Nov. 6, 1916 Attleboro Bristol County Massachusetts, USA
Oct. 12, 2002 Escondido San Diego County California, USA
Musician, Composer. With a career in the music business for over 65 years, he recorded over 100 albums and sold over 70 million albums, cassettes and CDs. He was the proud recipient of a Grammy Award for his recording of "Somewhere My Love," two Grammy nominations, over 10 gold albums, 2 platinum albums ("Somewhere My Love" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"), CBS Records-Best Selling Artist for 1962 Award and countless international awards. He was also one of the few artists to receive the prestigious CBS Records International Crystal Globe Award for outstanding sales outside of the United States.