Musician. He was a guitarist and founding member of the 1940s musical group the Page Cavanaugh Trio. He also performed and recorded for many years with Frank Sinatra on such songs as "My Way" and "New York, New York". Viola was an accomplished classical solo guitarist who was known for the recordings "Solo Guitar" and "Guitar Lament". During his career, Viola also worked with singer Julie London and bandleader Harry James. As a studio musician, he recorded with many various artists and was credited with appearing on hundreds of albums. He also contributed to the "The West Side Story" and "The Godfather" movie soundtracks. He died of cancer.
Bio by: C.S.