Mar. 26th, 1946
Los Angeles, California, USA
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- Continued performing in theater and nightclubs after his early TV and pop-music heydays.
- With five Top 40 hits in the 1960s, Crawford's recording of "Cindy's Birthday" peaked at #8 on Billboard's Top 40 in 1962.
- Brother of 'Robert Crawford Jr.' (qv), son of 'Robert Crawford (IV)' (qv).
- His paternal grandfather, Robert "Bobby" Crawford (1889-1941), was a horse jockey from Chicago who changed his occupation to song "plugger" and became a very successful music publisher as the founder of De Sylva, Brown & Henderson and Crawford Music Corp.
- Was one of Walt Disney's original Mouseketeers in 1955.
- A former member of the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) and the AJRA (American Junior Rodeo Association), he competed frequently at rodeos throughout the country during the 1960s and early 1970s.
- Crawford had a key role in the early career of 'Victoria Jackson (I)' (qv) of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) fame. In 1980, she was a college student in Birmingham, Alabama, earning credit doing flip-flops, as a member of the chorus, in a summer stock production of "Meet Me in St. Louis", featuring Crawford. He presented her with a one-way plane ticket and encouraged her to pursue a career in Hollywood. This led to her 22 appearances on _"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962)_ (qv), before she was cast as a regular on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- His maternal grandfather, Belgian violinist Alfred Megerlin (1880-1941), was concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic (1918-1922), the Minneapolis Symphony (1923-1926), and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1927-1929).
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