Contents 1 Early years 2 Career 3 Awards and honors 4 References 5 External links


Early years[edit] Sherwood's parents were Bob and Gail Sherwood. When they lived in Kokomo, Indiana, he operated a movie theater, and Gail Sherwood "organized an orchestra which was among the first ones to play popular syncopated music."[2] Bobby Sherwood began playing banjo with that group when he was 12 years old.[3]


Career[edit] When he was twenty-two, he replaced Eddie Lang as the guitarist for Bing Crosby in 1933 and remained with Crosby until the early 1940s. He worked as a studio musician in Hollywood for MGM.[4] Beginning on October 2, 1940, he was the bandleader for Eddie Cantor's radio program on NBC.[5] During the same year, he was a regular on the Hillman Hour program on KFWB in Los Angeles, California.[6] Sherwood married Dorothy Virginia Gumm, the sister of Judy Garland[4][7], and worked as a bandleader for Garland during sessions at Decca Records. He started a big band that included Dave Pell and Kitty Kallen and signed with Capitol Records. The band's first single, "The Elk's Parade", was a million seller. He dabbled in acting but led his big band through the 1940s.[4] In the mid-1940s, he hosted the radio program Bobby Sherwood Orchestra on the Mutual Broadcasting System.[8] In 1953, he had a daily early morning program on WJZ in New York City.[9] For the latter part of his career, he worked as a disc jockey.[10] Sherwood was a regular performer on The Red Buttons Show on TV in the 1950s. He hosted the DuMont Television Network variety show Stars on Parade (1953–54), was the announcer for DuMont's The Morey Amsterdam Show, and the host for the game show Quick as a Flash from March to May 1953.[11] In the mid-1950s, he was host of Step This Way, a dance-oriented program broadcast on Saturday evenings on WABC-TV in New York City.[12] Sherwood died of cancer January 23, 1981, at his home in Auburn, Massachusetts.[3] His sons Billy and Michael are both musicians, and his nephew is trumpeter Carl Saunders.


Awards and honors[edit] Sherwood has a star at 1825 Vine Street, in the Television section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[13]


References[edit] ^ "Services Set Today for Bobby Sherwood". Ocala Star-Banner. January 26, 1981. Retrieved 3 February 2016.  ^ "Orchestra Leader Son of One-Time Kokomo Residents". Indiana, Kokomo. The Kokomo Tribune. December 28, 1940. p. 2. Retrieved February 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ a b "Bobby Sherwood". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. January 26, 1981. Retrieved 3 February 2016.  ^ a b c Eder, Bruce. "Bobby Sherwood". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 January 2018.  ^ "(untitled brief)". Illinois, Belvidere. Belvidere Daily Republican. September 14, 1940. p. 4.  ^ "Radio Advertisers" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 15, 1940. p. 67. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  ^ Frank, Gerold. "Judy Garland: How it was on the way to Oz". Chicago Tribune. p. 33. Retrieved 3 February 2016.  ^ "New MBS Affiliate" (PDF). Broadcasting. March 27, 1944. p. 69. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  ^ "Coffee & Doughnuts" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 5, 1953. p. 32. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  ^ "'Bobby' Sherwood, band leader, dead". Illinois, Bloomington. The Pantagraph. January 26, 1981. p. 14. Retrieved February 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ "Business Briefly" (PDF). March 2, 1953. p. 9. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  ^ "Step This Way". TV Radio Mirror. 44 (6): 26. November 1955. Retrieved 4 February 2016.  ^ "Bobby Sherwood". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 


External links[edit] Bobby Sherwood on IMDb Bobby Sherwood at the Internet Broadway Database Hoosiers in Hollywood at WhenMoviesWereMovies.com Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: 32184709 LCCN: n88288258 ISNI: 0000 0000 8111 6267 GND: 119003309 SUDOC: 156510456 BNF: cb13899739z (data) MusicBrainz: 159a340d-a743-46a4-8081-5c413d1f11fd SNAC: w6z92wfz Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bobby_Sherwood&oldid=818359250" Categories: 1914 births1981 deathsMale actors from IndianaMusicians from IndianapolisBig band bandleadersJubilee Records artistsSavoy Records artists20th-century American male actors20th-century American musiciansHidden categories: Articles with hCardsInternet Broadway Database person ID same as WikidataArticles with IBDb linksWikipedia articles with VIAF identifiersWikipedia articles with LCCN identifiersWikipedia articles with ISNI identifiersWikipedia articles with GND identifiersWikipedia articles with BNF identifiersWikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiersWikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers


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