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1913 Birth Tony Martin was born on Christmas Day in the year 1913 as Alvin Morris in San Francisco, California to Jewish immigrant parents. … Read More


1937 23 Years Old In 1937 he married Alice Faye, with whom he had starred in several films. They divorced in 1941. Martin remarried, to actress and dancer Cyd Charisse in 1948. They remained happily married until her death in 2008. … Read More
1938 24 Years Old …  Between 1938 and 1942, he made a number of hit records for Decca.
1941 27 Years Old Martin was featured in the 1941 Marx Brothers film The Big Store, in which he played a singer and performed Tenement Symphony, which was written by Hal Borne who became his long-time musical director. … Read More


1946 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He cut 25 records in 1946 and 1947 for Mercury, including a 1946 recording of "To Each His Own" which became a million-seller.
1947 33 Years Old This prompted RCA Victor records to offer him a contract, which he signed in 1947 after satisfying his contract obligations to Mercury.


1954 40 Years Old His The Tony Martin Show, a 15-minute variety program, aired on NBC from 1954 to 1956 prior to the evening newscast.
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