George DeWitt
American singer
George DeWitt
George DeWitt, born George Florentine, was a nationally acclaimed singer and comedian. DeWitt was the star of the 1950s musical quiz television program, Name That Tune. The program featured contestants guessing the name of popular tunes from a limited amount of notes. DeWitt utilized his popularity on the TV to become a recording artist for RKO Records. DeWitt was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. DeWitt's given name was George Florentine.
Biography
George DeWitt's personal information overview.
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Edward Jones Huntsville Sprint Triathlon to start at John Hunt Park's cross ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Edmiston is taking over the director reins from George DeWitt, who did a great job the last five years. After 30 years, HiWAAY also decided to bow out, and Edward Jones has stepped forward to sponsor the popular sprint triathlon, which consists of a
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Marine City Hall: New 'friends' are in it for the long haul - New Baltimore Voice Newspapers
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Lepley recognized the workmanship of the building as one designed by George DeWitt Mason in 1884. She had long admired George Dewitt Mason's and Zachariah Rice's work, including the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, the Detroit Opera House and Detroit
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Arts Calendar - Press Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
For musician George DeWitt, 2:30 to 5 pm today. Bowl For Kids Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine, ALLPLaY Family Entertainment Center, Waldoboro. 4 to 5 pm Thursday. Cinco de Mayo celebration, with music, dancing, food and silent auction
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Et Cetera Listings - Press Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
5 pm Country Music Benefit, for musician George DeWitt, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. Donation. 345-3211. 2:30 to 5 pm Dudefest 2011, annual screening of the film "The Big Lebowski" with White Russians on special all night; wear a bathrobe for $3
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of George DeWitt
    FIFTIES
  • 1979
    Age 56
    He died from a heart attack in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details DeWitt was survived by a son, Jay Florentine (a telecommunications executive) from his marriage to actress Claire Kelly.
  • 1974
    Age 51
    DeWitt came out of retirement in 1974, appearing with Dustin Hoffman in the film Lenny, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1959
    Age 36
    DeWitt appeared in the movie A Hole in the Head with Frank Sinatra in 1959, as well as hosting another short-lived TV show called Be Our Guest during the 1960-1961 TV season and guest appearances on television shows such as The Gisele MacKenzie Show, Hawaiian Eye and Surfside Six between 1960-1962.
    More Details Hide Details He spent the rest of the 1960s playing club dates in New York City, Miami Beach, and the Catskills (the Borscht Belt). During the 1970s DeWitt retired from actively performing, choosing to “ghost write” for other comedians.
  • 1957
    Age 34
    The second was titled George DeWitt Sings That Tune, recorded in 1957.
    More Details Hide Details DeWitt could sing well, (Bill Cullen didn't) which was vital to the show's success. CBS dropped the series in the wake of the quiz scandals, even though Name That Tune wasn’t implicated as much as Twenty One or The $64,000 Question. DeWitt made a number of guest appearances on television, including an appearance on the Frank Sinatra variety TV show with the Three Stooges.
  • 1953
    Age 30
    DeWitt soon was playing bigger venues, developing quite an entertainment resume. In September 1953, DeWitt appeared with Sinatra and Bud and CeCe Robinson at the famous Bill Miller's Riviera.
    More Details Hide Details DeWitt was known best as the emcee of the hit TV show Name That Tune. Originally produced by Harry Salter, Name That Tune ran from 1953 to 1959 on NBC and CBS in prime time. The first hosts were Red Benson and Bill Cullen, but George DeWitt became most identified with the show. DeWitt recorded two record albums during the show's run. The first, Name That Tune with George Dewitt was recorded in 1956.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Born
    Born in 1922.
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