Tony Travis

Tony Travis—nee Travis Richard Kleefeld—was born March 4, 1926 in New York, but moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was ten. There, he attended the Beverly Hills High School, where he showed an innate aptitude for music. He began playing drums, but switched to tuba and trumpet when he joined the school band. After graduation he decided to pursue another one of his passions and joined the Pasadena Playhouse. At the end of his first year, after having appeared in a few school productions, he signed a contract with M-G-M, but his budding career was interrupted by a two-and-a-half-year hitch in the Navy.

After discharge, he went straight to playing the youthful romantic lead in one of the “Cisco Kid” movie series starring Gilbert Roland, which didn’t turn into anything, so in 1948 he decided to go into the real estate business with his father, with whom he opened the Kleefeld...

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Tony Travis Albums

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