There is a saying in improv, “If you can’t sing…sing loud!” In other words, be funny. Rudy De La Mor was given that advice earlier in his career, “If you’re not the greatest singer…do comedy.” And he did just that. He had a long career playing Southern California amusement parks and nightclubs as a cabaret entertainer. Rudy died this week. Memories of his music and laughter will live on.
Rudy De La Mor December 24, 1939 – March 5, 2013
I saw Rudy perform in San Diego 15 years ago. He was a master at connecting with the audience in a playful way. If you sat near the piano, you were part of the show. His performances were fun and left you wanting more. Rudy was scheduled to host a cruise to Hawaii starting tomorrow.
He will be missed by his friends and fans. Rudy De La Mor was 73. Here’s a clip of Rudy on YouTube.