Known by variety of nicknames, including America's Number One Song Stylist, Laine was an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose hits included "Mule Train," "Jezebel," and "Rawhide."
He joined the track and basketball team, strengthening his lungs in the process.
His songs have been in numerous movies, including Blazing Saddles.
He married Nan Grey on June 15, 1950 and Marcia Ann Kline on July 5, 1999.
Perry Como was his close friend and greatly helped him sustain his singing career.