d. October 25, 1985, Palm Beach, Florida (USA)
Morton Downey was a singer popular in the United States, enjoying his greatest success in the 1930s and 1940s. He first recorded in 1923 for Edison Records under the pseudonym Morton James. He was voted America's "Radio Singer of the Year" in 1932. He was also a songwriter, joining ASCAP in 1949. Downey was nicknamed "The Irish Nightingale".
Morton Downey was the father of the late right-wing television personality Sean Morton Downey Jr..