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Dean Torrence

Dean Torrence was one half of the popular 1960s "surf music" singing duo "Jan & Dean", who enjoyed chart success with songs including "Surf City", "Little Old Lady from Pasadena", "Popsicle", "Dead Mans Curve", "Drag City" and "Ride the Wild Surf". Torrence met future singing partner Jan Berry at University High School in West Los Angeles and they ... See full bio »

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On the Run
On the Run Himself
Surf Scene
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The T.A.M.I. Show
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Dream Girl of '67 Himself - Bachelor Judge


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 1984 Scrooge's Rock 'N' Roll Christmas (TV Movie)
Magic Snow Globe Singer / Partier
 1966 Jan & Dean: On the Run (TV Movie)
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Guest Vocalist
- Junior's Bustin' Out All Over (1965) ... Guest Vocalist
 1963 Redigo (TV Series)
- Papa-San (1963)
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Other Works:

Single: Sang lead (uncredited) on The Beach Boys' song "Barbara Ann". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jan & Dean | Jan and Dean | Dean

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In 1965, he was about to play the leading role in a movie called Easy Come, Easy Go (1967) with Jan Berry. Due to a train accident during shooting, in which Berry suffered a broken leg, the film was canceled. For Mel Brooks, who also should have starred in the movie, this would have been his on-screen debut. On the casting list was also British comedy star Terry-Thomas. See more »

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