Don Cornell

Don Cornell stage name of Luigi Francisco Varlaro (April 21, 1919 in New York City - February 23, 2004 in Aventura, Florida) was a popular singer of the 1940s and 1950s.

Cornell got his start with trumpeter Red Nichols and big band leader Sammy Kaye before going solo. He sold over 50 million records. Among his hits were "It Isn't Fair," "I'm Yours," "I'll Walk Alone," and "Hold My Hand." In 1993, he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame.

He died of advanced emphysema and diabetes.


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He died of advanced emphysema and diabetes. Morton Downey died in Palm Beach, Florida of a stroke. Among his hits were "It Isn't Fair," "I'm Yours," "I'll Walk Alone," and "Hold My Hand." In 1993, he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame. Morton Downey was the father of television personality Morton Downey, Jr. He sold over 50 million records. Downey was also a songwriter: his most successful numbers including "All I Need is Someone Like You", "California Skies", "In the Valley of the Roses", and "Now You're in My Arms", "Sweeten Up Your Smile", "That's How I Spell Ireland", "There's Nothing New", and "Wabash Moon". Cornell got his start with trumpeter Red Nichols and big band leader Sammy Kaye before going solo. Starting in 1949, Morton Downey began appearing on television, and in the 1950s hosted the television show Star of the Family.

Don Cornell stage name of Luigi Francisco Varlaro (April 21, 1919 in New York City - February 23, 2004 in Aventura, Florida) was a popular singer of the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1930s he recorded for ARC and Decca Records, the in the 1940s made records for Columbia. He was voted the USA's "Radio Singer of the Year" in 1932. In 1930 he began making national radio broadcasts. He also started making appearances in motion pictures in 1929.

He toured London, Paris, Berlin, New York City, and Hollywood. In 1926 he had a hit in the show Palm Beach Nights. In 1925 he began 4 years of recording for Brunswick Records. Leviathan Orchestra.

He first recorded in 1923 for Edison Records under the pseudonym Morton James; the following year he recorded for Victor with the S.S. For a time in the 1920s, Tenor Downey sang with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. Downey was nicknamed the Irish Nightingale. Morton Downey was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, the child of Irish immigrant parents.

Morton Downey (14 November 1901-October 25, 1985) was a singer popular in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s.

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