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Birth Name: Thurl Ravenscroft
Born: 02/06/1914
Birth Place: Norfolk, Nebraska, USA
Death Place: Fullerton, California, USA
Died: 05/22/2005

Born in Norfolk, Neb., Ravenscroft moved to California in 1933 to study art. By the mid-1930s he was appearing regularly on radio, first on a program titled "Goose Creek Parson", and in the late 1930s, he appeared on the "The Kraft Music Hall" with Bing Crosby, singing backup in a group called the Paul Taylor Choristers. After military service during World War II--he was employed by the War Department as a civilian contract airline pilot. Flew mainly high profile courier missions across the Atlantic and Pacific, among them Bob Hope and Winston Churchhill--he returned to Hollywood, where he sang with the Mellomen, a group that performed with Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Elv... Continue Bio >>

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