Talk:Tony Orlando

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How about his endorsement of Nutrisystem? Apparently he lost over 100 lbs? Anyway, I can't stand that commercial....(UTC)

Tony Orlando was Puerto Rican on his mother's side, not his father ( who was Greek) Incidently, there were many Greek-Puerto Rican unions,in the Chelsea-Hells Kitchen vicinity which resulted in children we often called " Greekaricans".

Freddie Prinze[edit]

The article currently states (in the section about Orlando's youth): His best friend was Freddie Prinze (who was of Puerto Rican and Hungarian descent). But Orlando was 10 years older than Prinze; when Orlando had his first hit single at age 17 in 1961, Prinze was only 7 years old. So I think we need some confirmation of this point. If they became best friends in later years, say in the mid-1970s when they were both successful, this sentence should be moved to a different part of the article. Also, Freddie Prinze was not of Hungarian descent, as discussed in the article about him, so that reference should probably be removed too. --Metropolitan90 19:08, 11 November 2006 (UTC)[]

Behind the Music[edit]

There was an excellent episode on Tony Orlando, which would probably provide a lot of useful info, if anyone has a copy and could add notes from it. It mentioned a great deal about Freddie Prinze and their friendship (which was indeed in the '70s), as well as the reasons for his first single being released under another name, and info on an attempt at a "Cosby Show" spinoff featuring Orlando as a community-center director married to a social worker played by Ada Maris. I haven't seen the episode recently enough to provide reliable notes, though. Lawikitejana 04:48, 15 February 2007 (UTC)[]

How long did the show run?[edit]

Regarding their TV show it says, "The show, which ran for four seasons from 1974 to 1976...". Going from 1974 to 1976 is two seasons. There's a mistake here. Jtpaladin 19:15, 22 May 2007 (UTC)[]

No mistake. It started as a four-week summer replacement Series in July 1974. That was part of the 1973-74 TV season. Then it was picked up as a replacement Series in December 1974. That was the second season. Then it returned for a full season in September 1975. That was the third season. Then returned in September 1976. That was the fourth season. Then it was canceled before the end of the year. So it had four seasons between 1974 and 1976. Bellczar (talk) 08:18, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]


That photo is horrible. Can anyone find a better one? (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Is a successful public relations executive[edit]

Orlando's son Jon Orlando is a successful public relations executive. What is success? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

  • It's not well-defined, and is a bit of opinion rather than fact, so I've simply removed the word. -- Whpq (talk) 17:38, 23 March 2011 (UTC)[]

Billy Shields[edit]

Seeking opinion: Is this worth having a 'for' link from Billy Shields? Stevie is the man! TalkWork 18:56, 3 September 2013 (UTC)[]

Puerto Rican mother?[edit]

"Ruth Schroeder" doesn't sound exactly Puerto Rican, and I ignored that Missouri was in Puerto Rico. Well, you never stop learning... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:06, 12 June 2016 (UTC)[]

Caption for first picture[edit]

There is a picture of Orlando at a podium with "US Department..." Shouldn't the box be edited to specify where this was? This gives the impression on first glance that he worked in government or politics. The text to the left of it gives the idea that this could have been at a 2014 veterans event: "40th Anniversary at the NAM-POW’s Homecoming Celebration at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library in 2014." Dogru144 (talk) 19:25, 12 April 2018 (UTC)[]