New York-born singer and tap dancer. As a solo performer, he is best remembered for his Billboard Top Ten cover of "Red Roses for a Blue Lady."
He began his career as a dancer and was mentored by actor, singer, and fellow tap dancer Sammy Davis, Jr.
He sang lead vocals for a Washington state-based music group called The Fleetwoods.
He was born in Buffalo, New York. He later settled in Paducah, Kentucky and fathered three sons.
He recorded a popular version of songwriter Neil Diamond's "Red Red Wine."