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Al Jarvis (1909–1970)

Actor, songwriter ("Make Believe Ballroom"), author and disc jockey, educated at the University of Southern California and a member of the Pasadena Community Playhouse. He joined ASCAP in 1954, and his chief musical collaborators included Johnny Mercer and Leo Diamond. His other popular-song compositions included "Shtiggy Boom". See full bio »

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Known For

The Phantom Planet Judge Eden
Make Believe Ballroom Al Jarvis - Disc Jockey
The Twonky Mailman


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (6 credits)
 1961 The Phantom Planet
Judge Eden
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
- Outrage at Pawnee Bend (1961) ... Davy
 1953 The Twonky
 1949 Hollywood on Television (TV Series)
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom
Al Jarvis - Disc Jockey
 1945 Dream (TV Movie)
Al Jarvis
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (2 credits)
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom (based on radio program)
 1949 The Al Jarvis Show (TV Series)
Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom (writer: "Make Believe Ballroom")
Hide Hide Show Show Self (4 credits)
 1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
- Dance Contest (1961) ... Self
 1955 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
Self - radio and TV disc jockey
- Frankie Laine (1955) ... Self - radio and TV disc jockey
 1949-1952 The Al Jarvis Show (TV Series)
Self - Host
- Episode dated 9 May 1952 (1952) ... Self - Host
- Episode #1.24 (1949) ... Self - Host
 1947 Squeaky Mulligan, the Talking Cat (TV Series)
Self - Host
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
 2021 Hollywood Insider (TV Series)
 2018 Betty White: First Lady of Television (TV Movie documentary)

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Al Jarvis was one of the first radio disc jockeys in Los Angeles.

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