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Overview (3)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Birth NameEthel Goldsmith

Mini Bio (1)

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 Tico" became a major hit in New York and across the country. She was asked to appear in several films, and made enough money to live well. She eventually concentrated more on acting, appearing in a number of plays. She did not have any children and died following a progressive illness.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Meredith Peruzzi <meredith@amanita.net>

Spouse (3)

Ralph Bellamy (1945 - 1947) (divorced)
Roy Atwell (1916 - 1936) (divorced) (1 child)
Mr. Spiro (? - ?) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Brightly colored dresses and exotic hats Song "Tico Tico"

Trivia (3)

Organist who toured widely in the 1940s, playing both popular and classical music.
Spoke French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian
Known as the "Your Hit Parade" organist, she supplied music for the program for many years. Your Hit Parade was a popular program on both radio and TV. Each show would feature the top 10 musical "hits" of the week as defined by record sales.

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