Buddy Clark (3)
He made his Big Band singing debut in 1934 with Benny Goodman on the Let's Dance radio program. He performed on the show, "Your Hit Parade" from 1936-1938. In the mid-1930s he also signed with Vocalion (2) Records, having a top-20 hit with "Spring Is Here". He did not have another hit until the late 1940s, but continued recording, appearing in movies, and dubbing other actors' voices. In the early '40s, he also led his own septet, and sang with Goodman and Eddy Duchin. In 1946 he signed with Columbia Records and scored his biggest hit with the song "Linda." Success followed in 1947 with hits such as "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" (from 'Finian's Rainbow'), which made the Top Ten, "Peg O' My Heart", "An Apple Blossom Wedding", and "I'll Dance at Your Wedding." The following year he had another major hit with "Love Somebody," a duet with Doris Day, selling a million records and reaching #1 on the charts. He had nine more chart hits, and extended his success into 1949 with a number of hits, both solo and duets with Day and Dinah Shore. Clark was killed in a plane crash on October 1, 1949, just as he was reaching new heights of popularity (he had hours earlier just completed a Club 15 broadcast on CBS Radio with Andrews Sisters, subbing for the ailing host Dick Haymes).