Rudy Vallee
Date of Birth
Jul 28, 1901
Birth Place:
Island Pond, VT


The son of a New England pharmacist, Rudy Vallee developed a proficiency with several musical instruments as a child. After being booted out of the Navy for lying about his age (he was 16), Vallee attended the University of Maine and Yale; it was at the latter college that he formed a dance band called the Connecticut Yankees. He spent several years performing at New York's Heigh-Ho club, the name...