Bobby Troup

Bobby Troup

Highest Rated: 75% The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

Lowest Rated: 75% The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

Birthday: Oct 18, 1918

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Actor, composer, and jazz pianist Bobby Troup graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Troup's first musical success was writing the song "Daddy" in 1941, which stayed at number one on the Billboard Best Seller chart for eight weeks; it was subsequently recorded by Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters. Frank Sinatra also recorded his song "Snootie Little Cutie." During World War II, Troup was a Marines Captain on an all-black unit in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Troup's troops built huts, a nightclub, a boxing ring, and formed a jazz band and orchestra. His immensely popular song "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66," was recorded, at different times, by Chuck Berry, Nat King Cole, and The Rolling Stones. Troup wrote the theme song of the 1950s rock and roll movie "The Girl Can't Help It," which was sung by Little Richard. In the mid-1950s, along with Mel Blanc and Johnny Mercer, Troup was a panelist on the quiz show "Musical Chairs," also providing much of the show's music. In 1959, he married singer Julie London and later produced London's hit record "Cry Me a River." As an actor, Troup played the cordial Dr. Joe Early on the 1970s TV series "Emergency!," opposite Julie London and directed by Jack Webb (London's ex-husband). In February, 1999, Troup died at UCLA Medical Center of a massive heart attack.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency: Survival on Charter No. 220 Dr. Joe Early, M.D. (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover Paul Mizener (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency! Joe Early (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet George Freeman (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Number One Harvey Hess (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 0% First to Fight Lt. Overman (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 92% The Five Pennies Artie Schutt (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Cost of Loving Steve Heyward (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bop Girl Robert Hilton (Character) - 1957
75% 69% The Girl Can't Help It Original Music - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency! Dr. Joe Early (Character) 1972-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1977 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam-12 Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Bobby (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Buzzie (Guest Star) 1965 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Vic Connors (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1960

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