Ethel (Goldsmith) Smith

Ethel (Goldsmith) Smith (1910 - 1996)

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Ethel Smith formerly Goldsmith aka Bellamy
Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvaniamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married after 6 Aug 1945 (to about Nov 1947) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Floridamap
Profile last modified 9 May 2019 | Created 30 Nov 2015
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Ethel (Goldsmith) Smith is Notable.


Daughter of Max Goldsmith and Elizabeth Bober

Ethel Smith graduated from Carnegie Tech, having majored in piano. She got a job as an organist in California, and then went to Rio de Janeiro for a four-week booking. She ended up staying much longer, and it was an Argentinian dance hall beat that inspired her most popular song, "Tico Tico."

She returned to the United States during WWII, and "Tico Tico" became a major hit in New York and across the country.

She was asked to appear in several films, and made enough money to live well. She eventually concentrated more on acting, appearing in a number of plays.

She did not have any children and died following a progressive illness.

Organist who toured widely in the 1940s, playing both popular and classical music.

TradeMark: Brightly colored dresses and exotic hats Song "Tico Tico"

Spoke French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian



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