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Don Cornell is among the longest and last dynamic singers in the big band period. Still performing first from the 21st hundred years, he’s a younger modern of Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, and something from the last performing stars from the 1950s pre-rock period who has preserved an active profession, for 50 years and keeping track of. Blessed Luigi Francisco Valaro, he got into the music business as an adolescent, joining the music group of trumpet star Red Nichols being a guitarist. It had been when he was 18, nevertheless, that Cornell surfaced as a vocalist and a superstar, as an associate of Sammy Kaye’s music group, Golf swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye. In 1949, Cornell struck from his own being a single singer, following business lead of Sinatra from the big music group format. In starting, with “IT IS NOT Good,” he gained a dozen silver record honours between 1950 and 1962. His various other hits consist of “I’m Yours,” “I’ll Walk By itself,” and “Keep My Hands.” Cornell was a normal guest through the entire 1950s and 1960s on tv shows managed by Arthur Godfrey, Jackie Gleason, and Perry Como (a vintage friend of Cornell’s). Ironically, in the past due ’50s, it had been rock & move spearheaded by very much younger performers — including a set of Bronx-born Italians called Dion DiMucci and Bobby Darin — that brought a steady end to Cornell’s state at the top from the graphs. He remained an intermittent guest on chat shows in to the 1970s and beyond, and in addition has taken on several acting tasks in films and tv series, including B.L. Stryker and Miami Vice. In 1993, he was inducted in to the Big Music group Hall of Popularity and in the center of the 10 years got a celebrity for the Hollywood Walk of Popularity, but he hasn’t retired. Cornell proceeds to execute in better night clubs in NEVADA and Lake Tahoe, and is generally a guest designer with local symphony orchestras. Cornell and his wife Iris also have noticed to it that his traditional single recordings are on the net for individuals who like them, liberating a two-CD arranged, Something to keep in mind Me By, and a second group of tunes from and about Italy, entitled From Italy With Like. To get this done, they’ve created their very own custom made imprint, Iris/MCA Information, which is the foundation of reissues attracted from the MCA-owned Coral and Dot Information catalogs. In 1993, he also slice a new recording of materials entitled Don Cornell Right now. Cornell eventually resolved in Florica and continuing to perform through the entire 1990’s and in to the fresh millenium. His tone of voice remained remarkably constant despite his evolving years. On Feb 23, 2004, at age 84, Cornell passed on after a have a problem with emphysema and diabetes.

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Full Name Don Cornell
Date Of Birth April 21, 1919
Died February 23, 2004, Aventura, Florida, United States
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs The Bible Tells Me So, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Play Some Music for Broken Hearts, I'll Walk Alone, It Isn't Fair, I'm Yours, Please Play Our Song, Mama Guitar, Teenage Meeting, I Need You So, Careless Hands, Pretend You Don't See Her, This Is the Beginning of the End, You'll Never Get Away, Something To Remember You By, My Lily and My Rose, That's The Chance You Take, An Apple Blossom Wedding, Most of All, You'Ll Never Get Away With Teresa Brewer, I'll Hate Myself in the Morning, My Faith, My Hope, My Love, The Little Old Mill, S'posin', My Baby Is Blue, Young Abe Lincoln, I Think I'll Fall in Love Today, Kiss Me Sweet, No Man Is an Island, You Can't Tell a Lie to Your Heart, I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen, Stay As Sweet As You Are
Albums Something To Remember Me By..., Heart of My Heart, The Very Best Of, Hold My Hand - The Best Of Don Cornell, Don Cornell, Romantic, The Hits Collection 1942-58, His Very Best, That'S The Chance You Take, Top 45 Classics - The Very Best of Don Cornell, Most of All, Don's Great Hits, Those Old Feelings, Greatest Hits, I'll Walk Alone, I, Don Cornell, Jazz Nostalgia

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1 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6138 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.



A Dirty Shame 2004 performer: "The Bible Tells Me So"
Casino 1995 performer: "I'll Walk Alone"
This Earth Is Mine 1959 performer: "This Earth Is Mine"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1956 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Susan Slept Here 1954 performer: "Hold My Hand"
Don Cornell Sings 1952 Short performer: "Be Fair", "Oh, Marie", "Temptation"



Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1966 TV Series Guest Vocalist
The Ray Anthony Show 1957 TV Series
The Jackie Gleason Show 1953 TV Series Guest Vocalist



Big Band Bash 1978 TV Movie Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1962-1976 TV Series Himself - Vocalist / Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1958 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Big Record 1958 TV Series Himself
The Arthur Murray Party 1954-1957 TV Series Himself
The Spike Jones Show 1957 TV Series Himself
The Ray Anthony Show 1957 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1950-1956 TV Series Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1954 TV Series Himself - Singer
Texaco Star Theatre 1951-1952 TV Series Himself - Singer
Cavalcade of Stars 1951-1952 TV Series Himself - Guest Vocalist
Don Cornell Sings 1952 Short Himself - Singer
Songs for Sale 1951 TV Series Himself

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