Nick Apollo Forte

Nick Apollo Forte (born Nicola Antonio Forte, June 14, 1938 in Waterbury, Connecticut), is an American musician and actor.wikipedia
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1984 in film

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Allen cast the singer as Lou Canova in his 1984 film Broadway Danny Rose.

Broadway Danny Rose

Allen cast the singer as Lou Canova in his 1984 film Broadway Danny Rose.
The film stars Allen as the titular character, as well as Mia Farrow and Nick Apollo Forte.

Waterbury, Connecticut

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Nick Apollo Forte (born Nicola Antonio Forte, June 14, 1938 in Waterbury, Connecticut), is an American musician and actor.

Lady of Spain

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At age 12, Forte won a local talent contest playing "Lady of Spain" on piano.

Della Reese

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At 18, he got his first break playing second billing to Della Reese at the famed Apollo Theatre; this led him to change his performing name to "Nick Apollo Forte" and drop out of high school to pursue a music career.

Apollo Theatre

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At 18, he got his first break playing second billing to Della Reese at the famed Apollo Theatre; this led him to change his performing name to "Nick Apollo Forte" and drop out of high school to pursue a music career.

Woody Allen

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After many years of Forte singing in lounges and producing and distributing his own records, a casting agent for Woody Allen discovered one of Forte's albums, Images, in a record store on Broadway.

Johnny Carson

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Forte also appeared on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show on February 16, 1984.

James Coco

Although the show was tailor-made for Forte, the program was beset by problems, and he was replaced by James Coco.

The Ellen Burstyn Show

(The pilot aired on CBS on June 23, 1984, but did not sell.) Forte returned to working lounges, but has made a few screen appearances in subsequent years: a guest spot on The Ellen Burstyn Show in 1987 and the Showtime series Billions in 2016 -- both times (as in Broadway Danny Rose) basically playing himself.

Showtime (TV network)

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(The pilot aired on CBS on June 23, 1984, but did not sell.) Forte returned to working lounges, but has made a few screen appearances in subsequent years: a guest spot on The Ellen Burstyn Show in 1987 and the Showtime series Billions in 2016 -- both times (as in Broadway Danny Rose) basically playing himself.

Billions (TV series)

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(The pilot aired on CBS on June 23, 1984, but did not sell.) Forte returned to working lounges, but has made a few screen appearances in subsequent years: a guest spot on The Ellen Burstyn Show in 1987 and the Showtime series Billions in 2016 -- both times (as in Broadway Danny Rose) basically playing himself.

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

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He is well known for his radio commercials for Goodyear Tires.