Song Game: Actors/Singers

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all,

    OK, here's something to ponder.

    How many actors/actresses can you name, who are singers? (name the song)

    How many singers can you name, who are actors/actresses? (name the movie)

    Or, if applicable, name both the song and the movie, or vice versa. :)

    Hmmmm, let's think about this.

    Good luck! Have fun! These could be "one hit wonders", "standards" or etc.


    Diane :p
  2. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I'll start --

    David Soul, Don't Give Up On Us Baby --- mostly an "actor": Starsky & Hutch

    David Naughton, Makin' It -- mostly an "actor"

    And a Two-Fer-------------

    Barbra Streisand -- actor and singer, in the remake of A Star Is Born

    Kris Kristofferson -- actor and singer, in the remake of A Star Is Born

    That's all for now!

    Diane ;)
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  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member


    Scott Bakula, Somewhere in the Night -- actor

    Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman, actor and actress, Moulin Rouge


    I keep thinking thinking thinking of more songs!!!!!!! LOL

    Diane :)
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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, let's see. Bob Hope was primarily a comic. But he could sing a bit. And
    he was a good dancer. You can see him and Jimmy Cagney dance together
    on Youtube. And, of course, he sang and danced in the Lucy episode where
    he got hit on the head at the ballgame. And he sang his theme song everywhere
    he went. Thanks for the Memories (Wikipedia says the correct title is Thanks
    for the Memory.)

    Bob and Shirley Ross sang the song in the movie The Big Broadcast of 1938.
    The lyrics were constantly changed as Hope moved from one venue to

    Irene Dunne was an actor. (She previously was an actress.) But she studied voice
    and piano. Did some singing on Broadway and sang in the movie Showboat. You
    can hear her on Youtube including duets from Showboat with Allan Jones, father
    of Jack.

    Maureen O'Hara had a fine voice. Also on Youtube. I have her on an anthology
    CD of Irish songs.

    And Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin can be heard singing in one of the worst
    movie musicals ever made: Paint Your Wagon. I read that Clint made a
    record of cowboy songs, but in all the decades that I scoured thrift
    shops and record stores, I never came across it.

    Christopher Plummer's voice was mostly dubbed in Sound of Music. So I
    guess we can classify him as an actor-sorta singer.

    Rock (Neither an actor nor a singer. A good listener though.)
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  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock --

    I love your descriptions that you include with your answers! You made me laugh about Clint and Lee in Paint Your Wagon. I'll try to look for it on YouTube.

    I thought of more.............

    Don Johnson, Heartbeat, actor MIAMI VICE

    Kevin Bacon (The Bacon Brothers), TMI (Too Much Information) ... Kevin's the actor :)

    John Travolta, Let Her In, actor/singer

    And a two-fer:
    John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, You're the One That I Want (GREASE), actors/singers

    AND -- from Paint Your Wagon

    Lee Marvin, Wandr'in Star
    and Clint Eastwood, I Talk To The Trees


    GB, I see that you gave us some likes on this thread! I hope you are feeling better and back to posting soon.

    That's all for now, folks!

    Hugs, Diane :)
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  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    THE FISHIN' HOLE --- Sound familiar??????? :)


    Diane :D
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

  8. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hey Rock --

    Is that the same "Ken Curtis" -- from Gunsmoke fame?


    Wow, good singer. I never would have guessed! :confused:


    Here are two more TV Stars:



    Well, what can I say????................. :eek:o_O:rolleyes::oops:

    Diane, :p

    Adam West/Batman!

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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Betcha didn't know that Ken Curtis could sing. Just found out myself. He
    used to sing with the Sons of the Pioneers. Ken was in lots of movies
    and TV shows. Best known for playing Festus on Gunsmoke.

    Another actor who sometimes sang is John Goodman. He sang on an
    episode of Roseanne. Also sang in the musical Big River. Was nominated
    for a Tony.

