Art was born in Baltimore, Maryland and as a boy he made a guitar out of a cigar box.
That's all that it took to convince his father to buy him a banjo and at the age of eleven he
began taking banjo lessons. During his school years he appeared on the radio with
"Red Godfrey the Warbling Banjoist", who in fact was Arthur Godfrey.
Dotty Todd and Art Todd, as a married couple, worked together in night clubs and
appeared on television shows such as Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen and Arthur Godfrey.
They released together a 2 million record seller, "Chanson d'Amour." While appearing on
television and night clubs Art primarily played guitar.
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name:Arthur W Todd
Race:White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country:Maryland
State of Residence:Maryland
County or City:Baltimore City
Enlistment Date:26 Feb 1943
Enlistment City:Los Angeles
Branch:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Term of Enlistment:Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency,
plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component:Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Civil Life
Education:1 year of college
Civil Occupation:Musicians and teachers of music
U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Name:Arthur William Todd
Last Residence:96815 Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii
BORN:11 Mar 1914
Died:11 Oct 2007
State (Year) SSN issued:District of Columbia (Before 1951)