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Ethel Smith (I) (1902–1996)

Ethel Smith graduated from Carnegie Tech, having majored in piano. She got a job as an organist in California, and then went to Rio de Janeiro for a four-week booking. She ended up staying much longer, and it was an Argentinian dance hall beat that inspired her most popular song, "Tico Tico." She returned to the United States during WWII, and "Tico... See full bio »

Died:

(age 93) in Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 6: Pitbull Night (2014) ... (writer: "Back in Time")
 2008 Schlaflos in Oldenburg (TV Movie) (writer: "Love is strange")
 1993 Lipstick on Your Collar (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1992 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lee Harvey Oswald - Oct 5, 1957-Nov 22, 1963: Part 1 (1992) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange" - uncredited)
 1987 Dirty Dancing (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1985 Mischief (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1984 Arena (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Everly Brothers: Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange" - uncredited)
 1973 Badlands ("LOVE IS STRANGE")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1965) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1948 Melody Time (performer: "Blame It on the Samba")
 1946 Easy to Wed (performer: "Toca Tu Samba", "Bonecu de Pixe")
 1945 George White's Scandals (performer: "Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)", "Leave Us Leap" - uncredited)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (performer: "I'll Take the High Note" (1943), "By the Waters of Minnetonka: an Indian Love Song" (1914), "Tico-tico no fubá" (1917), "Loch Lomond" - uncredited)
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Trivia:

Organist who toured widely in the 1940s, playing both popular and classical music. See more »

Trademark:

Brightly colored dresses and exotic hats Song "Tico Tico"

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Sagittarius

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