Robert Alda Biography (1914-1986)

Born Alphonso Giovanni Giuseppe Roberto D'Abruzzo, February 26, 1914, in NewYork, NY; died in Los Angeles, May 3, 1986; son of Anthony (a barber) and Frances (Tumillo) D'Abruzzo; married Joan Browne (divorced); married Flora Marino (an architectural draughtsman); children: Alan (an actor).

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
February 26, 1914
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
May 3, 1986
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Singer, Charlie Ahearn and His Millionaires,RKO Theatre, NY,1933.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Sky Masterson, Guys and Dolls, 46th Street Theatre, 1950.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
  • Appeared in stock engagements in the Catskills, 1935-40, in such plays as: Waiting for Lefty; Golden Boy; Of Mice and Men; Men in White; Three Men ona Horse; Love from a Stranger; Tobacco Road; Boy Meets Girl; Room Service; The Jazz Singer; The Postman Always Rings Twice; The Time of Your Life.
  • There Goes the Bride, La Jolla Playhouse, CA, 1947.
  • The Male Animal, Beverly, MA, 1948.
  • Sky Masterson, Guys and Dolls, Royal Nevada Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, 1955.
  • Chris, Harbor Lights, Playhouse, NY, 1956.
  • Al Manheim, What Makes Sammy Run, 54th Street Theatre, NY, 1964.
  • Arthur Gordon, My Daughter, Your Son, Booth Theatre, NY, 1969.
  • Walter Burns, The Front Page, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NY, 1970.
  • Benjamin Stone, Follies, Westchester Country Playhouse, NY, 1973.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Singer, Charlie Ahearn and His Millionaires, RKO vaudeville circuit, U.S.cities, 1934.
  • burlesque houses, U.S. cities, 1935-40.
  • A Hollywood Review, U.S. cities, 1949-50.
  • La Padrona di Raggio di Luna, Italian, Sicilian cities, 1955-56.
  • Roger the VI, U.S. cities, 1957.
  • Fair Game and Three Men on a Horse, U.S. cities, 1958.
  • Can-Can, U.S. cities, 1963.
  • Benjamin Stone, Follies, U.S. cities, 1973.
  • The Sunshine Boys, U.S. cities, 1974-75.
  • Burlesque, U.S.A., U.S. cities, 1980-81.
  • FILM DEBUT--George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, 1945.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • The Beast with Five Fingers, 1946.
  • The Man I Love, 1946.
  • Tommy Jones, Cinderella Jones, 1946.
  • Cloak and Dagger, 1946.
  • Nora Prentiss, 1947.
  • April Showers, 1948.
  • Homicide, 1949.
  • Tarzan and the Slave Girl, 1950.
  • Two Gals and a Guy, 1951.
  • Mr. Universe, 1951.
  • Beautiful but Dangerous, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
  • Imitation of Life, Universal, 1959.
  • Cleopatra's Daughter, 1960.
  • The Girl Who Knew too Much, 1969.
  • Night Flight from Moscow (also known as The Serpent), 1973.
  • House of Exorcism, 1975.
  • I Will, I Will... For Now, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.
  • Bittersweet Love, Avco Embassy, 1976.
  • Also, Toto e Peppino divisi a Berlino; Paura; Cagliostro; Hollywood Varieties.
  • TELEVISION DEBUT--Alda and Henry, 1937.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • By Popular Demand, CBS, 1950.
  • The Milton Berle Show, 1950-51.
  • What's Your Bid, Dumont, 1953.
  • Personality Puzzle, ABC, 1953.
  • The Robert Alda Show, 1953.
  • Can-Do, NBC, 1956.
  • Dr. Dan Lewis, Supertrain, NBC, 1976.
  • Also, Secret File; U.S.A. 5.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Your Story Theatre, Dumont, 1951.
  • M*A*S*H, CBS.
  • The Invisible Man, NBC.
  • Rhoda, CBS.
  • Fame, syndicated.
  • Code Red, ABC.
  • Days of Our Lives, 1981.
  • Police Story.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Perfect Gentlemen, 1978.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO APPEARANCES
  • Appeared regularly on radio between 1934-38.
  • Writings;BOOKS
  • (With Flora Marino) 99 Ways to Cook Pasta, 1980.

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