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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 May 1913New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 12 October 1989Columbus, Ohio, USA  (cancer)
Nickname The Poet of the Piano

Mini Bio (2)

Pianist popular in 40's radio and in guest appearances as pianist or orchestra conductor in Hollywood musicals of that era.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bill Takacs <kinephile@aol.com>

Pianist, conductor and composer, he started as a pianist in dance orchestras, including that of Rudy Vallee, then he formed his own orchestra and was a soloist in night clubs and films, and on radio and television, and made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1957, his popular-song compositions include "While the Nightwind Sings" and "Masquerade Waltz".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!

Spouse (1)

Wanda (6 May 1935 - 26 December 1958) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (5)

Supplied the soundtrack for Tyrone Power's pantomimed piano playing in 'The Eddy Duchin Story' (1956).
His single best-selling recording was his pop version of "Chopin's 'Polonaise.'"
Prolific recording artist, primarily for American Decca.
Singer of "Lili Marlene" in the USA.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

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