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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 »


(age 93) in Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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 2018 Arena (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Make Me Up! (2018) ... (writer: "March of the Women")
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 6: Pitbull Night (2014) ... (writer: "Back in Time")
 2008 Schlaflos in Oldenburg (TV Movie) (writer: "Love is strange")
 1948 Melody Time (performer: "Blame It on the Samba")
 1946 Easy to Wed (performer: "Toca Tu Samba", "Bonecu de Pixe")
 1945 George White's Scandals (performer: "Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)", "Leave Us Leap" - uncredited)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (performer: "I'll Take the High Note" (1943), "By the Waters of Minnetonka: an Indian Love Song" (1914), "Tico-tico no fubá" (1917), "Loch Lomond" - uncredited)
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Known as the "Your Hit Parade" organist, she supplied music for the program for many years. Your Hit Parade was a popular program on both radio and TV. Each show would feature the top 10 musical "hits" of the week as defined by record sales. See more »


Brightly colored dresses and exotic hats Song "Tico Tico"

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