May 18, 1912 Canonsburg Washington County Pennsylvania, USA
May 12, 2001 Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony Palm Beach County Florida, USA
Singer, Actor. Helped pioneer variety shows on the new medium of television in the 1950s. He worked as a barber before he left that profession in the 1930s to sing with big bands. He had 14 singles that made it to No. 1 and sold more than 100 million albums. He had more than 20 gold records in his career and was probably best known for the tune "And I Love You So." In 1958 he won a Grammy Award as best male singer for the hit "Catch a Falling Star." His television career spanned 20 years where he won 5 Emmy awards and was best known for his Christmas specials.