Ray Ventura

Active - 1932 - 1963  |   Born - Apr 16, 1908   |   Died - Jan 1, 1979   |   Genres - Comedy, Musical

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

From the '30s through the early '40s, Ray Ventura was a popular bandleader in France. He then launched a film career appearing with his band or alone. In the late '40s, he began producing light musicals and then moved on to more weighty material.