Guido Deiro

Guido Deiro

Born Sep 1, 1886

Count Guido Pietro Deiro was a famous vaudeville star, international recording artist, composer and teacher. He was the first piano-accordionist to appear on big-time vaudeville, records, radio and the screen. Guido usually performed under the stage-name "Deiro".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Guido Deiro.


1886 Birth Born in 1886.


1908 22 Years Old His success as a performer led the Ronco-Vercelli accordion company in Italy to ask him to demonstrate their new piano-accordions at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 1908. … Read More
1910 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1910 he was discovered by an agent for the Orpheum Vaudeville Circuit.
1911 25 Years Old In addition to playing the popular hits of the day and light classical and operatic fare, Deiro composed his own original compositions. In 1911, Deiro wrote the hit song Kismet. … Read More
1914 28 Years Old Deiro was married four times. His second marriage, in 1914, was to a young vaudeville star and sex symbol, Mae West (later to become a film star). … Read More


1920 34 Years Old They officially divorced in 1920. … Read More


1935 49 Years Old Deiro continued to play vaudeville shows until at least 1935 and performed on two world tours, although after 1929, he traveled less and focused his career on the west coast of the United States. … Read More


1947 61 Years Old He became ill in 1947, and died of congestive heart failure in 1950. … Read More
1950 64 Years Old Died in 1950.
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