|Genres:||Holiday & Seasonal Movies Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Movies Musicals & The Arts Television Vocals|
|Tags:||celtic oldies great irish romantic male vocalists under 2000 listeners|
|Decades:||1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Eugene McNulty, 21 May 1917, New York City, New York, USA, d. 22 June 1988, Brentwood, California, USA. Day was a popular singer, from the late 30s to the 60s, whose distinctive Irish tenor voice and flair for comedy gained him a prestigious spot on the top rated Jack Benny radio show. Day graduated from St. Patricks Cathedral High School, and attended Manhattan College, planning to study law. He first appeared on Bennys show in 1939, replacing another tenor, Kenny Baker. After military service during World War II, Lewis became the comedians regular foil, and moved with him to television in the 50s, and until the show ended in the mid-60s. He would continually frustrate Benny with his clowning, and favourite line: Oh, Mr. Benny; to which the comedian would invariably reply: Oh, for heavens sake. Sing Dennis!. He also had his own show for a while on NBC, and appeared frequently on other programmes such as Max Leiberman...