Ross Bagdasarian

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Ross S. Bagdasarian
Ross Bagdasarian 1972.jpg
Bagdasarian in 1972
Born(1919-01-27)January 27, 1919
DiedJanuary 16, 1972(1972-01-16) (aged 52)
Cause of deathHeart attack
Resting placeChapel of the Pines Crematory
OccupationSinger-songwriter, record producer, actor
Years active1939–1971
Notable work
Alvin and the Chipmunks
StyleNovelty music[1]
TelevisionThe Alvin Show (1961–62)
Armenouhi "Armen" Kulhanjian (m. 1946)
Children3, including Ross Jr.
RelativesWilliam Saroyan (cousin)
Janice Karman (daughter-in-law)

Ross Bagdasarian (January 27, 1919 – January 16, 1972) was an American pianist, songwriter, actor, and record producer of Armenian descent. He was born in Fresno, California. During his professional life he was better known by the stage name David Seville, which he used on his recordings featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks.

References[change | change source]

  1. Lapka, Larry. "David Seville". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 7 August 2020.
  2. Arnold 2019, p. 25.