    And Robert Guillaume who played the title role in the TV show Benson
    can be heard on You Tube singing The Music of the Night, O Holy Night,
    etc. I believe he plans to record Some Enchanted Evening, You and the
    Night and the Music, Tonight, and It's De-Lovely which beings, "The
    night is young, the sky is clear, etc."

    BTW, lots of actors had their songs dubbed by others. The movie
    studios had people on the payroll, or at least on call, for all kinds of
    other special tasks: writing with beautiful penmanship, falling off
    a horse, and whistling.

    That's some collection of videos you posted, Diane. GB, hope you'll
    be back soon. Those last 3 words, BTW are the title of a song from
    Oliver. Sung by Fagin and the boys.

    Happy Listening
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  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane and Rock! I'm enjoying reading these and watching the videos. I haven't posted any yet. For some reason I'm having trouble thinking of any. Most of the actors I think of are ones I believe were dubbed in their movie roles, like Audrey Hepburn and Deborah Kerr. I think Marni Nixon sang for them, but not sure. I did post on the 'Last Names' thread. The G's and the H's. GB
  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, y'all --

    GB, I understand about the "dubbing." A lot of my posts come from the '70s, '80s, where I remember the actor(s) "trying" to sing. Some did well. Some, well not that great. :)

    Rock, I did not know about John Goodman and Robert Guillaume!

    And do y'all know about these actors:

    JERRY ORBACH, Broadway singer and movie/TV actor, "Try to Remember" from "The Fanstasticks" (1960)

    And Jerry Orbach reminded me of the movie "Dirty Dancing" ----

    PATRICK SWAYZE, actor, singer

    ANNE HATHAWAY, actress/singer ("Les Miserables")

    KATEY SAGAL, actress ("Married with Children"), singer

    That's it for now! Enjoy..............

    Hugs, Diane :D
  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    P.S. ----

    I just read on WIKI, and other websites, that Audrey Hepburn did sing MOON RIVER! (I thought it was dubbed.)

    So, I have to post one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE SONGS NOW:

    AUDREY HEPBURN, Actress, singer -- Moon River

    And now I thought of another ---------

    DEBBIE REYNOLDS, actress/singer -- Tammy

    That's all for now. Really!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Diane LOL :p
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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Used to have a CD of Jerry Orbach singing Broadway tunes. The busiest dubber
    in Hollywood seems to have been Martha Mears. For more info look her up
    on Youtube and/or Wikipedia.

    I remember seeing clips of John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart singing. Don't know
    if they were dubbed or not. They both sounded pretty bad, so probably it was
    wasn't dubbed.

    According to Wikipedia, Marilyn Monroe was partially dubbed when she "sang"
    Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend. The dubber was our old friend Marni Nixon.
    I used to have a CD of Marni singing songs composed by her husband, Ernest
    Gold who won an Oscar for the score of Exodus. Alas, nothing on that CD was
    of equal interest.

    Gotta go. Gordon and the library are calling. GB, good to hear from you. Here's
    a clue about dubbing. When people who don't usually sing (like Rita Hayworth or
    Liz Taylor or Ava Gardner) suddenly break out in song, the odds are they are
    getting help. Just like the male stars who fall off a horse or bat home runs.

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  14. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Barbara Eden from 'I Dream of Jeannie' singing 'Spinning Wheel' by Blood, Sweat, and Tears

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  15. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I love reading this thread. :) Here's more ---------------

    Here's Pierce Brosnan -- remember him -- actor (he got a lot of bad reviews for his singing) in MAMMA MIA

    Remember David Hasselhoff? (Knight Rider, Baywatch). Singer/actor. I've read that he's quite the singing sensation in Europe.

    Doris Day, actress/singer


    Hey Rock, Here's a John Wayne YouTube

    Just full of John Wayne Movie Quotes! :) I couldn't find any songs.

    Later, my friends!

    Diane :)
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2015
  16. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    How about:

    CAROL BURNETT, actress, singer, comedian, singing SHY in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

    Diane :p
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