Lou Monte Poster


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Born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Died in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA  (emphysema)
Birth NameLouis Scaglione

Mini Bio (1)

Lou Monte was born on April 2, 1917 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Louis Scaglione. He died on June 12, 1989 in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA.

Trivia (2)

Italian-American singer/comedian, raised in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. His greatest popularity was in the 1950s and early 1960s. His biggest hits were "Darktown Strutters Ball" (RCA Victor: 1953), the popular Christmas novelty "Dominick the Donkey" (Roulette: 1960), and "Pepino, the Italian Mouse" (Reprise: 1962). His successful albums included "Songs for Pizza Lovers," "Lou Monte Sings for You" (both RCA Victor: 1958), "Italian Houseparty" (RCA Victor: 1959), and "The Mixed-Up Bull from Palermo and 0ther Italian Fun Songs" (Reprise: 1964).
Contributed the Lou Monte, Jr., Leukemia Research Laboratory to the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. This was done as a memorial to his elder son, who died of the disease at the age of only 21.

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