Tommy Leonetti

Tommy Leonetti

Actor and Singer
Born Sep 10, 1929

Tommy Leonetti was an American pop singer-songwriter and actor of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In Australia his most famous song was "My City of Sydney" and was used by the Australian TV channel ATN7 in Sydney for station identification into the 1980s. In America he achieved greater success as a songwriter for movies and Broadway plays.… Read More

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1929 Birth Tommy Leonetti was born Nicola Tomaso Lionetti in Bergen County, New Jersey in 1929. He married the American actress Cindy Robbins and was stepfather to her daughter, Kimberly Beck. They lived in Sydney, Australia, in the 1960s and 1970s before returning to America. Married in 1958 to Patricia Quinn (later "Alice" in the 1968 film Alice's Restaurant) and divorced in 1964 (no children). … Read More


1954 24 Years Old He also had a minor hit with his version of "I Cried" which reached number 30 in 1954. … Read More


1968 38 Years Old 1 More Event
While in Australia, Leonetti hosted his own talk-show from 1968 to 1970 for ATN-7, and provided the basis for the parody character Norman Gunston (according to creator Garry McDonald).
1969 39 Years Old According to Garry McDonald, the character of Norman Gunston and his television show were initially devised as a parody of Leonetti's late-night Sydney TV variety show, "The Tommy Leonetti Show", hosted by Leonetti from 1969 to 1970. … Read More


1979 50 Years Old Leonetti died in 1979 in Houston, Texas, of cancer, at the age of 50. … Read More
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