Ray Anthony

Musician and Actor

Ray Anthony is an American bandleader, trumpeter, songwriter and actor.

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1922 Birth Born on January 20, 1922.


1940 18 Years Old Anthony was born in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania but moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio, where he studied the trumpet. He played in Glenn Miller's band from 1940–1942 and appeared in the Glenn Miller movie Sun Valley Serenade before joining the U.S. Navy during World War Two. … Read More


1952 30 Years Old He had a #2 chart hit with a remake of the Glenn Miller tune, "At Last", in 1952, the highest charting pop version of the song in the U.S.
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In 1953, Anthony and his orchestra were featured when Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly headlined a summer replacement program for Perry Como's CBS television show.
1955 33 Years Old In 1955 Anthony married his second wife, the sex symbol actress Mamie Van Doren. … Read More
1956 34 Years Old He starred in a short-lived television 1956-1957 variety show, The Ray Anthony Show. … Read More
1957 35 Years Old In 1957, Anthony and his orchestra recorded the soundtrack to the film This Could Be The Night, with vocals performed by Julie Wilson. … Read More
1958 36 Years Old After van Doren filed for divorce in 1958, citing cruelty, they finally divorced in 1960, and Anthony's brief film career ended at about the same time. … Read More
1961 39 Years Old Ray Anthony and his Bookends were active between the 1960s and 1980s, being the most notable single were "Christmas Kisses/Let Me Walk With You", which was released in 1961 under the Capitol Records label. … Read More
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