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Title Reference file re Bob Anthony, Hoboken native & longtime resident; nightclub singer, actor; known association with Frank Sinatra.
Object Name File, Document
Catalog Number 2011.062.0001
Collection Hoboken Arts & Artists Collection
Credit Gift of S. Roederer.
Scope & Content Reference file with materials relating to Bob Anthony, Hoboken native and longtime resident; nightclub singer, actor and known association with Frank Sinatra. Born Robert Anthony Roederer (1915-1986), he performed as Bob Anthony or Robert Anthony. The press clippings (numbers 7 to 12 below) provide some background on his career and friendship with Sinatra. (In notes is his 1986 Associated Press obituary for reference, it was not part of this group.)

1: photo, publicity head shot of Bob Anthony, no date, ca. late 1940s - early 1950s. (Digital inkjet print, 8"x10" image; image as scanned in this record is enhanced.) This photo seen used in items 5, 6, 7 and 10.
2: photo of Bob Anthony singing with an orchestra (Bob Chester & His Orchestra? Bobby Byrne?), no place, no date, circa early 1940s? He is at a microphone with an unused one to his right for radio station WXLS.
3. photocopy of cover for program where Anthony sang: Consolidated Edison's Concert and Dance Program, Poe Park, Bronx, Wed., Sept. 5, 1945. Two selections were sung by him.
4: photocopy of cover for Who's Who in Show Business, The National Directory of Show People, 1951-52 Edition.
5: photocopy of page 163, Vocal Artists; Male - Singers, from publication in no. 4.
6. detail of Anthony entry, left column bottom (note photo is the same as no.1.) Text:
Bob Anthony
(Musical Comedy; Actor; Orch. Leader)
Vocalist with: Harry James, Bobby Byrne, Glen Gray, Vincent Lopez ... Summer Stock ... Hotels: McAlpin, N.Y.; St. George, Bermuda;
Theatres: Strand, Paramount, N.Y.
Contact: Joe Marsolais
7: single 8-1/2" x 11" photocopy, both sides: press clippings, side 1; 3 items no date
---8: detail of no. 7, two clippings to the left
---9: detail of no. 7, clipping to right
10: other side of no. 7 - press clippings, side 2, 4 clippings no date
---11: detail of no. 10, top clipping
---12: detail of no. 10, bottom 3 clippings
(Note: while clippings are not dated, content suggests 1960-1961 due to references to upcoming production of film "The George Raft Story"; while they state he was to be in the film, modern references for credited and uncredited actors in it do not list him - possibly he appeared under a different name.)

13: modern compact disk (disc) hand titled "Bob Anthony Music" with ten audio sound tracks of Anthony singing. Tracks are untitled and no dates or other information was given or available. (not imaged)

14: commercial compact music disk (disc): Caetano Veloso. O Maggio a Federico E Giulietta. Copyright 1999 Polygram da Brasil. Licensed to Nonesuch Records. Made in U.S.A. 14 titled tracks.
Notes Reference
Obituary as published in Bangor Daily News - Nov. 21, 1986.

Nightclub singer Bob Anthony
LEONIA, N.J. (AP) - Bob Anthony, the nightclub singer who took Frank Sinatra's place when Sinatra left the Tommy Dorsey Band, has died of cancer at age 71. Anthony, who died at home Wednesday, also sang with Harry James and Eddie Duchin and toured with Bob Hope's USO shows during World War II and the Korean War. Raised in Sinatra's hometown of Hoboken, Anthony, whose real name was Robert Anthony Roederer, was a long-time friend of Sinatra's. He appeared in the Broadway musical "Pal Joey" and, with Sinatra, in "Johnny Concho." Most recently, he worked as a columnist for the Sporting News. Anthony is survived by his wife, Beatrice, and three sons.
People Anthony, Bob
Roederer, Robert Anthony
Date 1940-2000
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 2000
Search Terms Frank Sinatra
Caption 1: photo, publicity head shot of Bob Anthony, no date, ca. late 1940s.
Imagefile 109\20110620001.TIF
Classification Music
Motion Pictures
Social & Personal Activity