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Alvino Rey (1908–2004)

Alvino Rey was born on July 1, 1908 in Oakland, California, USA as Alvin Henry McBurney. He was an actor, known for Swingin' Down the Scale (1946), Alvino Rey and His Orchestra (1947) and Jam Session (1944). He was married to Luise King. He died on February 24, 2004 in Draper, Utah, USA. See full bio »


(age 95) in Draper, Utah, USA

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 1947 Alvino Rey and His Orchestra (Short)
Orchestra Leader
 1946 Swingin' Down the Scale (Short)
Orchestra Leader
 1944 Jam Session
Alvino Rey
 1943 Larceny with Music
Orchestra Leader
 1943 Follow the Band
Alvino Rey
 1942 Syncopation
Alvino Rey
 1942 Sing Your Worries Away
Orchestra Leader (as Alvino Rey and His Orchestra)
 1941 Pot o' Gold
Pedal Steel Guitar Player (uncredited)
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 1944 Jam Session (performer: "St. Louis Blues")
 1943 Follow the Band (performer: "My Devotion", "Rosie The Riveter" - uncredited)
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 1959 The Bat (musician: 'The Bat' theme)
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 1965 The King Family Show (TV Series)
- Telephone Hour (1965) ... Himself
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.8 (1957) ... Himself
 1955 The Swift Show Wagon with Horace Heidt and the American Way (TV Series)
Himself - Orchestra Leader
- Episode dated 8 January 1955 (1955) ... Himself - Orchestra Leader
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 2009 Christmas with the King Family (TV Movie)

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Alvino Rey and His Orchestra

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Inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, 1978 (first year). See more »


Father of the Pedal Steel Guitar

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