Began singing career with the American Music Theatre in Pasadena, California
First film opposite Kathryn Grayson, "Show Boat"
Last feature film appearance for over 20 years, "Arizona Bushwhackers"
Moved to Southern California at age 16 (date approximate)
Recorded first solo album, "And I Love You So"
Toured the nightclub circuit, sometimes teaming up with his co-star from three MGM musicals of the 1950s, Kathryn Grayson
Joined the cast of the CBS primetime serial drama, "Dallas", which had premiered in 1978; played Clayton Farlow
Made best-remembered film, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
Provided the offscreen narration for the Western saga, "Across the Wide Missouri", starring Clark Gable
Recreated the role of Curly when he opened the London stage production of "Oklahoma"
Starred on the London stage in the musical "Ambassador"; later brought the role to Broadway (date approximate)
Worked as a singing busboy in a Los Angeles cafe
Chosen by Oscar Hammerstein II to perform on Broadway in "Carousel"; succeeded John Raitt in the leading role of Billy Bigelow; also took over the leading role of Curly in "Oklahoma"
First leading role in a non-musical, "Desperate Search"
Made feature film debut in a non-singing supporting role in the British crime drama, "The Small Voice"
Signed by MGM; became instant star as the male lead of "Annie Get Your Gun"
Teamed with Jane Powell on record-breaking national theater tour of "South Pacific"
Was one of the hosts of the feature compilation documentary, "That's Entertainment III", revisiting the MGM musical from the coming of sound through the late 1950s
Last leading role, "Red Tomahawk"
Last musical starring roles, and last musicals for MGM, "Jupiter's Darling" and "Kismet"
Reprised screen role of eldest brother Adam in a touring stage version of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", opposite original screen co-star Jane Powell
Toured in stage productions of musicals and comedies including "Camelot", "Man of La Mancha", "Paint Your Wagon", "I Do! I Do!", "Plaza Suite", "Gigi", "Show Boat", "Kismet", "The Most Happy Fella" and "The Fantasticks"
Went to Britain to play the leading role in the action drama, "Floods of Fear"
Worked for Douglas Aircraft as a manufacturing representative travelling among various company plants; work included singing; won a first prize award at the Mississippi Valley while on the road; also won an award at the Chicago Music Festival