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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 »

Known For

The Big Store Tommy Rogers
(1941)
(1994)
The Wedding Planner Soundtrack
(2001)
(1951)

Filmography

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 2015 Just Jim (performer: "Domino")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (performer: "You Stepped out of a Dream" - uncredited)
 2008 That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (TV Movie) (performer: "There's No Tomorrow" - uncredited)
 2004 Ziegfeld Girl Intro (Video documentary short) (performer: "You Stepped Out of A Dream")
 2001 The Wedding Planner (performer: "The Closer You Are")
 1993-1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- A Dime a Dance (1995) ... (performer: "Make Believe")
- I'll Be Waiting (1993) ... (performer: "All the Things You Are")
 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III ("North Dakota, South Dakota")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (performer: "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (1940) - uncredited)
 1980 Me olvidé de vivir (performer: "As Time Goes By")
 1965 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.18 (1965) ... (performer: "Dear Heart", "Lullaby of Broadway", "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" - uncredited)
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tony Martin Visits (1961) ... (performer: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams")
 1959 The 31st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Gigi")
 1958 Party Girl (performer: "Party Girl")
 1958 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.21 (1958) ... (performer: "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)", "Money Isn't Everything" - uncredited)
 1957 Let's Be Happy (performer: "The Man from Idaho", "Hold On To Love", "Doin' the Golfer's Glide", "One is a Lonely Number", "Let's Be Happy" - uncredited)
 1955 MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1955) ... (performer: "All the Things You Are")
 1955 The 27th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Hold My Hand")
 1955 Hit the Deck (performer: "Hallelujah" (1927), "Happy Birthday" (1893), "Keepin' Myself for You" (1930), "Why, Oh Why?" (1927), "Ciribiribin" (1898), "More Than You Know" (1929) - uncredited)
 1954 Deep in My Heart (performer: "Lover, Come Back to Me")
 1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Jam Session Show (1954) ... (performer: "Basin Street Blues" - uncredited)
 1954 General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Special) (performer: "The Big Black Giant", "No Other Love")
 1953 Easy to Love (performer: "Easy to Love", "Look Out! I'm Romantic", "Didja Ever", "That's What a Rainy Day Is For", "Coquette" (uncredited))
 1953 Here Come the Girls (performer: "Never So Beautiful", "Heavenly Days")
 1952 Clash by Night (performer: "I Hear a Rhapsody")
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway (performer: "The Closer You Are", "Big Chief Hole-in-the-Ground")
 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.26 (1951) ... (performer: "Louise" (uncredited), "Lullaby of Broadway" (uncredited), "La Vie en Rose", "The Dum-Dot Song" (uncredited))
 1951 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.24 (1951) ... (performer: "Begin the Beguine", "Tenement Symphony (in Four Flats)")
 1948 Casbah (performer: "For Every Man There's a Woman", "Hooray For Love", "What's Good About Goodbye", "It Was Written In The Stars" - uncredited)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By (performer: "Show Boat", "All the Things You Are" (uncredited))
 1941 The Big Store (performer: "Tenement Symphony" (1941), "If It's You" (1941))
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl ("You Stepped out of a Dream" (1940), uncredited) / (performer: "You Stepped out of a Dream" (1940), "Caribbean Love Song" (1941) - uncredited)
 1940 Music in My Heart ("Punchinello" (1939)) / (performer: "I've Got Music in My Heart" (1939), "No Other Love" (1939), "Punchinello" (1939), "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" (1900) (uncredited), "Oh What a Lovely Dream" (1939), "It's a Blue World" (1939))
 1938 Up the River (performer: "It's The Strangest Thing")
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary (performer: "Sweet as a Song", "I Could Use a Dream", "Half Moon on the Hudson" - uncredited)
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (performer: "Vote for Honest Abe" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Have Everything ("Afraid to Dream" (1937), uncredited) / (performer: "The Loveliness of You" (1937), "North Pole Sketch" (1937) - uncredited)
 1936 Banjo on My Knee (performer: "Where the Lazy River Goes By" (1936), "There's Something in the Air" (1936))
 1936 Pigskin Parade (performer: "You're Slightly Terrific")
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing (performer: "When Did You Leave Heaven?")
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl (performer: "When I'm with You" (1936) - uncredited)
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Other Works:

(05/01/1952] The 1952 Police Show "An Eyeful of Paris" opened at the Shrine Auditorium, proceeds from which go to the police welfare and relief organizations. Celebrities participating in this year's program are Dennis Day, Bob Hope, Donald O'Connor, Gene Autry, Tony Martin, Liberace, the Modernaires, The Four Step Brothers, ... 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:

The war and all my service-connected problems did me one good turn. When I came out I was pretty humble. I had been chopped down to size. See more »

Trivia:

He lived longer than both of his wives. His first wife, Alice Faye who he was divorced from in 1941, died in 1998, and his second wife, Cyd Charisse, who he remained married to until her death in 2008, while he died in 2012, age 98. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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