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Guy Albert Lombardo Edit Profile

band leader

Guy Albert Lombardo, Canadian band leader.

Background

Lombardo, Guy Albert was born on June 19, 1902 in London, Ontario, Canada. Son of Guy and Lena (Paladine) Lombardo.

Education

Student St. Peter’s London, Ontario, 1909-1920. Doctor of Music, U. Western Ontario, 1971.

Career

Came to the United States, 1923. Musician, 1916-1977; began radio broadcasting in the United States, 1924. Played at important theatres and hotels throughout United States and Canada.

Well known recording artist. Appeared in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial and Paramount Pictures. Producer musical Arabian Nights, Jones Beach, New York, 1954-1955, Around the World in 80 Days, Jones Beach, 1963-1964, Mardi Gras, Jones Beach, 1965, 66, Hawaiian Museum Paradise Island, summer 1961, Arabian Nights, 1967, South Pacific, 1968-1969, Sound of Music, 1970-1971, The King and I, 1971-1972, Carousel, 1972-1973, Fiddler on the Roof, 1973-1974, Oklahoma, 1974-1975.

Appeared New York World’s Fair, 1964-1965. Accorded recognition from 1930 by radio editors of the United States and Canada as being outstanding orchestra leader. Secretary American Power Boat Association Winner Gold Cup Speedboat Race and National Sweepstakes, 1946, all American speedboat trophies including National Championship 1946, 47, 48, President’s Cup, 1955.

Also music publisher.

Connections

Married Lilliebell Glenn, September 9, 1926.

father:
Guy Lombardo

mother:
Lena (Paladine) Lombardo

spouse:
Lilliebell Glenn