He recorded the first album of selections from Victor Herbert's "Babes in Toyland", for Decca Records in 1946. It later appeared on LP and was recently released on CD.
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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