Russ Columbo Net Worth

Russ Columbo Net Worth is
$4 Million

Russ Columbo Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Colombo (January 14, 1908 – September 2, 1934), 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.

Full NameRuss Columbo
Date Of BirthJanuary 14, 1908, Camden, New Jersey, United States
DiedSeptember 2, 1934, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Place Of BirthCamden, New Jersey, USA
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor, Music Department
ParentsNicola Colombo, Giulia Colombo
AlbumsBeyond Patina Jazz Masters Russ Columbo
MoviesWolf Song
Star SignCapricorn
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933)$7,500 /week
1After Russ Columbo's death, his girlfriend, actress Carole Lombard, and his friends got together and staged an elaborate subterfuge (similar to the plot of the recent film "Good Bye, Lenin!") to keep Columbo's mother from finding out that her son had died, since they thought the news would kill her. The secret campaign, which included making and sending her false reports of what he was supposedly doing and what was happening to him career-wise, continued until Lombard's own early death in 1942.
2The circumstances of Russ Columbo's sudden death, if true, constitute one of the most freakish freak accidents ever brought to popular attention. The story as it is most frequently given runs thus: Columbo was visiting the studio of a photographer friend when the friend, in lighting a cigarette, lit the match by striking it against the wooden stock of an antique French dueling pistol. The flame set off a long-forgotten charge in the gun, and a lead pistol ball was fired. The pistol ball ricocheted off a nearby table and hit Columbo in the forehead, killing him almost instantly. All this took place in about ten seconds.
3Universal once considered him for the role of Gaylord Ravenal when their 1930s film version of Show Boat (1936) was still in the discussion stages, but his death ended the speculation.
4Singer Russ Columbo, a major romantic idol in the early 1930s, was in the midst of a highly publicized romance with Carole Lombard (which her studio was said to have strongly opposed) when he was killed in a bizarre shooting "accident" at the age of 26. In 1955, popular recording star Alan Dale was approached by producers planning a film based on the life of Russ Columbo. It had long been noted that Dale's voice had a quality reminiscent of the ill-fated singer's, and in view of the dramatic and tragic events in Columbo's life, such a movie seemed like a good bet. For some mysterious reason the project never materialized.
5Interred at Forest Lawn (Glendale), Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Vespers, to the left of the Last Supper Window.
6His mother was gravely ill at the time of his death and was never told of it. She lived the next ten years believing that he was alive, her husband writing her letters as Russ -- telling her of his life and continuing success in the movies.
7Linked romantically to Carole Lombard at the time of his death.


Boardwalk Empire2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Magic in the Moonlight2014writer: "You Call It Madness But I Call It Love"
Crazy Love2007/IDocumentary writer: "You Call It Madness But I Call It Love"
King of California2007writer: "Let's Pretend There's A Moon"
Romance & Cigarettes2005writer: "Prisoner of Love"
The Sopranos1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
In Too Deep1990writer: "PRISONER OF LOVE"
Raging Bull1980music: "Prisoner of Love" 1931 / performer: "Prisoner of Love" 1931
The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special1977TV Special writer: "Prisoner of Love"
Where the Action Is1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
The T.A.M.I. Show1964Documentary music: "Prisoner of Love"
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1958-1959TV Series music - 2 episodes
Jazz Party1958TV Series writer - 1 episode
Show Time at the Apollo1955TV Series music - 1 episode
Wake Up and Dream1934lyrics: "Let's Pretend There's a Moon", "Too Beautiful for Words", "When You're in Love" / music: "Let's Pretend There's a Moon", "Too Beautiful for Words", "When You're in Love" / performer: "Wake Up and Dream", "Let's Pretend There's a Moon", "Too Beautiful for Words", "When You're in Love"
Moulin Rouge1934"Coffee in the Morning and Kisses in the Night", uncredited
Going Hollywood1933writer: "You Call It Madness But I Call It Love" 1931 - uncredited
Broadway Thru a Keyhole1933performer: "You Are My Past, Present and Future", "I Love You Pizzicato"
That Goes Double1933Short music: "Prisoner of Love", "You Call it Madness" / performer: "Prisoner of Love", "You Call it Madness", "My Love"
Night World1932music: "Prisoner of Love" - uncredited
Hell Bound1931writer: "Is It Love?"
Dynamite1929performer: "How Am I to Know" 1929 - uncredited


Wake Up and Dream1934Paul Scotti
Moulin Rouge1934Russ Columbo
Broadway Thru a Keyhole1933Clark Brian
That Goes Double1933ShortRuss Columbo
Hell Bound1931
The Texan1930Singing Cowboy at Campfire (uncredited)
Dynamite1929Singing Mexican Prisoner (uncredited)
Street Girl1929Violinist - Gus Arnheim and His Ambassaors (uncredited)
Wonder of Women1929uncredited
The Wolf Song1929Ambrosio Guiterrez

Music Department

Film Vodvil: Bobby Byrne and Orchestra1946Short composer: song "Prisoner of Love"
A Notorious Gentleman1935composer: stock music - uncredited


Hello Sister1930


Gus Arnheim and His Ambassadors1928ShortHimself / Vocalist (uncredited)
Gus Arnheim and His Ambassador Hotel Orchestra1927ShortHimself - Vocalist (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage1983DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood My Home Town1965DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 15, No. 41935Documentary shortHimself
Hollywood on Parade No. B-51933ShortHimself (uncredited)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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