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Vaughn Monroe

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Born: 1911/10/07
Birth Place: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: 1973/05/21
Years Active: 1940-1963
Genres: Big Band, Traditional Pop

Vaughn Wilton Monroe (October 7, 1911 – May 21, 1973) was an American baritone singer, trumpeter and big band leader and actor, most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Monroe was born in Akron, Ohio and graduated from Jeannette High School in Pennsylvania in 1929 where he was senior class president and voted "most likely to succeed." After high school, he attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he was an active member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Singer Vaughn Monroe's road to stardom went through Jeannette - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He formed a band in Boston in 1940 and became its principal vocalist. He also wrote a number of songs ranging from "Army Song" to less known ones... Continue Bio >>

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