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Overview (4)

Born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameFrederick Malcolm Waring
Nicknames The Man Who Taught America How to Sing
America's Singing Master

Mini Bio (1)

Fred Waring was born on June 9, 1900 in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA as Frederick Malcolm Waring. He died on July 29, 1984 in State College, Pennsylvania.

Trivia (11)

Contrary to popular opinion, he did not invent the famous Waring Blender. He, through a company he set up, was the financial backer for the man who did. When that man went through the money he was advanced without having a fully developed product, Waring's company "foreclosed" on him and got the rights to the appliance. The company then completed and marketed the product under the "Waring" name, but Waring personally had nothing to do with the invention or development of it.
Following his death, he was interred at Shawnee Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Shawnee-On-Delaware, Pennsylvania.
Brother of singer/pianist Tom Waring.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 841-842. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
He was awarded 3 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard; for Radio at 6556 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 1751 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Owner of the lucrative Shawnee Inn on six hundred acres in Pennsylvania.
He was posthumously awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on April 11, 1997.
Banjoist (from the age of 16), subsequently violinist and band leader (Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians). Broadcast for radio station WWJ in Detroit in the early 1920s and later graduated to having his own radio and television show for NBC, "The Fred Waring Show". His band provided a fertile training ground for such stars as Priscilla and Rosemary Lane and choreographer Kay Thompson.
Attended Pennsylvania State University where he studied architectural engineering.
In 1983, he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, America's highest honor for a civilian.
Father of Fred Waring Jr..

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