Fun Barbershop Facts

Through the years, more than 250,000 men have been accepted for membership in our Society, from all walks of life. Some of these men have been “celebrities” and well known public figures in the fields of politics, sports and entertainment.

While most of these men have been card carrying members, some have been associated with the Society as celebrity supporters. 

Some have been named as Honorary Members* of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Here is a list of some of those “celebrities”  and public figures!


John Ashcroft (1942 – present) Senator (R-MO) Attorney General / The Singing Senators 
Art Baker (1898 – 1966) Radio and television personality, actor 
Ned Beatty (1937 – present) Academy Award nominated Actor / Network 
Irving Berlin (1888 – 1989) * Composer of “God Bless America”, “White Christmas” 
Victor Borge (1909 – 2000)* Pianist, comedian 
The Buffalo Bills – Famous quartet from The Music Man on Broadway and film, 1950 international quartet champion 
Bobby Bragan (1917 – 2010) Professional baseball player/manager/Phillies/Braves 
Greg Buttle (1954 – present) Professional football player – NY Jets, Linebacker 
Mike Conaway (1948 – present) U.S. Congressman (R-TX) The Singing Senators 
Bing Crosby (1903 – 1977) Singer, actor, Barbershop Harmony Society board member 
Bob Flanigan (1926 – present)* Member, The Four Freshmen 
William Frawley (1887 – 1966) Song & Dance man / Actor – I Love Lucy (Fred Mertz) 
Bill Gaither (1936 – present)* Gospel Singer / Producer / Grammy and Dove award winner 
Arthur Godfrey* (1903 – 1983) Radio and television personality 
James Gregory (1911 – 2002) Actor – TV & Film – Captain Luger on Barney Miller 
Ferde Grofé (1892 – 1972) Composer of classical music; “Grand Canyon Suite” 
Bill Hanna (1910 – 2001)* Creator of The Flintstones, many other television cartoon series 
Lynn Hauldren (1922 – 2011) TV / Empire Carpet pitchman 
Tom Henrich (1913 – 2009) Professional baseball player Yankees RF 
Burl Ives (1909 – 1995) Folk singer, actor, Oscar winner 
Jim Jeffords (1934 – present) Senator (R/I – VT) The Singing Senators 
Jim Jordan (1896 – 1988) Star of “Fibber McGee and Molly” radio series 
The King’s Men – Professional quartet, regulars on “Fibber McGee and Molly” 
Bob Lally (1934 – present) TV director, The Jeffersons / Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 
Chester Lauck (1902 – 1980) Lum of “Lum ‘n’ Abner” radio series 
Gordon Lightfoot (1938 – present)* Pop singer, composer “If You Could Read my Mind, Love”, “Sundown”, “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” 
Trent Lott (1941 – present) Senator (D-MS) / The Singing Senators 
Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977) Actor, comedian, host of “You Bet Your Life” 
James Melton (1904 – 1961) Opera singer 
George Mikan Jr. (1924 – 2005) NBA superstar – Minneapolis Lakers (6′ 10″) 
Miles Middough (1922-2009) Production manager Little House on the Prairie 
Mitch Miller (1911 – 2010)* Orchestra leader, host “Sing Along with Mitch” TV show 
Sherrill Milnes (1935 – present)* Opera singer 
Burt Mustin (1884 – 1977) Actor – television and film 
Pat O’Brien (1899-1983) Actor Angels with Dirty Faces / Ragtime 
The Osmond Brothers* Preteen quartet, later pop music stars 
Jerold Ottley (1934 – present)* Former musJohn Miller (1950 – present) Executive vice-president, NBC television network ic director Mormon Tabernacle Choir 
Jim Pike (1938 – present)* Member, The Lettermen 
Gene Puerling (1929 – 2008)* Singer and Arranger / The Hi-Los and Singers Unlimited 
Mike Rowe (1962 – present) Dirty Jobs TV show / Spokesman Ford Motors 
William Sessions (1930 – present) Director, Federal Bureau of Investigations 
Micah Sloat (1981 – present) Actor – lead role, Paranormal Activity 1 & 2 
Alfred E. Smith (1873 – 1944) Governor of New York 
Sigmund Spaeth (1885 – 1965) Music critic, “The Tune Detective” 
The Sportsmen – Professional quartet, regulars on Jack Benny radio series 
Harry S. Truman (1884 – 1972) 33rd President of the United States 
Dick Van Dyke (1925 – present)* Television and film actor, singer 
Fred Waring (1900 – 1984)* Choral conductor, leader of the Pennsylvanians 
Rudy Wissler (1928-2007) Actor / Singing voice of Scotty Meredith Willson (1902 – 1984)* Author and composer of The Music ManBeckett in The Jolson Story 

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