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Mel Tormé

Highest Rated:   80% The Patsy (1964)
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"The velvet fog" was a professional singer at three, a radio personality at four, a published composer at 15, and a film actor at 18. Coming to Hollywood as a drummer in the Chico Marx Band, Mel Tormé made his film debut as a singing/dancing house servant in Higher and Higher (1943). While his celebrity status was assured with his oft-recorded ballad "The Christmas Song," Tormé remained a supporting actor throughout the 1940s in films like Junior Miss (1947) and Good News (1950). His dramatic ability was first tapped in the 1957 Playhouse 90 television drama, The Comedian, in which he played the jellyfish younger brother of dictatorial TV comic Mickey Rooney. Tormé then went on to play a villain in the inexpensive crime flick Girls Town (1957), before reverting to good guy and best friend assignments. Motion pictures have never really been Tormé's priority: he's been too busy writing songs, recording albums, and penning biographies of such contemporaries as Judy Garland and Buddy Rich. In the 1980s, Mel Tormé was a frequent guest star on the TV sitcom Night Court, an offshoot of the well-publicized fact that Tormé was the idol of that series star, Harry Anderson.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Legendary Christmas
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Judy Garland - Judy Duets
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet George Shearing - Swing Era
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Music Clips from the Swing Years - Lullaby of Broadway
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Jazz Legends - The Vocalists
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet George Shearing: Swing Era
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet TV's First Music Videos - The Snader Telescriptions
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Harold Arlen: Somewhere over the Rainbow
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Magic of Christmas
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Words and Music
  • Guest Star
1998
No Score Yet Buddy Rich: Jazz Legend: 1917-1987
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Buddy Rich: Jazz Legend, Volume 2 - 1970-1987
  • Narrator
1994
No Score Yet Buddy Rich: Jazz Legend, Volume 1 - 1917-1970
  • Narrator
1994
57% The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
  • Himself
1991
No Score Yet Mel Torme Special
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Mel Torme - Standing Room Only
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
  • Daffy Duck (Gesang)
1988
No Score Yet Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Pray TV
  • Himself
1982
No Score Yet Mel Torme and Della Reese in Concert
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet A Man Called Adam
  • Himself
1966
80% The Patsy
  • Himself
1964
No Score Yet Jazz Casual: Mel Torme
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet Judy Garland Christmas Show
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Judy Garland Show - Featuring Mel Torme, Diahann Carroll and Jack Jones
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Horace Silver - Song For My Father
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet Walk like a Dragon
  • The Deacon
1960
No Score Yet Girls Town (The Innocent and the Damned)
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet The Fearmakers
  • Barney Bond
1959
No Score Yet Comedian
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Golden Age of TV Dramas
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Duchess of Idaho
  • Cyril
1950
No Score Yet So Dear to My Heart
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet Good News
  • Danny
1947
No Score Yet Higher and Higher
  • Marty
1943
No Score Yet Jo Stafford Show
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Guest

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