Romolo De Spirito was known as “the Masked Singer” a mysterious road agent featured during the 1949 season of the musical variety show VILLAGE BARN/NBC/1948-50.
The country music program originated live from New York’s Village Barn Nightclub at 52 West 8th Street in Greenwich Village.
Note: During the 1966-1967 season of the talk show THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW/NBC/SYN/CBS/SYN/1962-86, a hooded “Mystery Singer” was featured. He was played by David Soul, a veteran of such series as HERE COME THE BRIDES/ABC/1968-70 and STARSKY AND HUTCH/ABC/1975-79.
The NBC musical variety program THE GOODRICH SILVERTOWN ORCHESTRA broadcast on radio from 1929-36 featured Joseph M. White, known as the “Silver Masked Tenor” who always wore a silver mask while performing and whose identity was concealed for years. He developed a large following of fans in the late 1920s and early 1930s.