Rudy Vallee

Rudy Vallee

Highest Rated: 100% I Remember Mama (1948)

Lowest Rated: 20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1975)

Birthday: Jul 28, 1901

Birthplace: Island Pond, Vermont, USA

An enormously popular singer and bandleader in the 1920s and 1930s, Rudy Vallee went on to have a successful acting career that continued long after his days as a crooner had passed. Vallee began his career as a clarinetist and saxophone player, instruments that would later influence his vocal style. After becoming a singing sensation and host of a popular radio show, Vallee starred in the 1929 film "The Vagabond Lover" in an attempt to cash in on his fame. He appeared in several musicals in the '30s and early '40s, usually playing thinly veiled versions of himself in films like "Sweet Music" or "Time Out for Rhythm" in 1941. Gradually, as his acting improved and his popular persona as a singer began to fade, he was given more challenging roles. He co-starred with Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien in the comedy "Man Alive" in 1945, and had a supporting role in the classic romantic comedy "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer." Vallee, who was especially adept at comedic roles, also performed on Broadway, reprising his stage role in the 1967 musical film "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." He also appeared in the TV series "Batman," and played a supporting part in the 1968 Elvis Presley film "Live a Little, Love a Little." Vallee's music can be heard on the soundtrack of countless films, including "Bonnie and Clyde," the Coen Brothers' period thriller "Miller's Crossing," and the Oliver Stone biography "Nixon," with Anthony Hopkins.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Woman Rock (Character) - 1978
20% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Autograph Hound (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 65% Live a Little, Love a Little Penlow (Character) - 1968
92% 82% How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Jasper B. Biggley (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 31% The Helen Morgan Story Himself (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 16% Gentlemen Marry Brunettes Rudy Vallee (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ricochet Romance Worthington Higgenmacher (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 0% The Admiral Was a Lady Peter Pedigrew (Character) - 1950
63% 48% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend Charles Hingleman (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Is a Freshman John Heaslip (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 41% My Dear Secretary Charles Harris (Character) - 1948
93% 87% Unfaithfully Yours August Henshler (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet So This Is New York Herbert Daley (Character) - 1948
100% 83% I Remember Mama Dr. Johnson (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Wednesday Lynn Sargent (Character) - 1947
89% 57% The Sin of Harold Diddlebock Lynn Sargent (Character) - 1947
75% 78% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Tommy (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fabulous Suzanne Hendrick Courtney Jr. (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Alive Unknown (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky Alfred Monroe (Character) - 1943
97% 82% The Palm Beach Story John D. Hackensacker III (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Out for Rhythm Daniel "Danny" Collins (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 60% Second Fiddle Roger Maxwell (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 12% Gold Diggers in Paris Terry Moore (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Music Skip Houston (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet George White's Scandals Jimmy Martin (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 40% Glorifying the American Girl Himself (Revue Scenes) (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vagabond Lover Rudy Bronson (Character) - 1929

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Joe Flannigan (Character) 1968
93% 78% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1961 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1957 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 1957

QUOTES FROM Rudy Vallee CHARACTERS

John D. Hackensacker III says: I happen to believe that tipping is un-American.

John D. Hackensacker III says: That's one of the tragedies of this life - that the men who are most in need of a beating up are always enormous.

John D. Hackensacker III says: Chivalry is not only dead, it's decomposed.