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Bobby Rydell

Part of the Philadelphia music scene which also spawned Frankie Avalon and Fabian, Rydell was undoubtedly the most talented of the teen idols. After a number of song hits, including "Wild One" and "Volare", he starred in Bye Bye Birdie (1963) before hitting the nightclub circuit. He still appears regularly on "oldies" shows, although he hasn't had... See full bio »

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Bye Bye Birdie
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Marco Polo Jr.
Marco Polo Jr. Marco Polo Junior
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 2016 The Comedian (completed)
Bobby Rydell
 1987 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Bobby Rydell
- 62 Pick Up (1987) ... Bobby Rydell
 1975 That Lady from Peking
Buddy Foster
 1972 Marco Polo Jr.
Marco Polo Junior (voice)
 1961-1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Cousin Zeke Kadiddlehopper / Busboy / Cousin Goody / ...
- Loco Boy Makes Good (1965) ... Cousin Goody
- The Most Sappy Fella (1964) ... Cousin Zeke Kadiddlehopper
- Oliver Twist Parody or the Goon and Sixpence (1964) ... Ticklish Tilford (Oliver Twist Parody)
- The Bachelor and the Boobyhatcher (1963) ... Cousin Zeke Kadiddlehopper
 1966 Clown Alley (TV Movie)
Seltzer Water Clown
 1966 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Regular (1966)
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Mickey Shay
- The Duel (1964) ... Mickey Shay
 1963 Rockabye the Infantry (TV Short)
Private Gifford Tyler
 1963 Swingin' Together (TV Movie)
Bobby Day
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Bobby Day
- Swingin' Together (1963) ... Bobby Day
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred with Dennis Crosby and Lindsay Crosby in "Swingin' Together", in which they played a struggling '60s rock group. See more »

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Three major labels turned him down until he was signed up by Cameo-Parkway. He scored 19 'Top 30' hits from 1959 through 1964, including "Kissin' Time" (#11), "Volare" (#4), "Sway" (#4), "Swingin' School" (#5), "Wild One" (#2), and "Forget Him" (#4). See more »

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