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Morton Downey (1901–1985)


Pianist, songwriter ("Wabash Moon"), composer, singer and businessman, educated in public schools and at Lyman Hall. He began his singing career in a Greenwich Village movie theatre, and was later a vocalist for the Paul Whiteman orchestra aboard the SS Leviathan. In 1927, he toured Europe and then opened his own night club, the Delmonico in New ... See full bio »

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Known For

Star of the Family
Star of the Family Himself - Host
(1950-1951)
Dublin in Brass
Dublin in Brass Danny O'Neill
(1935)
Mother's Boy
Mother's Boy Tommy O'Day
(1929)

Filmography

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 2012 Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (Documentary) (performer: "Stormy Weather", "Jericho")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (performer: "Jericho" - uncredited)
 1944 Ghost Catchers (performer: "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)", "After You've Gone", "Goodbye Sue", "Besame Mucho", "My Ideal", "Molly Malone")
 1943 Reveille with Beverly (writer: "Wabash Moon")
 1935 Dublin in Brass (Short) (performer: "That's How I Spell I-R-E-L-A-N-D", "Stop!", "You'll Always Have the Right of Way", "Any Place Is Heaven" - uncredited) / (writer: "That's How I Spell I-R-E-L-A-N-D" - uncredited)
 1934 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #10 (Short) (performer: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited)
 1932 Sing a Song (Short) (writer: "Wabash Moon" - uncredited)
 1929 Syncopation ("I'll Always Be in Love with You", uncredited) / (performer: "Do Something", "Jericho", "My Inspiration Is You" - uncredited)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Son of James Downey (fire chief of Wallingford, CT) and Elizabeth Cox. See more »

Nickname:

The Irish Nightingale

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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