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Tony Martin (I) (1913–2012)


Born Alvin Morris, the son of immigrants from Poland, Tony Martin received a soprano saxophone on his tenth birthday. In his grammar school glee club, he became an instrumentalist and soprano pop singer. When in high school, he then formed his first band called "The Red Peppers", eventually joining a local orchestra leader, Tom Gerun, as a reed ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

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 1982 Dear Mr. Wonderful
Cameo
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Amadeo Giannini
- The Unshakable Man (1962) ... Amadeo Giannini
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Tony Martin
- Tony Martin Visits (1961) ... Tony Martin
 1957 Let's Be Happy
Stanley Smith
 1956 Quincannon, Frontier Scout
Linus Quincannon
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Tony Martin (uncredited)
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Ted Warren
- All-Star Line-Up (1955)
- High Pitch (1955) ... Ted Warren
 1955 Hit the Deck
Chief Boatswain's Mate Wm. F. Clark
 1954 Deep in My Heart
Tony Martin
 1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Tony
- The Jam Session Show (1954) ... Tony
 1954 General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Movie)
Larry (segment 'Me and Juliet')
 1953 Easy to Love
Barry Gordon
 1953 Here Come the Girls
Allen Trent
 1940 Music in My Heart
Robert Gregory
 1939 Winner Take All
Steve Bishop
 1938 Up the River
Tommy Grant
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
Jerry Wade
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Yusuf / Tony Martin
 1937 Life Begins at College
Band Leader
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
Bobby Walker
 1937 Sing and Be Happy
Buzz Mason
 1937 The Holy Terror
Danny Walker (as Anthony Martin)
 1936 Banjo on My Knee
Chick Bean (as Anthony Martin)
 1936 Pigskin Parade
Tommy Barker (as Anthony Martin)
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Tony Renaldo
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl
Radio Baritone Soloist (uncredited)
 1936 Murder on a Bridle Path
Man with Violet (uncredited)
 1936 The Farmer in the Dell
Studio Reception Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Follow the Fleet
Sailor (uncredited)
 1935 Foolish Hearts (Short)
Singer
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: He and wife Cyd Charisse starred in a pilot for a family dramatic series called "Night People" in which Martin would play a night club singer and Charisse his spouse. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anthony Martin

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Cyd Charisse] She stepped out of a dream. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded 4 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6331 Hollywood Boulevard, for Motion Pictures at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard; for Radio at 1760 Vine Street; and for Television at 1725 Vine Street in Hollywood, California. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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