Singer Tony Martin, 98, passed away from natural causes on Friday July 27, at his West Hollywood home.
On Monday, the entertainer, most well-known for his romantic 1950s ballads will have flowers placed at one of his stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has one star in each of the following categories: motion pictures, recording, radio and television.
He was married to dancer/actress Cyd Charisse for 60 years until she passed away in 2008, at the age of 86, of an apparent heart attack.
Tony and Cyd recounted their lives together in the “The Two of Us,” a1976 memoir.
Martin began his performing career as a saxophonist, prior to getting roles in movies in the 1930s and 1940s. He is popularly known for his roles in “Follow the Fleet” and “Casbah”.
However, he was most successful for his singing hits “Stranger in Paradise” (1954), There’s No Tomorrow” (1950) and “Walk Hand in Hand” (1956).
Apparently, in the 1960s his movie and music career was toned down, yet according to his friends he kept performing in nightclubs right into his 90s.
Martin will be buried along side of Charisse at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City Los Angeles. He is survived by his stepson, Nico Charisse.