Known for songs such as Come Fly with Me and Love and Marriage. He was covered by numerous singing legends and used across multiple media.
He was a restaurant cashier, played violin in a theater-pit orchestra, worked at a meat-packing plant, and had other jobs as a tinsmith, freight-elevator operator, and bindery porter.
He won four Academy Awards: for Three Coins in the Fountain from 1954, All the Way from 1957, High Hopes from 1959, and Call Me Irresponsible from 1963. He was nominated for 22 others.
He was first married to vocalist and former Goldwyn girl Gloria Delson in 1945, with whom he fathered two children. He married his second wife, Virginia Tita Basile, in 1970.
His collaborations with Frank Sinatra were closely examined by music scholars and historians.