Jimmy Bryant (singer)

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James Howard Bryant (born June 2, 1929) is an American singer, arranger and composer.[1] He is most well known for being the singing voice of Tony (played onscreen by Richard Beymer) in the 1961 movie musical West Side Story.[2]

He also sang for James Fox in the 1967 musical Thoroughly Modern Millie and sang in "The Telephone Hour" number in Bye Bye Birdie. He also sang in the group that performed the theme song of the TV series Batman.[2]

Bryant was born in Birmingham, Alabama.

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  1. Colin Larkin, ed. (2002). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Fifties Music (Third ed.). Virgin Books. p. 53. ISBN 1-85227-937-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Jimmy Bryant". Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2008-04-11. Citing Carlton, Bob (2002-07-12). "State native was 'ghost singer' in 'West Side Story'". Birmingham News.

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