Monday, July 30, 2012

Tony Martin, Romantic Crooner, In Show Business From Great Depression To 21st Century, R. I. P.

Tony Martin, the romantic baritone singer who appeared in motion picture musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s, and who worked in records, television, and nightclubs, as well as films, from the Great Depression up to and into the 21st century, passed away this past Friday night from natural causes at his West Los Angeles home at the age of 98.

While never really a full-fledge movie star, Mr. Martin was featured in 25 films, mainly made during the heyday of the Hollywood musicals.

Having been previously married to Alice Faye (they were divorced in 1939 after two years), Tony wed singer-actress Cyd Charisse in 1948, resulting in a marraige that would last for 60 years until Cyd's passing in 2008.

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