Muzzy Marcellino

Muzzy Marcellino

actor, music department, additional crew

Muzzy Marcellino was born on Nov 27, 1912 in USA. Muzzy Marcellino's big-screen debut came with The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi directed by Edwin L. Marin in 1933, strarring Band Member. Muzzy Marcellino is known for Wait Until Dark directed by Terence Young, Audrey Hepburn stars as Susy Hendrix and Alan Arkin as Roat. The upcoming new movie Muzzy Marcellino plays is Wait Until Dark which will be released on Oct 26, 1967.

Originally trained on violin and guitar, Marcellino started on the music scene as a teenager with the Lofner-Harris band, based at the Hotel St.Francis in San Francisco. When Ted Fio Rito became the hotel's resident bandleader in 1932, Marcellino joined him and eventually doubled up as guitarist and lead male vocalist. During his six years with the band, he featured in a number of motion pictures, including Les Gaietés du collège (1933). In 1938, Marcellino launched his own dance orchestra, operating almost exclusively on the West Coast, with long residencies at the Hollywood Florentine Gardens. His star female vocalist was future film actress Gloria DeHaven.In the late 1940's, he reduced the size of his band, touring Reno and Las Vegas before joining Art Linkletter's variety program House Party (1952) as its musical director, a tenure which lasted until the show's cancellation in 1969. Marcellino had another string to his bow: his amazing talent at whistling (used only sparsely for novelty numbers during his big band days) which came to be effectively employed in TV ads, numbers written for Disney's 'Mickey Mouse Club' as well as motion pictures. In addition to the theme from Écrit dans le ciel (1954), he is best known for his whistling on Ennio Morricone's classic western theme of Le Bon, la brute, le truand (1966).

  • Birthday

    Nov 27, 1912
  • Place of Birth

    San Francisco, California, USA

Known For

Movies & TV Shows