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Vaughn Monroe (1911–1973)

Vaughn Wilton Monroe was born October 7, 1911 in Akron, Ohio, and his family moved to Wisconsin shortly thereafter. Monroe showed an early talent for the trumpet and focused most of his early efforts on that. Monroe wanted to be an opera singer, but the Depression made pursuing such a career impractical. Instead, he sang as a vocalist with several ... See full bio »


(age 61) in Stuart, Florida, USA

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Die Hard
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 2011 L.A. Noire (Video Game) (performer: "Seems Like Old Times")
 2011 Land Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Final Reckoning (2011) ... (writer: "Happy Go Lucky" - uncredited)
 2007-2008 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Shore Leave (2008) ... (performer: "Sound Off")
- Family 8108 (2007) ... (performer: "When The Lights Go On Again")
 2000 Friends (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The One with the Nap Partners (2000) ... (performer: "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" - uncredited)
 1999 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Day 1999: Part 2 (1999) ... (performer: "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" - uncredited)
 1991 Bugsy (performer: "THERE I'VE SAID IT AGAIN!" (1945))
 1990 Avalon (lyrics: "Racing with the Moon") / (performer: "Racing with the Moon")
 1990 Die Hard 2 (performer: "LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!")
 1988 Die Hard (performer: "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!")
  The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1949 - 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1949)
- Episode #18.32 (1965) ... (performer: "Queen of the Senior Prom")
- Episode #3.9 (1949) ... (performer: "Riders in the Sky", "Singin' My Way Back Home", "Dance, Ballerina, Dance" - uncredited) / (writer: "Singin' My Way Back Home" - uncredited)
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Wooing of Abigail Jones (1962) ... (performer: "Early One Morning", "Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)")
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona (performer: "Hound Dog (Bay at the Moon)", "The Man Don't Live Who Can Die Alone", "A Man's Best Friend Is His Horse") / (writer: "A Man's Best Friend Is His Horse" - as Wilton Moore)
 1950 Singing Guns (performer: "Mule Train", "Singing My Way Back Home", "Mexicali Trail") / (writer: "Singing My Way Back Home", "Mexicali Trail" - as Wilton Moore)
 1947 Carnegie Hall (as Wilton Moore, "The Pleasure's All Mine") / (performer: "Beware, My Heart", "The Pleasure's All Mine")
 1944 Meet the People (performer: "In Times Like These" (1944), "I Like to Recognize the Tune" (1939))
 1944 Swooner Crooner (Short) (performer: "Shortnin' Bread" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Single: "Rose" / "God Is Alive" (Amy Records) See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

As a bandleader, people expect you to be artistic. But to be successful you've got to also develop a keen sense of business. On the bandstand, you sing, play or direct. A show is expected and you provide it. But off the stand, when it comes to picking new tunes, choosing spots to play, tyring to work out recording dates and broadcasts, negotiating contracts, and thaings of that sort -- well, ... See more »


Was a virtuoso on the trumpet and trombone. See more »

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