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Leon Redbone Obituary

Leon Redbone (Getty/NBC/Lloyd Bishop)
Leon Redbone (Getty/NBC/Lloyd Bishop)
Leon Redbone was a popular singer and guitarist known for his love of performing vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley songs who appeared many times on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. Though his act was unusual, he developed a strong cult following, known for wearing a Panama hat, dark sunglasses, and a black tie. Redbone sang the theme song for the sitcom, “Mr. Belvedere,” appeared on film and TV shows, and voiced Leon the Snowman in the movie “Elf.” He released 16 albums during his career. Fans included Bob Dylan and Jack White.

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Published online on May 30, 2019 courtesy of Tributes.com
Leon Redbone was a popular singer and guitarist known for his love of performing vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley songs who appeared many times on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Tonight Show" with Johnny... Read Obituary

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