This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for

Rusty Warren

AKA Ilene Goldman

Born: 17-Mar-1931
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter, Comic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Songs for Sinners

Rusty Warren was mentored by Arthur Fiedler and briefly taught at the New England Conservatory of Music, but made her mark as a bawdy singer and comedienne in the otherwise repressed early 1960s. She had a successful career in Las Vegas and in recording, but was virtually never seen on television or heard on radio due to the "explicit" nature of her lyrics and jokes. Her material, though, was built more on innuendo than naughty language, and as she now says, "Today they could make lullabies from my lyrics". She is best known for her hits "Knockers Up" and "Bounce Your Boobies", and the 1961 album Songs for Sinners. "Knockers Up" remained on the charts for more than two years, despite having no radio air play. She has been retired since about 1991, and lives in Honolulu.

    University: New England Conservatory of Music (1952)
    Teacher: Piano, New England Conservatory of Music (1952-54)

    Adopted 1931
    Jewish Ancestry

Official Website:

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile

Copyright ©2019 Soylent Communications