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Ethel Smith (I) (1902–1996)


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 returned to the United States during WWII, and "Tico Tico" ("Tico Tico no Fubá", the Brazilian title) became a major hit in New York and across the country. She was asked to ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 93) in Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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Bathing Beauty Ethel Smith - Music Teacher
(1944)
Easy to Wed Ethel Smith - Organ Player
(1946)
Twice Blessed Ethel Smith - Organist
(1945)
Melody Time Ethel Smith - Organist
(1948)

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 1970 The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker
Blowsy Lady at Pinball Machine (uncredited)
 1967 C'mon, Let's Live a Little
An' Effel
 1948 Blame It on the Samba (Short)
Organ Player
 1948 Melody Time
Ethel Smith - Organist
 1946 Easy to Wed
Ethel Smith - Organ Player
 1946 Cuban Pete
Ethel Smith
 1945 George White's Scandals
Hit Parade Swing Organist
 1945 Twice Blessed
Ethel Smith - Organist
 1944 Bathing Beauty
Ethel Smith - Music Teacher
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Trivia:

Organist who toured widely in the 1940s, playing both popular and classical music. See more »

Trademark:

Brightly colored dresses and exotic hats Song "Tico Tico"

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