Leon Redbone is known as an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor and voice actor. He is most famous for his jazz and blues tunes he created for various films and shows.
Leon Redbone was born on August 26, 1949, in Cyprus. He was brought for the most part up in Canada. Redbone's music career originally picked up energy and momentum in the mid-'70s when Bob Dylan searched him out at the Mariposa Folk Festival. In a Rolling Stone interview, Dylan referenced that on the off chance that he at any point started a new record label, Redbone would be the main artist he needed to record.
Most people were acquainted with Leon Redbone during his debut on Saturday Night (SN) Live in 1976, where he exhibited his own version of "Walkin' Stick." In a year embodied by rock bands selling out large arenas, Redbone's cozy, calm music style demonstrated to be a shocking change. From that point forward he played various television shows, working as a most loved guest of Johnny Carson on his late-night talk show.
The open doors for this lovable figure to force himself on popular culture have been abundant. He appeared as a savvy snowman opposite Will Ferrel in the $173 million-earning comedy Elf. His duet harmony with star Zooey Deschanel on the regular song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" filled in as the signature tune for the film. Throughout the years, Redbone has given TV title tunes to Mr. Belvedere and Harry and the Hendersons and had a vital guest role as a guitar-employing guardian to the character Corky on ABC's widely praised drama series Life Goes On.
In 2015, Redbone reported his retirement from touring, with a rep referring to wellbeing concerns. He lined that retirement up with a final album collection, Long Way Home. It included some of his earliest recordings and was released by Jack White's record label, Third Man Records. Redbone was happy to collaborate with Jack White because he wanted his music to be exposed to the younger generation.
Redbone was described as "both a musical artist and a performance artist whose very identity was part of his creative output." Throughout his life, Leon Redbone released 13 studio albums, 2 compilation albums, and 4 live albums.
Leon Redbone passed away on May 30, 2019 while in hospice care in Bucks County, Pennslyvania. Redbone's family affirmed his passing through a spokesperson. No reason was given as to the cause of death, and Redbone's age was a subject of speculation for a considerable length of time during his long career.
Redbone left behind his wife, Beryl Handler, daughters Blake and Ashley and three grandchildren.
At the time of his death, various sources reported the net worth of Leon Redbone to be around 9 million dollars.