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Romantic crooner Tony Martin dies at 98
Associated Press ^ | 7/30/12 | Bob Thomas

Posted on 07/30/2012 11:46:56 AM PDT by Justaham

Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98.

Martin died of natural causes Friday evening at his West Los Angeles home, his friend and accountant Beverly Scott said Monday.

A peer of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, Martin sang full voice in a warm baritone that carried special appeal for his female audience. Among his hit recordings were "I Get Ideas," ''To Each His Own," ''Begin the Beguine" and "There's No Tomorrow."

"He's the ultimate crooner who outlasted all is contemporaries," musician and longtime friend Gabriel Guerrero said from his Oregon home. Martin recently sang to Guerrero over the telephone.

"He has truly remained the butterscotch baritone until he was 98," Guerrero added.

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1 posted on 07/30/2012 11:47:03 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

RIP! Helluva run!


2 posted on 07/30/2012 11:50:51 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Justaham

Tony Martin “ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnkS7oMP2Xk


3 posted on 07/30/2012 11:54:55 AM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney)
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To: Justaham; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Damn, he was about to record a comeback album on the Def Jam label. Pity.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 12:01:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I wonder if somebody had to make the movie studios “An offer they couldn’t refuse” to get him the movie roles.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 12:03:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Justaham

RIP.


6 posted on 07/30/2012 12:18:11 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: dfwgator

Coincidentally, I watched From Here to Eternity (again) last week when Turner Classic Movies ran a tribute to Ernest Borgnine. Anyone who saw Frank Sinatra act knew that he did not need Mafia help to earn movie roles; he was terrific as Private Maggio.

And Borgnine as Fatso—wow! I had just watched Marty (on right before FHTE), and moviegoers must have been shocked to see Borgnine’s performance as the gentle butcher after having seen him as Fatso.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 12:24:02 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Justaham
Another one of those "I thought he died a long time ago" moments. RIP
8 posted on 07/30/2012 12:25:00 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Justaham

Technically, I believe he was the last surviving ‘adult male’ who actually starred in a film from the 1930s (he headlined a few minor 20th-Century Fox b-films around 1937-38 or so). Mickey Rooney starred in films back then, but was still a juvenile. Still a few surviving 1930s actresses, though.


9 posted on 07/30/2012 12:28:37 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Justaham

I always thought he was Italian. He sure looked it. For those who didn’t read the article, he was Jewish.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 12:33:59 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Justaham
I read the headline and thought, "Romantic crooner? Wasn't he in Black Sabbath?" Then I saw the age; I'm obviously thinking of a different Tony Martin.
11 posted on 07/30/2012 12:34:48 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: luvbach1

Jewish, Italian....what’s the difference?


12 posted on 07/30/2012 12:35:19 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: AuH2ORepublican

You’re right, Borgnine could act up a storm.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 12:36:29 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: dfwgator
Jewish, Italian....what’s the difference?

Just a point of interest; otherwise it doesn't matter.

14 posted on 07/30/2012 12:38:35 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Justaham

I do hope that Willie Nelson did manage to record a duet with Tony before he died!


15 posted on 07/30/2012 12:39:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

It helps to be an “old timer” to remember this Tony Martin.


16 posted on 07/30/2012 12:40:10 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Romantic crooner? Wasn't he in Black Sabbath?"

You thinking of this guy?


17 posted on 07/30/2012 12:42:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Dittos on the acting ability of Sinatra and Borgnine. Another actor who never got full credit for his ability (probably due to his pretty boy image) was Tony Curtis.


18 posted on 07/30/2012 12:46:54 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Justaham


19 posted on 07/30/2012 12:48:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Justaham
Antonio Martinelli. Tony's granpa?


20 posted on 07/30/2012 1:02:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: luvbach1

t helps to be an “old timer” to remember this Tony Martin.

Yep. And, he was married to a lovely dish and great dancer Cid Cherise. Those were the days.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 1:07:21 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Bitsy

My late father once told me that Martin served in his USAAF outfit for a period of time during World War II. He said Martin was a pretty good guy.


22 posted on 07/30/2012 1:19:49 PM PDT by MadeInOhio
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To: Borges

ping


23 posted on 07/30/2012 1:19:58 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Justaham

Prayers for his friends and family members. He was a very talented singer with a gorgeous voice... Very impressive even to this “young’un” (who isn’t really young anymore at 40! LOL)

RIP Tony Martin - hope you’re having some fun up in heaven with all your buds.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 1:25:07 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Bitsy
Yep. And, he was married to a lovely dish and great dancer Cid Cherise.


"A recent pic of the two."

25 posted on 07/30/2012 1:34:05 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Justaham

That whole group of entertainers where just that, entertainers. They sang, danced, acted, did stand up, whatever. Their talents dwarf anything we have today. They loved the stage and their fans. They worked hard and long hours for years. I respect them for that.


26 posted on 07/30/2012 1:36:36 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: MadeInOhio

He said Martin was a pretty good guy.

I heard that too. Well, he was married for years to the same good lookng woman who adored him so he must have be a pretty “good Joe.”


27 posted on 07/30/2012 2:00:14 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: TangoLimaSierra

They look great for their age - I think it was clean living!


28 posted on 07/30/2012 2:01:37 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: dfwgator

I’m pretty sure that’s not the Tony Martin who was in Sabbath...


29 posted on 07/30/2012 2:41:06 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

You do know who it is, right? You have to admit he certainly looked the role of a “Romantic Crooner” back in the day.


30 posted on 07/30/2012 2:43:03 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

Honestly, I don’t know who he is. But you’re right.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 2:59:14 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

That was Dio.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 3:05:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

Now that you’ve said that, I recognize him. Of course even then he was only about three feet tall. :)


33 posted on 07/30/2012 3:31:03 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

34 posted on 07/30/2012 4:46:17 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: Justaham

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz5VecoSVCk


35 posted on 07/30/2012 5:04:38 PM PDT by Kennard
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