Russ COLUMBO Singer/actor Legend signed photo 8 "X 10

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  • Sold Date: Mar 24, 2009
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Offering an original 8" X 10" black & white glossy PORTRAIT of the notable Hollywood legend RUSS COLUMBO ..(1908-1934)....... .He has inscribed and hand signed the photo in black ink :

" To Nathan Sincerely RUSS COLUMBO"

From Wikipedia :

Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Colombo (January 14, 1908 – September 2, 1934), better known as Russ Columbo , was an American singer , violinist and actor , most famous for his signature tune, "You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love," his compositions "Prisoner of Love" and "Too Beautiful For Words", and the legend surrounding his early death.

Columbo was born in Camden, New Jersey , the twelfth child of Italian immigrant parents, Nicola and Giulia (Julia) Colombo. He started playing the violin while still very young, and debuted professionally at the age of 13. He left high school at 17 to travel with various bands around the country. He sang and played violin in numerous nightclubs .

By 1928, at the age of 20, Columbo began to participate in motion pictures, including a Vitaphone short in which Columbo appeared with Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra. Eventually, he did obtain some feature work in front of the camera, but he slowed down his activities in cinema to pursue other interests.

Columbo tried to run a nightclub for a while, but the venture
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