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Bobby Breen

Isadore Borsuk (November 4, 1927 – September 19, 2016), better known as Bobby Breen, was a Canadian-born American actor and singer. He was a popular male child singer during the 1930s and reached major popularity with film and radio appearances.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 4th, 1927 (Montreal), Died September 19th, 2016 (Pompano Beach)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: boy soprano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-09557 10-in. 6/29/1937 My campfire dreams Bobby Breen ; Hugo Riesenfeld ; St. Luke Choristers ; St. Luke Orchestra Dubbed recording from film : Boy soprano vocal solo, with boys vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, boy soprano  
Victor PBS-09649 10-in. 8/20/1937 Make a wish Bobby Breen Boy soprano vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, boy soprano  
Victor PBS-09650 10-in. 8/20/1937 Music in my heart Bobby Breen Boy soprano vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, boy soprano  
Victor PBS-09651 10-in. 8/20/1937 Gee! But it's great to meet a friend Bobby Breen Boy soprano vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, boy soprano  
Victor PBS-09767 10-in. 10/28/1937 Hawaii calls Bobby Breen Dubbed from film : Boy soprano vocal solo vocalist, boy soprano  
Victor PBS-09768 10-in. 10/28/1937 Macushla Bobby Breen Dubbed from film : Boy soprano vocal solo vocalist, boy soprano  
Victor PBS-09769 10-in. 10/28/1937 Down where the trade winds blow Bobby Breen Boy soprano vocal solo, with jazz/dance band (take 2) ; dubbed from film : Boy soprano vocal solo (take 1) vocalist, boy soprano  
Victor PBS-09789 10-in. 11/4/1937 Song of the islands Bobby Breen Boy soprano vocal solo, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band (take 2) vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca 61100 10-in. 5/11/1936 It's a sin to tell a lie Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca 61101 10-in. 5/11/1936 Let's sing again Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 598 10-in. 9/4/1936 M-O-T-H-E-R Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 599 10-in. 9/4/1936 The rosary Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 633 10-in. 11/2/1936 Flower song Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 634 10-in. 11/2/1936 Rainbow on the river Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 1270 10-in. 4/22/1938 Sleep, my baby, sleep Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 1271 10-in. 4/22/1938 In a little Dutch kindergarten Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 1299 10-in. 7/6/1938 Happy as a lark Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 1300 10-in. 7/6/1938 Put your heart in a song Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 1301 10-in. 7/6/1938 The sunny side of things Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 1302 10-in. 7/6/1938 Telling my troubles to a mule Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 1709 10-in. 2/18/1939 Ave Maria (Schubert) Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 1710 10-in. 2/18/1939 Largo (Ombra mai fu) (Handel) Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 1711 10-in. 2/18/1939 Blue Italian waters Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  
Decca DLA 1712 10-in. 2/18/1939 Fisherman's chantie Bobby Breen vocalist, boy soprano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Breen, Bobby," accessed October 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108351.

Breen, Bobby. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108351.

"Breen, Bobby." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108351

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