Russ Columbo (Country Singer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Russ Columbo

Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo, known as Russ Columbo, was an American baritone, songwriter, violinist and actor. He is famous for romantic ballads such as his signature tune “You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love” and his own compositions “Prisoner of Love” and “Too Beautiful For Words.”

Birth name: Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Colombo
Born: January 14, 1908, Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
Origin: Rome, Italy
Died: September 2, 1934, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres: Jazz, popular music
Occupation(s): Actor, singer, violinist
Instruments: Violin, baritone voice
Years active: 1921–34
IMDb: Russ Columbo’s IMDb

About Russ Columbo

American singer, violinist, and actor known for his signature song “You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love.”

Before Fame

He dropped out of high school at age seventeen to go on tour and play in nightclubs.


He was killed when his friend Lansing Brown accidentally shot him.

Family Life

He had eleven brothers and sisters.


He was a personal friend of Bing Crosby’s.

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