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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 December 1944Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
Birth NameElbert Joseph Higgins

Mini Bio (1)

April 29, 2014 Bertie Higgins was born and raised in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and while still in his teens, Bertie met and became a protégé of the actor/directors, Richard Boone and his friend, Burt Reynolds who saw Bertie's writing potential and tutored him in screen writing. His screen writing career would have to wait, however, as he diverted his creative abilities toward the music business. Bertie had been working on a song and that song became Key Largo. After being released on the CBS/SONY label, it blew a hole in the U.S. charts and when it reached number one in the nation, the world took notice and it became an international evergreen. Other hit singles followed like Just Another Day in Paradise and Casablanca. Casablanca became song of the year in all of the Pacific Rim countries and when the CD reached multi platinum status, Bertie became an international recording star literally overnight. He has appeared on all the major network talk and variety shows, was featured as an actor in The Guiding Light as well as The ABC Mystery Movie of the Week and starred in the feature film, Out of Hand. He recently performed in 2012 with Michael Bolton during international and Chinese New Years on two television shows from Beijing. The performances were viewed by and audience of over a billion people worldwide.

Bertie opened an office in Burbank, California in 2004 to pursue his love of film making and to work with his son, Julian Higgins, who was a film student majoring in film direction. After writing several screenplays he decided to form a production company with Julian and they began producing their own projects. The first film was entitled Beast Beneath and was recently released by Entertainment one in early 2012. The next film was entitled, Poker Run. Bertie co-wrote the script, produced, took a role in and supervised the music in the film. It is being distributed domestically and internationally. The next project is entitled, The Colombian Connection, starring Tom Sizemore and it also has domestic and international distribution. The year 2013-14 saw the fourth release entitled, Christmas in Hollywood. Bertie's first family film which he co-produced, co-directed, co-wrote and starred in. He is currently working on a documentary about the creation of Rock and Roll which he is producing. These are the first of many projects forthcoming from Cayo Largo Productions and the company looks forward to a bright future. Bertie has just completed his thirteenth CD entitled, The Very Best of Trop Rock and was released in early 2014. He recently had a number one country single on the UK and European charts.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bertie Higgins

Trivia (6)

Father of Julian Higgins.
Started working as a professional musician at age 11.
Great-great-grandson of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
A former sponge diver.
Was at one time a drummer in the band of Tommy Roe.
Single: Had a #1 hit song, "Key Largo". [1981]

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