The renowned American singer & actor Bobby Rydell was mainly a
musical performer, who specialized in rock music.
Born in Philadelphia, Bobby Rydell became a
teen idol in the 1950s due
to his singing & movie acting abilities.
During the early 1960s he played the role of a teen idol. His most famous songs include "Wild One" and "Volare."
Rydell was also well known for its portrayal of Hugo Peabody in the George Sidney-directed film adaptation of Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
In July 2012, he received a kidney transplant and a liver transplant.
By October he was back on a ship with Mr. Avalon singing, but by five months later he had cardiac bypass surgery.
A few later performances featured charity promotions for organ donation.
Rydell died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in his district of his home town of Philadelphia.