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Dennis Day
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    (May 21, 1916-June 22, 1988)
    Born in The Bronx, New York
    Birth name was Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty
    Tenor vocalist
    Radio and TV personality
    Appeared on Jack Benny's radio (1939-55) and TV (1950-65) shows
    Starred in the radio show 'A Day in the Life of Dennis Day' (1946-52) and the TV show 'The Dennis Day Show' (1952-54)
    Appeared in the films 'Music in Manhattan' (1944), 'Golden Girl' (1951), 'The Girl Next Door' (1953) and 'Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood' (1976)
    He initially planned to be an attorney.
    He was president of his college glee club.
    On the radio, he played a naive teenager well into middle age.
    On 'A Day in the Life of Dennis Day' he played Dennis Day, but not the same Dennis Day that he played on 'The Jack Benny Show.' (Got that?)
    He beat out a hundred other singers for his role on 'The Jack Benny Show.'
    He remained good friends with Benny until the comic's death.
    He was a talented mimic who imitated celebrities like James Stewart, Ronald Colman and Jimmy Durante on Benny's show.
    He served in the Navy during World War II.
    He received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio and TV.
    A year before his death, he appeared on the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon and discussed his recent diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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