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Date of Birth 25 March 1903Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Date of Death 7 March 2001Mesa, Arizona, USA
Birth NameFrancis Nunzio Carlone
Nickname The Wizard of the Keyboard

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Pianist, songwriter ("Sunrise Serenade", "Oh What It Seemed to Be"), conductor, author and composer. He began his career as the music director of a touring vaudeville unit, then joined the orchestras of Mal Hallett and Horace Heidt as pianist. In 1944, he led his own orchestra, playing theatres, ballrooms and hotels. Thereafter he founded piano studios across America and published piano instructional books. He made many records, and had his own radio and television programs. Joining ASCAP in 1940, he collaborated musically with Al Frisch, Fred Wise, Jack Lawrence, Al Avola, Mack David, Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss. His popular song and instrumental compositions also include "Falling Leaves", "Roses in the Rain", "Lover's Lullaby", "Carle Boogie", "Sunrise Boogie", "Sunrise in Napoli", "Georgianna", "Blue Fantasy", "I Didn't Know", "The Golden Touch" and "The Apple Valley Waltz".

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Trivia (4)

Big-band leader and songwriter.
Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1989.
Father of Marjorie Hughes.
He was awarded a Star on the HOllywood Walk of Fame for Recording in Hollywood, California.

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