personalities (1954) ... (performer: "Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me" - uncredited)
 1929 The Show of Shows (performer: "Lady Luck" (1929), "The Only Song I Know" (1929), "Li-Po-Li" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Gold Diggers of Broadway (performer: "Go to Bed", "What Will I Do Without You", "Painting the Clouds with Sunshine", "Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me", "In a Kitchenette" - uncredited)
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 1975 Hearts of the West (special musical artist)
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 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary)
 1969 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Performer
- Episode dated 17 December 1969 (1969) ... Himself - Performer
 1958 The Big Record (TV Series)
- Episode #1.18 (1958) ... Himself
 1954 The Liberace Show (TV Series)
Himself - Singer / Guitarist
- Great Personalities (1954) ... Himself - Singer / Guitarist
 1936 Nick Lucas and His Troubadours (Short)
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 2011 Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films (TV Movie documentary)
 1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up (Documentary)

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Other Works:

Blackouts of 1949 (1949). Musical revue. Music by Charles Henderson and Royal Foster. Book by Ken Murray. Lyrics by Charles Henderson and Royal Foster. Musical Director: Bert Shefter. Special dialogue and comedy material by Royal Foster. Music arranged by Alexander Courage. Scenic Design by Ben Tipton. Gowns designed by Betty ... See more »

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We came from a very poor family and in those days money was scarce.. my brother [Frank] would take me along to perform in weddings, christenings saloons and streetcars. I'd pass the hat around - anything to make a dollar so we could help the family along. See more »


His gentle, high tenor voice was the acknowledged inspiration for entertainer Tiny Tim. They even had the same theme song, "Tip-Toe Through the Tulips." The two men eventually became friends, and, when, on December 17, 1969, Tim married first wife Miss Vicki (Vicki Budinger) on "The Tonight Show," Lucas was there, at his request, to sing "Tulips." See more »

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