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Lanny Ross

Lanny Ross

Lanny Ross


Lanny Ross (January 19, 1906 - April 25, 1988) was an American singer, pianist and songwriter. Lancelot Patrick Ross was born in Seattle, Washington and educated at the Juillard School of Music. His career began in radio in 1928 and included a five year run with Annette Hanshaw on the Show Boat program. His recording career began in 1929. Ross went on to success in vaudeville, night clubs and films. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, achieving the rank of Major. Read more on Last.fm
Lanny Ross (January 19, 1906 - April 25, 1988) was an American singer, pianist and songwriter. Lancelot Patrick Ross was born in Seattle, Washington and educated at the Juillard School of Music. His career began in radio in 1928 and included a five year run with Annette Hanshaw on the Show Boat program. His recording career began in 1929. Ross went on to success in vaudeville, night clubs and films.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, achieving the rank of Major. Ross introduced the standard popular song "Stay as Sweet as You Are" (w. Mack Gordon m. Harry Revel) in the 1934 film College Rhythm.

He recorded the song with Nat W. Finston and the Paramount Recording Orchestra in Los Angeles on October 21, 1934. It was released on Brunswick 7318 (matrix LA-247-A) and became Ross' most successful record. He co-wrote the song "Listen to My Heart" with Al J. Neiburg and Abner Silver.

It was performed in the 1939 short film Tempo of Tomorrow by Patricia Gilmore singing with the Richard Himber Orchestra. Ross died in New York City. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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