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George Spike Hamilton, c. 1943

George "Spike" Hamilton (1901-1957) was a popular bandleader[1] who led a band based at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.[2] Among the musicians in the band were Ray Robbins, Spike Jones, and Leighton Noble.

Hamilton appeared in the movie Gift of Gab (1934), and in the short film Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937).

Hamilton also developed a perfume called "White Shoulders".

His first wife was Ann Stevens, formerly Mrs. William Potter, with whom he had two sons, David Hamilton and actor George Hamilton.[3] His second wife was June Howard.


  1. ^ LEE, LINDA (2001-12-23). "A NIGHT OUT WITH -- George Hamilton; Glowing in the Dark". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  2. ^ "George Hamilton Orch". Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  3. ^ Minkoff, Alysse. "Full Circle". Retrieved 2009-05-06.