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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 instrument specialist, sitting along with a future band leader, Woody Herman. In the mids, Martin left Gerun to go to Hollywood, where he would go under his stage name, "Tony Martin". After their divorce, he married Cyd Charisse in - a marriage which lasted sixty years. He has had many TV acting roles, as well.
Sign In. Edit Tony Martin. Showing all 28 items. Classic pop singer and occasional actor Hit the Deck , Here Come the Girls , Casbah whose career peaked in the s. Very early in his career, he was a sax player, under his real name of Al Morris, in an orchestra headed by Tom Gerun. After college, he left Gerun's band to go to Hollywood to try films. It was at that time that he adopted the stage name of Tony Martin. He was a featured vocalist on the George Burns and Gracie Allen radio program.
On the show Allen playfully flirted with Tony, often threatening to fire him. Allen would say things like, "Oh, Tony, you look so tired, why don't you rest your lips on mine? In films, Martin was first cast in a number of bit parts, including a role as a sailor in Follow the Fleet , starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
He eventually signed with 20th Century-Fox and then Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in which he starred in a number of musicals. Between and , he made a number of hit records for Decca.
Martin was the last surviving actor to co-star with the Marx Brothers. Martin joined the United States Navy in as a chief specialist , the equivalent of a chief petty officer. He enlisted as a specialist after the officer twice failed to obtain a commission for him. At the time of his dismissal, the Navy said that removal for unfitness was not equivalent to a dishonorable discharge and "does not carry degradation. After leaving the Navy, Martin asked his local draft board for immediate induction into the service.
He was assigned to Capt. Glenn Miller 's band at the request of Miller, who considered him the best singer in the armed services. Martin later said he felt as though he had "stumbled into heaven through the side door. William H. Tunner , commanding the Hump Airlift , put him to work as an entertainer, forming a troupe of amateur talent from the command and taking it around the various bases to perform.
After the war, Martin signed with Mercury Records , then a small independent label run out of Chicago, Illinois. In the midst of our phone conversation, he started crooning "You stepped out of a dream. You are too wonderful to be what you seem. A gerontologist should make a study of what keeps him going.
Everybody wants what he has at his age. Martin attributes his stamina to doing calisthenics almost every day. It must be working. Stander says that Martin's couch is quite low and that he himself has trouble getting out of it, but "Tony bounds right up. For a photo shoot the other day, he put on a well-tailored tweed suit. Charisse was the cook at their house. Martin admits to being hopeless at it. The evenings when his housekeeper doesn't prepare a meal, he orders out. Martin, who toured for years with his wife, dancer-actress Cyd Charisse, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Angeles, his longtime business manager, Stan Schneider, told The Times.
He endured as a crooner of romantic ballads, continuing to perform them onstage well into his 90s. By the early s, movie musicals and his singing career had crested, and he began touring with Charisse in a cabaret act. The couple marked 60 years of marriage in , the year she died at A bereft Martin, then 94, dealt with his grief by continuing to perform live, he later said.
Sort of a plea of sincerity. He was born Alvin Morris on Dec. His parents, Edward and Hattie Morris, were Jewish immigrants from Poland who divorced when he was young, and he considered his stepfather, tailor Myer Myers, his father.
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