Dennis Day

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Musicals & The Arts Television Vocals World Music
Descriptive "tags": celtic oldies great irish romantic male vocalists under 2000 listeners Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

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. Patrick’s Cathedral High School, and attended Manhattan College, planning to study law. He first appeared on Benny’s show in 1939, replacing another tenor, Kenny Baker. After military service during World War II, Lewis became the comedian’s 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 heaven’s sake. Sing Dennis!’. He also had his own show for a while on NBC, and appeared frequently on other programmes such as Max Leiberman...

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