Dennis Day

Actor + Comedian and Singer
Born May 21, 1916

Dennis Day born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty, was an American singer and radio, television and film personality of Irish descent.

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1916 Birth Born on May 21, 1916.


1939 23 Years Old Day appeared for the first time on Jack Benny's radio show on October 8, 1939, taking the place of another famed tenor, Kenny Baker. … Read More
1944 28 Years Old From 1944 through 1946 he served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant. … Read More


1948 32 Years Old In 1948, Day married Peggy Almquist; the marriage lasted until his death in 1988. … Read More
1949 33 Years Old An attempt was made to adapt A Day in the Life Of Dennis Day as an NBC filmed series (Sam Berman's caricature of Dennis was used in the opening and closing titles), produced by Jerry Fairbanks for Dennis' sponsor, Colgate-Palmolive, featuring the original radio cast, but got no farther than an unaired 1949 pilot episode. … Read More
1952 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Eventually, his own TV series, The Dennis Day Show (aka The RCA Victor Show), was first telecast on NBC on February 8, 1952, and then in the 1953–1954 season.


1970 54 Years Old His last televised work with Benny was in 1970, when they both appeared in a public service announcement together to promote savings and loans. … Read More
1972 56 Years Old In 1972, he co-starred with June Allyson and Judy Canova in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical No, No, Nanette.


1976 60 Years Old In 1976, Day was the voice of "The Preacher" in the Rankin-Bass production Frosty's Winter Wonderland and again worked with them in 1978, when he voiced Fred in The Stingiest Man in Town, which was their animated version of Charles Dickens's novel A Christmas Carol. … Read More
1988 72 Years Old Day died on June 22, 1988, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease), in Los Angeles, California. … Read More
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