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Tag Archives: Bennett Cerf

It’s hard to believe Steve Allen’s “kid singer” is 80 years old today. Steve Lawrence was one of those performers who seemed perennially young. His voice ALWAYS sounded fabulous and he always seemed to be sincerely happy in his work. And not only was Lawrence a great singer but he was a very gifted comedian. […]

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I have been fascinated by the legend of Joe. E. Lewis since I was about 11 or 12 years old. My awareness of the fact that there had even been a person named Joe E. Lewis goes back to my first Frank Sinatra album, “Sinatra at the Sands.” The album comes from a live recording […]

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