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Also Known As: Alvin Morris, Anthony Martin Died: July 27, 2012
Born: December 25, 1913 Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession:

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Tony Martin's powerful tenor and smooth, romantic style earned him a place in America's heart as a much-loved entertainer. He entered the business as a musician in touring orchestras before landing plum roles in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s, including "Sing, Baby, Sing" (1936), "Music in My Heart" (1940), "Ziegfield Girl" (1941) and "Casbah" (1948). Martin's crooning also swept the nation, with soulful renditions of ballads and pop standards like "When I'm With You" (1936) and the Oscar-nominated "For Every Man There's A Woman" (1948). His talent and undeniable charm wooed several silver screen goddesses throughout his career, from Ava Gardner to Rita Hayworth to Lana Turner, yet it was Martin's 60-year marriage to actress and dancer Cyd Charisse that remained a true Hollywood love story. With a multi-hyphenate career that spanned decades and withered an industry obsessed with youth, Martin endured as one of the most accomplished and stylish vocalists of his era.

Tony Martin's powerful tenor and smooth, romantic style earned him a place in America's heart as a much-loved entertainer. He entered the business as a musician in touring orchestras before landing plum roles in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s, including "Sing, Baby, Sing" (1936), "Music in My Heart" (1940), "Ziegfield Girl" (1941) and "Casbah" (1948). Martin's crooning also swept the nation, with soulful renditions of ballads and pop standards like "When I'm With You" (1936) and the Oscar-nominated "For Every Man There's A Woman" (1948). His talent and undeniable charm wooed several silver screen goddesses throughout his career, from Ava Gardner to Rita Hayworth to Lana Turner, yet it was Martin's 60-year marriage to actress and dancer Cyd Charisse that remained a true Hollywood love story. With a multi-hyphenate career that spanned decades and withered an industry obsessed with youth, Martin endured as one of the most accomplished and stylish vocalists of his era.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Castle, The (1998)
2.
 That's Entertainment! III (1994) Song Performer
3.
 Wicked Lady, The (1983) Vendor At Tyburn
4.
 Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982) Himself
5.
 Rude Boy (1980) Policeman
6.
 Let's Be Happy (1957) Stanley Smith
7.
8.
 Quincannon, Frontier Scout (1956) Linus Quincannon
9.
 Hit the Deck (1955) Chief Boatswain's Mate Wm. F. Clark
10.
 Deep in My Heart (1954) [performer in] "The New Moon"
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Notes

Martin serves as the Bard for the Friars Club

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wife:
Alice Faye. Singer, actor. Married 1937, divorced 1940.
wife:
Cyd Charisse. Actor. dancer. Married 1948.

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"The Two of Us"

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