Swinging pop vocalist of Mack the Knife in 1959, and Beyond the Sea.
He won a scholarship to attend Hunter College but dropped out to play nightclubs.
He was a singer and musician, and while making his first film Come September, he met his wife, actress Sandra Dee.
He got married to Sandra Dee on December 1, 1960, after their divorce on March 7, 1967, and got remarried to Andrea Joy Yeager on June 26, 1973.
Eddie Albert was his costar in Captain Newman, M.D..