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Bobby Rydell (1942–2022)


Part of the Philadelphia music scene which also spawned Frankie Avalon and Fabian, Rydell was undoubtedly the most talented of the teen idols. After a number of song hits, including "Wild One" and "Volare", he starred in Bye Bye Birdie (1963) before hitting the nightclub circuit. He still appears regularly on "oldies" shows, although he hasn't had... See full bio »

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Known For

Bye Bye Birdie Hugo Peabody
(1963)
The Danny Thomas Show Bobby Phillips
(1960)
Because They're Young Self - Vocalist ("Swingin School")
(1960)
Vegas Soundtrack

Filmography

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 2016/III The Comedian
Bobby Rydell
 1987 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Bobby Rydell
- 62 Pick Up (1987) ... Bobby Rydell
 1975 That Lady from Peking
Buddy Foster
 1972 Marco Polo Jr.
Marco Polo Junior (voice)
 1966 Clown Alley (TV Movie)
Seltzer Water Clown
 1966 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Regular (1966)
 1961-1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Cousin Zeke Kadiddlehopper / Cousin Goody / Ticklish Tilford (Oliver Twist Parody) / ...
- Loco Boy Makes Good (1965) ... Cousin Goody
- The Most Sappy Fella (1964) ... Cousin Zeke Kadiddlehopper
- Oliver Twist Parody or the Goon and Sixpence (1964) ... Ticklish Tilford (Oliver Twist Parody)
- The Bachelor and the Boobyhatcher (1963) ... Cousin Zeke Kadiddlehopper
- Frontier Coward (1963) ... Billy the Kid
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Mickey Shay
- The Duel (1964) ... Mickey Shay
 1963 Rockabye the Infantry (TV Movie)
Private Gifford Tyler
 1963 Swingin' Together (TV Movie)
Bobby Day
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Bobby Day
- Swingin' Together (1963) ... Bobby Day
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie
Hugo Peabody
 1960 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Bobby Phillips
- The Singing Delinquent (1960) ... Bobby Phillips
Show Show Soundtrack (19 credits)
Show Show Self (68 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single (#4): "Forget Him" (Cameo Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »


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Linda J Hoffman  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

Since 1985, he has toured on-and-off in the "Now and Then" nostalgia show with fellow former Philly teen idols Fabian and Frankie Avalon. See more »

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