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Alvin Morris Net Worth

Alvin Morris Net Worth is
$1.4 Million

Alvin Morris Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Born Alvin Morris, the son of immigrants from Poland, Tony Martin received a soprano saxophone on his tenth birthday. In his grammar school glee club, he became an instrumentalist and soprano pop singer. When in high school, he then formed his first band called "The Red Peppers", eventually joining a local orchestra leader, Tom Gerun, as a reed ...
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Date Of BirthDecember 25, 1913
Place Of BirthSan Francisco, California, USA
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
Star SignCapricorn
#Quote
1I think I sound like a fella who's always making a plea through his music. Sort of a plea of sincerity.
2[on being Alice Faye's husband] To many people around town, I was Mr. Alice Faye.
3[on Cyd Charisse] She stepped out of a dream.
4The war and all my service-connected problems did me one good turn. When I came out I was pretty humble. I had been chopped down to size.
#Fact
1He lived longer than both of his wives. His first wife, Alice Faye who he was divorced from in 1941, died in 1998, and his second wife, Cyd Charisse, who he remained married to until her death in 2008, while he died in 2012, age 98.
2In 1954, on "The Colgate Comedy Hour" hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, he appeared with singer/comedian Joe E. Lewis, who was later portrayed by Frank Sinatra in the film bio, The Joker Is Wild (1957). When the show's announcer first introduced "Martin and Lewis", that evening, Tony and Joe E. came on stage, instead.
3His parents wanted him to be a lawyer. He briefly attended St. Mary's, a Christian Brothers college, CA. He says he left college in 1931 when "one of the brothers told me I was flunking everything and should stick to music.".
4For several years, he played and sang with bands in the San Francisco area, including the Tom Gerun Orchestra.
5In high school, he formed his first band and after graduating spent about two years at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif., but left to pursue music.
6Growing up in Oakland, Calif., he took up the saxophone after his grandmother gave him one when he was 10.
7His parents, Edward and Hattie Morris, were Jewish immigrants from Poland who divorced when he was young, and he considered his stepfather, tailor Myer Myers, his father.
8Twice, songs sung on screen by Martin received Academy Award nominations: "For Every Man There's a Woman" from Casbah (1948) and "It's a Blue World" from the 1940 film, Music in My Heart (1940).
9He appeared in more than 30 films.
10Tony was at a Friar's Club Roast for Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz in November, 1958, when Harry Parke, having just completed his comedy routine and returning to his seat, collapsed into Milton Berle's lap. Berle, hoping to divert the audience from Harry's distress, urged Tony to sing something. His unfortunate song choice was "There's No Tomorrow." Parke died of a heart attack.
11He was awarded 4 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6331 Hollywood Boulevard, for Motion Pictures at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard; for Radio at 1760 Vine Street; and for Television at 1725 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
12There was a misunderstanding that led to his discharge from the Navy during World War II, and even though he had served honorably, there were false rumors that he had tried to 'buy' an officer's commission. As a result even after the war, some major labels refused to record him. He finished up the war in the Army and was awarded the Bronze Star as a noncombatant in the Far East.
13His first hit record was "Now it Can Be Told" (1938), a song by Irving Berlin from the film Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938). It was sung on-screen by his then-wife Alice Faye.
14Son Tony Martin Jr. (born on August 28, 1950) died in April 2011, and was survived by Liv Lindeland-Martin, his wife of almost 30 years, father Tony Martin, Sr. and half-brother Nico Charisse.
15One son with his second wife, Cyd Charisse: Tony Martin Jr. He adopted Charisse's son Nicholas from her first marriage.
16Very early in his career, he was a sax player, under his real name of Al Morris, in an orchestra headed by Tom Gerun. Among the other orchestra members were unknowns (at the time) Woody Herman and singer Ginny Simms.
17Classic pop singer and occasional actor (Hit the Deck (1955), Here Come the Girls (1953), Casbah (1948)) whose career peaked in the 1950s. His biggest hit was "There's No Tomorrow" (RCA Victor, 1950), which was adapted from the traditional Neapolitan ballad "O Solo Mio" (Elvis Presley later had one of the biggest hits of his career by adapting the same song as "It's Now or Never"). Happily married for sixty years to actress/dancer Cyd Charisse.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentary performer: "You Stepped out of a Dream" - uncredited
That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites2008TV Movie performer: "There's No Tomorrow" - uncredited
Ziegfeld Girl Intro2004Video documentary short performer: "You Stepped Out of A Dream"
The Wedding Planner2001performer: "The Closer You Are"
Fallen Angels1993-1995TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Beverly Hills Cop III1994"North Dakota, South Dakota"
That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary performer: "You Stepped Out of a Dream" 1940 - uncredited
Me olvidé de vivir1980performer: "As Time Goes By"
The Hollywood Palace1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Donna Reed Show1961TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV Special performer: "Gigi"
Party Girl1958performer: "Party Girl"
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1958TV Series performer - 1 episode
Let's Be Happy1957performer: "Stan, the Man from Idaho", "Hold on to Love", "Doin' the Golfer's Glide", "I Can't Get into the Mood", "Let's Be Happy" - uncredited
MGM Parade1955TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 27th Annual Academy Awards1955TV Special performer: "Hold My Hand"
Hit the Deck1955performer: "Hallelujah" 1927, "Happy Birthday" 1893, "Keepin' Myself for You" 1930, "Why, Oh Why?" 1927, "Ciribiribin" 1898, "More Than You Know" 1929 - uncredited
Deep in My Heart1954performer: "Lover, Come Back to Me"
The Jack Benny Program1954TV Series performer - 1 episode
General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein1954TV Movie performer: "The Big Black Giant", "No Other Love"
Easy to Love1953performer: "Easy to Love", "Look Out! I'm Romantic", "Didja Ever", "That's What a Rainy Day Is For", "Coquette" uncredited
Here Come the Girls1953performer: "Never So Beautiful", "Heavenly Days"
Clash by Night1952performer: "I Hear a Rhapsody"
Two Tickets to Broadway1951performer: "The Closer You Are", "Big Chief Hole-in-the-Ground"
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951TV Series performer - 1 episode
Texaco Star Theatre1951TV Series performer - 1 episode
Casbah1948performer: "For Every Man There's a Woman", "Hooray For Love", "What's Good About Goodbye", "It Was Written In The Stars" - uncredited
Till the Clouds Roll By1946performer: "Show Boat", "All the Things You Are" uncredited
The Big Store1941performer: "Tenement Symphony" 1941, "If It's You" 1941
Ziegfeld Girl1941"You Stepped out of a Dream" 1940, uncredited / performer: "You Stepped out of a Dream" 1940, "Caribbean Love Song" 1941 - uncredited
Music in My Heart1940"Punchinello" 1939 / performer: "I've Got Music in My Heart" 1939, "No Other Love" 1939, "Punchinello" 1939, "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" 1900 uncredited, "Oh What a Lovely Dream" 1939, "It's a Blue World" 1939
Up the River1938performer: "It's The Strangest Thing"
Sally, Irene and Mary1938performer: "Sweet as a Song", "I Could Use a Dream", "Half Moon on the Hudson" - uncredited
Ali Baba Goes to Town1937performer: "Vote for Honest Abe" 1937 - uncredited
You Can't Have Everything1937"Afraid to Dream" 1937, uncredited / performer: "The Loveliness of You" 1937, "North Pole Sketch" 1937 - uncredited
Banjo on My Knee1936performer: "Where the Lazy River Goes By" 1936, "There's Something in the Air" 1936
Pigskin Parade1936performer: "You're Slightly Terrific"
Sing, Baby, Sing1936performer: "When Did You Leave Heaven?"
Poor Little Rich Girl1936performer: "When I'm with You" 1936 - uncredited

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dear Mr. Wonderful1982Cameo
Me olvidé de vivir1980Tony Martin
Death Valley Days1962TV SeriesAmadeo Giannini
The Donna Reed Show1961TV SeriesTony Martin
The George Burns Show1958TV SeriesTony Martin
Let's Be Happy1957Stanley Smith
Quincannon, Frontier Scout1956Linus Quincannon
Meet Me in Las Vegas1956Tony Martin (uncredited)
Shower of Stars1955TV SeriesTed Warren
Hit the Deck1955Chief Boatswain's Mate Wm. F. Clark
Deep in My Heart1954Tony Martin
The Jack Benny Program1954TV SeriesTony
General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein1954TV MovieLarry (segment 'Me and Juliet')
Easy to Love1953Barry Gordon
Here Come the Girls1953Allen Trent
Two Tickets to Broadway1951Dan Carter
Casbah1948Pepe Le Moko
Till the Clouds Roll By1946Gaylord Ravenal (segment "Show Boat") / Tony Martin
The Big Store1941Tommy Rogers
Ziegfeld Girl1941Frank Merton
Music in My Heart1940Robert Gregory
Winner Take All1939Steve Bishop
Thanks for Everything1938Tommy Davis
Up the River1938Tommy Grant
Kentucky Moonshine1938Jerry Wade
Sally, Irene and Mary1938Tommy Reynolds
Ali Baba Goes to Town1937Yusuf / Tony Martin
Life Begins at College1937Band Leader
You Can't Have Everything1937Bobby Walker
Sing and Be Happy1937Buzz Mason
The Holy Terror1937Danny Walker (as Anthony Martin)
Banjo on My Knee1936Chick Bean (as Anthony Martin)
Pigskin Parade1936Tommy Barker (as Anthony Martin)
Sing, Baby, Sing1936Tony Renaldo
Back to Nature1936Tom Williams
Poor Little Rich Girl1936Radio Baritone Soloist (uncredited)
Murder on a Bridle Path1936Man with Violet (uncredited)
The Farmer in the Dell1936Studio Reception Clerk (uncredited)
Follow the Fleet1936Sailor (uncredited)
Foolish Hearts1935ShortSinger

