singer and musician
Born: March 30, 1913
Died: Feb. 6, 2007 (San Diego)
Singer of many hits in the 1940s and 50s, including "That's My Desire," "Mule Train," and "Ghost Riders in the Sky." Starting as a jazz singer, he found his greatest success in country music; in addition to radio hits, he was featured on the soundtracks of many Westerns, and starred in several musicals. He also recorded the theme songs for Rawhide and Blazing Saddles.
(Born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio)