American singer and entertainer, who was one of the world's most famous and successful singers in the 1950s, selling millions of records and having his own TV show.
Young crooner, protege of Eddie Cantor; got first wide exposure as frequent guest performer on Cantor's early-50's TV broadcasts. Later responsible for million-selling records during the 50's, including Any Time (his signature song), O My Papa! and many others.
He was married to Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, and Connie Stevens. His divorce from his first wife, Debbie Reynolds, to marry his best friend's widow, Elizabeth Taylor, garnered scandalously unwelcome publicity at the time.