Frankie Laine

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Frankie Laine (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, was a successful American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years, from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of "That's My Desire" in 2005. Often billed as "America's Number One Song Stylist", his other nicknames include "Mr. Rhythm", "Old Leather Lungs", and "Mr. Steel Tonsils". His hits included "That's My Desire", "That Lucky Old Sun", "Mule Train", "Cry of the Wild Goose" "Jezebel", "High Noon", "I Believe", "Hey Joe!", "The Kid's Last Fight", "Cool Water", "Moonlight Gambler," "Love Is a Golden Ring," "Rawhide", and "Lord, You Gave Me a Mountain."

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Age: 93 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: 21 Gold Records, 70 Charted Hits, Starred in 7 Films, Hosted 3 TV Variety Shows

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1963 Burke's Law Kelly Rogers
1959 Rawhide Ralph Bartlet
1958 Rock 'Em Cowboy Frankie Laine
1957 Bachelor Father -
1957 Perry Mason Danny Ross
1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas Frankie Laine
1956 He Laughed Last Gino Lupo
1955 Bring Your Smile Along Jerry Dennis
1953 Make Room for Daddy Frankie Laine
1952 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder Frankie Laine
1951 Sunny Side of the Street Singer Frankie Laine

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[in a 1987 interview] When people nowadays say that [Elvis Presley] was the first white guy to sound black, I have to shake my head; what can you do? At the time of "That`s My Desire", they were saying that I was the only white guy around who sounded black.

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Nominated for 2 Awards | Won 1

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