Known for movies

Short Info

DiedApril 14, 2007, Waikiki, Honolulu County, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States
SpouseHaumea Hebenstreit, Melvamay Kolokea Wong, Tiny Bubbles, I'll Remember You, Pearly Shells
MarkHis ukulele
Fact1953 graduate of the University of Hawaii, earning a Bachelor's degree in Sociology.

Don Ho was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 13, 1930. His parents were Emily and Henry Ho. He had four siblings: Henry, George, Emily, and Ruth. Ho’s father was a musician and his mother was a hula dancer. Ho’s early education took place at the Kamehameha School for Boys. He later attended the University of Hawaii, where he studied music.

Ho’s career began in the 1950s, when he started performing at various nightclubs in Honolulu. He soon became a popular attraction, and his act began to draw attention from mainland United States. In 1965, Ho signed a recording contract with Reprise Records. He released his self-titled debut album the following year. The album’s lead single, “Tiny Bubbles”, became a huge hit, reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Over the course of his career, Ho released more than 20 albums. He also appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Hawaii Five-O and Magnum, P.I. In addition to his musical career, Ho was also a successful businessman. He owned a number of nightclubs and restaurants in Honolulu, as well as a record label and a production company.

Ho was married three times. His first wife was Melveen Leed, with whom he had two children: Don Jr. and Hoku. His second wife was Haumea Hebenstreit, with whom he had two more children: Kapua and Noelani. His third and final wife was Carolyn Tanaka, with whom he had one child: Kapono.

Ho died on April 14, 2007 at the age of 76. His cause of death was complications from heart failure. At the time of his death, Ho’s net worth was estimated to be $20 million.

General Info

Full NameDon Ho
DiedApril 14, 2007, Waikiki, Honolulu County, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States
Height1.75 m
ProfessionActor, Singer, Songwriter, Fighter pilot, Tiny Bubbles, I'll Remember You, Pearly Shells
EducationKamehameha Schools, Springfield College, Tiny Bubbles, I'll Remember You, Pearly Shells


SpouseHaumea Hebenstreit, Melvamay Kolokea Wong, Tiny Bubbles, I'll Remember You, Pearly Shells
ChildrenHoku, Kea Ho, Don Ho Jr., Kealii Ho, Dwight Ho, Kaimana Grace Ho, Dayna Ho Henry, Dondi Ho, Dori Ho, Donalei Ho, Tiny Bubbles, I'll Remember You, Pearly Shells
ParentsJames Ah You Puao Ho, Emily Leimaile Silva, Tiny Bubbles, I'll Remember You, Pearly Shells


MoviesJoe's Apartment
TV ShowsThe Don Ho Show

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#Marks / Signs
1His ukulele
2His signature song, "Tiny Bubbles"


1I've had too much fun all these years. I feel real guilty about it. -2004 interview


1Great Uncle of Kai Nuuhiwa, who is a stunt man.
2Father of ten children: Donnie Jr., Donalei, Dondi, Dori, Dwight Ho, Kea and Kealii Ho, Hoku Clements and Kaimana Farris. Daughter Dayna Ho Henry died May 11, 2007 just weeks after her father.
3Recognized by Maxim magazine as one of the "50 coolest guys ever".
4Gave Glen Campbell the song "Galveston".
5Had a pacemaker implanted in 2005.
6Enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1954 and trained as a fighter pilot; he never saw action.
71953 graduate of the University of Hawaii, earning a Bachelor's degree in Sociology.
8Served in the United States Air Force from 1954-1960, leaving due to his mother's illness.
9Frequently performed with his singer-daughter Hoku.
10Born in Kakaako, but he grew up in Kaneohe on Oahu.
11Father-in-law of Jeremy Clements.
12Received a stem cell treatment, in Thailand, to strengthen his heart [December 6, 2005].
13He is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Dutch, Portugese and German heritage.
14He was a lounge singer at Duke's in Waikiki.
15Father of singer Hoku and Don Ho Jr..




My Sister's Keeper2009performer: "Tiny Bubbles"
The Brady Bunch Cast Back in Hawaii2006TV Movie performer: "Tiny Bubbles", "Aloha-oe"
Aloha, Scooby-Doo!2005Video performer: "That's The Way The Islands Say Aloha"
Bubble Boy2001performer: "Tiny Bubbles"
The Brady Bunch1972TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Dream of Jeannie1967TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shindig!1965TV Series performer - 2 episodes


McCloud1974TV SeriesAl Moana
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1973TV SeriesNarrator
Batman1966TV SeriesDon Ho
Hawaiian Eye1963TV SeriesKamaki
Aloha, Scooby-Doo!2005VideoSpecial Musical Guest (voice)
First Daughter1997ShortMonk #1
Joe's Apartment1996Alberto Bianco

Music Department

The Refugee1998composer: theme song "Ngoai Cua Thien Duong"


State of Aloha2009Documentary
The Brady Bunch Cast Back in Hawaii2006TV MovieHimself
98 Degrees and Hoku in Concert2000TV SpecialHimself / Hoku's Father
One West Waikiki1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself
Advanced English: Interviews with the Famous1995TV SeriesHimself
Life Goes On1990TV SeriesHimself
Newton's Apple1989TV SeriesHimself
The Fall Guy1981TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Thicke Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Fantasy Island1979TV SeriesHimself
Charlie's Angels1977TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself
The Don Ho Show1976TV SeriesHimself (1976-1977)
Sanford and Son1976TV SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Hawaiian Holiday1976TV MovieHimself
Switch1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebration: The American Spirit1976TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971-1972TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Brady Bunch1972TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1972TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show1972TV SpecialHimself
Laugh-In1970TV SeriesHimself
The Andy Williams Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
This Is Tom Jones1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters1969TV SeriesHimself
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Kraft Music Hall1969TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Hollywood Palace1967-1968TV SeriesHimself - Hawaiian Singer / Himself / Himself - Singer
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
I Dream of Jeannie1967TV SeriesHimself
Malibu U.1967TV SeriesHimself
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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