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker2014DocumentaryHimself
That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites2008TV MovieHimself
My Music: 50s Pop Parade2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Annual American Friends Hebrew University Scopus Awards Honoring Ted Turner1995TV SpecialHimself
That's Entertainment III: Behind the Screen1994Video documentaryHimself
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration1994TV MovieHimself
The 5th Annual Legacy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The 35th Annual Thalians Gala1990TV MovieHimself
American Masters1990TV Series documentaryHimself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHimself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli1987TV MovieHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly1985TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Looks Familiar1984TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Milton Berle1980TV MovieHimself
Over Easy1977TV SeriesHimself
Wednesday at 81977TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967-1977TV SeriesHimself
Donny and Marie1977TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1976TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist / Himself - Actor / Himself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
ABC Late Night1974TV SeriesHimself
The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1962-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara McNair Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Donald O'Connor Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1964-1969TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Singer / Himself / ...
The Pat Boone Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1966-1967TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962-1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The New London Palladium Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Danny Thomas Special: 40th Anniversary of the Coconut Grove1964TV SpecialHimself
What's My Line?1961-1962TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
Here's Hollywood1961-1962TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Academy Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Music Awards
The Garry Moore Show1961TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Cinematography Awards
The Ed Sullivan Show1949-1960TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Singer / Himself - Guest Host
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1960TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Startime1959TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea at Nine1959TV SeriesHimself
The Juke Box Jury1959TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The All-Star Christmas Show1958TV MovieHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1957-1958TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
The Nat King Cole Show1957TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Walter Winchell Show1956TV SeriesHimself
Film Fanfare1956TV SeriesHimself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1956TV SeriesHimself
Person to Person1956TV Series documentaryHimself
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends1956TV SeriesHimself
Inside Beverly Hills1956TV MovieHimself
The Tony Martin Show1954-1956TV SeriesHimself
The 27th Annual Academy Awards1955TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Texaco Star Theatre1949-1954TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Bob Hope Show1954TV SeriesHerself
Christmas with the Stars1953TV MovieHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951-1952TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Singer / Himself - Host / ...
All Star Revue1952TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Irving Berlin's Salute to America1951TV MovieHimself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Goes to Bat1950Documentary shortHimself
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter1950TV SeriesHimself
Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play1941Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 5: Art and Artists1940Short documentaryHimself
20th Century Fox Promotional Film1936Documentary shortHimself (singing voice, uncredited)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Big Band Vocalists2012TV MovieHimself
Great Performances2005TV SeriesHimself
Ziegfeld Girl Intro2004Video documentary shortFrank Merton
The Nightclub Years2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Biography1995-1999TV Series documentaryHimself / Actor 'Kentucky Moonshine'
That's Entertainment! III1994DocumentaryPerformer in Clip from 'Ziegfeld Girl' (uncredited)
Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: The Funny Fifties1989Video
That's Entertainment!1974Clip from 'Hit the Deck'
The Ed Sullivan Show1958TV SeriesHimself
MGM Parade1955TV SeriesGaylord Ravenal

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6436 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 1725 Vine Street.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn 8 February 1960. At 6331 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRadioOn 8 February 1960. At 1760 Vine Street

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1955Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Male Singer

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