Baker performed on the Jack Benny radio program from 1935 to 1939. He eventually became the singer on the Fred Allen radio program. He was replaced on the Jack Benny program in 1939 by Dennis Day.
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Boyishly good looking singer/actor who first gained notice as the featured singer on Jack Benny's radio shows during the 1930s. At the height of his radio fame, and after leaving the Benny show in 1939 (succeeded by Dennis Day
), he appeared in a dozen or so film musicals (At the Circus
(1939), The Harvey Girls
(1946)) and later co-starred with Mary Martin in the original Broadway production of