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Birthday
14, 1909
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 14, 1995 (85)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1909
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 14, 1995 (85)

About

Actor and folk singer known for his hit "A Little Bitty Tear." He was also responsible for Christmas standards like "Holly Jolly Christmas."

Before Fame

He was a dedicated Boy Scout who earned the Silver Buffalo Award. He was a student at Eastern Illinois University in the late 1920s before leaving to devote all of his time to music.

Trivia

In the 1950s, he was blacklisted for allegedly having communist ties.

Family Life

He married Helen Peck Ehrich on December 6, 1945. After their divorce on February 17, 1971, he remarried to Dorothy Koster Paul on April 16, 1971.

Associated With

He was once in the same singing group as Woody Guthrie called Almanac Singers.