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Who was Bobby Rydell?

Bobby Rydell (born Robert Louis Ridarelli; April 26, 1942 – April 5, 2022) was an American singer and actor, who mainly performed rock and roll music. In the early 1960s, he was considered a teen idol.

His most well-known songs include “Wild One” and “Volare” (cover); he appeared in the movie Bye Bye Birdie in 1963.

Bobby Rydell, ‘Wild One’ singer, dead at 79

Bobby Rydell, 'Wild One' singer, dead at 79
Bobby Rydell, ‘Wild One’ singer, dead at 79

Bobby Rydell, a teen idol from the ’60s known for songs like “Wild One” and his role as Hugo Peabody in the 1963 film “Bye Bye Birdie,” has died, according to a statement released by his representatives. He was 79.

Rydell died on April 5 in Abington, Pennsylvania, from pneumonia complications, which were unrelated to Covid-19, the statement said. Born Robert Ridarelli, Rydell got his first song on the Billboard 100 in 1959 and went on to have a career that included 34 top 100 hits and more than 25 million album sales, according to the statement.

Rydell, who opened up about receiving a double organ transplant in 2012 in his 2016 biography “Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances,” was an advocate for organ donation and supporter of The Gift of Life, a nonprofit that helps families impacted by organ transplants.

Rydell is survived by his wife, Linda J. Hoffman, son Robert Ridarelli, daughter Jennifer Dulin, and his five grandchildren, according to the statement.

Bobby Rydell Biography, Wiki

His real name was Robert Louis Ridarelli. His most famous songs are (Wild One) and “Volare” (cover); and one of his best was the film “Bye Bye Birdie” in 1963. He was passed away at age 79 because of his sudden death many people are shocked.

He died at Abington Jefferson Hospital on 5 April 2022 in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, US. His death’s cause is suffering from complications of pneumonia.

He was born on 26 April 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, and now his age was 79 years old when he died. He did his school education at Private High School. He did his college study in his hometown. He was an actor and tv personality. He holds the American Nationality. 

Bobby Rydell was an Actor. he got many awards for his amazing acting roles. He was worldwide known for his amazing acting. His most famous songs are (Wild One) and “Volare” (cover); and one of his best was the film “Bye Bye Birdie” in 1963.

His real name was Robert Louis Ridarelli but he was well known for his stage name Bobby. He was also acted in many movies and tv shows. If you know more info about Bobby Rydell Wiki, Biography, Age, Bobby Rydell, Profession, and more, continue reading this article.

Bobby Rydell Biography Wikipedia
Bobby Rydell
Real NameRobert Louis Ridarelli
Full Name Bobby
Profession Actor, Singer
Marital Statusmarried
Wife NameLinda Hoffman
Physical Status 
Age79 years old (2022) when he died
Height (Approx.)In centimeters – 171 cm
Weight (Approx.)In kilograms – Not Known
Measurement(Approx.)Not Known
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Information
Date of Birth 26 April 1942
Birth PlacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Zodiac signNot Known
School NameNot Known
College NameNot Known
Family Profile
Father NameAdrio “Al” Ridarelli
Mother NameJennie
Siblings NameNot Known
Source Of Income Acting
Appeared InMovies and Theatre
Net Worth, SalaryUSD 4 Million (approx)

Bobby Rydell Career

With a career starting as a 1950’s teen idol, to the present where he pays homage to both jazz and The Great American Song Book, Bobby Rydell draws crowds across every age group nationally and internationally.

Rydell first took the stage as a professional drummer at the age of 9. A polished performer by the age of 19, he was the youngest person ever to headline the famous Copacabana in New York. Bobby’s recording career earned him 34 Top 40 hits, placing him in the Top 5 artists of his era (Billboard Magazine).

Bobby’s hits include million-selling singles Volare, Wild One, We Got Love, Kissin’ Time, Swingin’ School, Wildwood Days, and Forget Him, selling a combined total of over 25 million records.

In 1963, Bobby starred with Ann- Margret in the iconic movie “Bye Bye Birdie.” They appeared a few years ago together recently at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences premiere of the digital restoration of the movie.

Bobby Rydell’s influence on popular music has been profound. When the producers of “Grease” wanted to pay tribute to the era in which the popular musical was set, they named the high school where most of the action took place “Rydell High” in his honor.

But to peg the totality of his career as a teen idol would be similar to reading the first sentence of a book and trying to guess the ending. Long dedicated to the great standards Bobby Rydell tours the nation, backed by full orchestras for large venues or a trio for intimate gigs, enthralling audiences with selections from The Great American Song Book by such composers as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers and more. Rydell has earned the reputation of someone who has a passion for this music and brings it to life each night on stage.

His 2010, re-released album, Bobby Rydell Salutes the Great Ones/Rydell at the Copa was released to overwhelming critical praise for his artistic treatment of these great standards.

In 1995, his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania named the street he was born “Bobby Rydell Boulevard.” The City of Philadelphia sponsored “block party” followed dedication ceremonies — Quite a tribute to a city’s favorite native son! Wildwood, New Jersey also has a street named for Bobby in appreciation for Bobby’s massive hit, “Wildwood Days.”

On July 9, 2012, Bobby underwent a double organ transplant. He received 75% of a liver and one kidney. His life was about to end when the generous family of a dying child saved 8 lives by organ donation. Bobby returned to the stage in Las Vegas in just 6 months, turning near tragedy to triumph. He is dedicated to public awareness; spreading the word to the world in his travels about the Gift of Life through organ donation.

Today Bobby enjoys a career that is full. He has a busy schedule throughout the world as a headline solo act. Australia has welcomed him for 20 tours down under, where he continues to be a favorite performer. Bobby also performs regularly in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

For over 30 years, Bobby has also performed in over 700 shows in the must-see production called “The Golden Boys.” This is a happy, fun-filled look back at a simpler time in music history with his childhood pals, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

As a reviewer of a recent performance simply stated, “Bobby Rydell is a true American music treasure.”

Bobby Rydell Wife

Rydell was married to his first wife, Camille Quattrone Ridarelli, for 35 years from 1968 until her death in 2003 and they had two children.

He married Linda Hoffman in 2009. Rydell was a longtime resident of Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, and lived in the same house from 1963 to 2013.

Bobby Rydell with wife Linda Hoffman
Bobby Rydell with wife Linda Hoffman

Bobby Rydell FAQ’s

Q. 1 Who Is Bobby Rydell?

Ans. Bobby Rydell was an Actor and Singer.

Q. 2 Who Is The wife Of Bobby Rydell?

Ans. Bobby’s wife’s name was Linda Hoffman.

Q. 3 How Many movies Are Done By Bobby Rydell?

Ans. He was Worked in many movies.

Q. 4 What Is The Official Account Of Bobby Rydell’s Instagram?

Ans. The official account link of Bobby Rydell was not known.

Q. 5 What Is The Networth Income Of Bobby Rydell Yearly?

Ans. The net worth income of Bobby Rydell was USD 4 Million (approx).

Q. 6 What are the upcoming Show/movie of Bobby Rydell?

Ans. Not known.

Q. 7 How old was Bobby Rydell?

Ans.  Now, He was 79 years old when he died.

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