|Date of Birth||2 November 1909|
|Date of Death||11 December 1984, Jacksonville, Texas, USA|
|Nickname||The Blind Whistler|
Mini Bio (1)
Whistler on radio, on stage and in film. He lost 99 percent of his normal vision by age two, and while attending a school for the blind he met a bird imitator who inspired and encouraged Fred to pursue his art. After joining WFAA in Dallas, Texas and later the Vincent Lopez Orchestra in New York, eventually Horace Heidt heard him and offered him a featured part within his shows. By 1945 he pursued an independent career with success. One of his hit pop recordings was as the featured whistler in the theme from "The High and the Mighty".
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Louis Rugani