Robert Alda
Biographical Information
Born February 26th, 1914
New York City, New York, United States
Died May 3rd, 1986
Los Angeles, California, United States
Productions Cinderella Jones as Tommy Coles
Hollywood Varieties as Master of Ceremonies
Guys and Dolls as Sky Masterson (original Broadway cast)
What Makes Sammy Run? as Al Manhaim
Recordings Cinderella Jones (film soundtrack)
Guys and Dolls (original cast recording)
Robert Alda Sings Romance of Rome
What Makes Sammy Run? (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Baritone

Robert Alda was an American actor.


Born Alphonso D'Abruzzo in New York City, Alda began his show business career as a singer and dancer in burlesque and vaudeville, and later was cast as George Gershwin in his first motion picture, Rhapsody in Blue, in 1945.

Alda would go on to appear in a number of films, including the adventure picture Tarzan and the Slave Girl, and the comedy Two Gals and a Guy, whilst his sons Alan and Antony became actors too.

Alda passed away in 1986.


Alda sang a number of times on stage and screen, in his second film Cinderella Jones and as the Master of Ceremonies in Hollywood Varieties, singing the self-penned "Be There My Love".

Alda's most notable singing role was Sky Masterson in the original Guys and Dolls, in which he sang the classic "Luck Be a Lady". He later appeared in the musical What Makes Sammy Run? in the role of Al Manhaim, and released two easty listening albums, Robert Alda Sings Romance of Rome and Love Under Italian Skies.


Cinderella Jones (1946)Edit

  • If You're Waitin' I'm Waitin' Too (contains solo lines)
  • Cinderella Jones
  • You Never Know Where You're Goin' Till You Get There

Hollywood Varieties (1950)Edit

  • Be There My Love (solo)


Guys and Dolls (1950)(originated the role)Edit

  • I'll Know (duet)
  • My Time of Day (solo)
  • I've Never Been in Love Before (duet)
  • Luck Be a Lady (contains solo lines)
  • Guys and Dolls (reprise)

What Makes Sammy Run? (1964)(originated the role)Edit

  • A New Pair of Shoes (duet)
  • You Help Me (duet)
  • Lights! Camera! Platitude! (contains solo lines)
  • Maybe Some Other Time (duet)


Robert Alda Sings Romance of Rome (1957)Edit

  • Roman Guitar (Chittara Romana)(solo)
  • Just Say I Love Her (Dicitincells Vuiel)(solo)
  • Santa Lucia (solo)
  • Anama E Core (solo)
  • Neapolitan Nights (O, Night Of Splendor)(solo)
  • Sorrento (solo)
  • Souvenir D'Italie (solo)
  • Vieni Su ("In My Heart")(solo)
  • I Only Know I Love You (Na Voce Na Chittara)(solo)
  • Mattinata (solo)
  • I Have But One Heart (O, Marinariello) (solo)
  • Arrivederci Roma (solo)

Love Under Italian SkiesEdit

  • Strada N'Fosa (Street In The Rain)(solo)
  • Bolero (All My Love)(solo)
  • Luna San Remese (Moon Of San Remo)(solo)
  • Te Voglio Bene (Tanto Tanto)(solo)
  • Domino (solo)
  • Oh Marie (solo)
  • Come Prima (For The First Time)(solo)
  • Luna Rossa (Blushing Moon)(solo)
  • Passing By (solo)
  • Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget)(solo)
  • Tre Volte Baciama (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, And Kiss Me)(solo)
  • O Sarracino (The Vagabond Lover)(solo)

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