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Morton Downey [pictures] [edit]
Born: 1901-11-14
Death: 1985-10-25
He was a singer, songwriter and piano player who recorded such songs as "Wabash Moon", "California Skies", "All I Need is Someone Like You", "In the Valley of the Roses", "That's How I Spell Ireland", "Sweeten Up Your Smile", "There's Nothing New" and "Now You're in My Arms". As an actor, he appeared in the movies "Dublin in Brass", "The Devil's Holiday", "Lucky in Love", "Mother's Boy" and "Syncopation". As well, he appeared on the television show "Mohawk Showroom" (host), among various guest appearances. His son was actor/talk show host/singer/songwriter Morton Downey, Jr. and, at one time, was married to actress Barbara Bennett. He died of a stroke.
 
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