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Don Cornell

Don Cornell

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Birthday21 April 1919
Date of deathFebruary 23, 2004 (age 84)
Don Cornell (April 21, 1919 - February 23, 2004) was a popular singer of the 1940s and 1950s.

He was born Luigi Francisco Varlaro in New York City. Cornell got his start with trumpeter Red Nichols and big band leader Sammy Kaye before going solo. He sold over 50 million records. Among his hits were "It Isn't Fair," "I'm Yours," "I'll Walk Alone," and "Hold My Hand." In 1993, he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame.

He died in Aventura, Florida of advanced emphysema and diabetes.