facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Wiki

Mike Douglas (August 11, 1925 – August 11, 2006) was an American "Big Band" era singer, entertainer, and television talk show host.

Douglas was born Michael Delaney Dowd, Jr. in Chicago, Illinois, and began singing as a choirboy. By his teens he was working as a singer on a Lake Michigan dinner cruise ship. After serving briefly in the United States Navy near the end of World War II and as a "staff singer" for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, he moved to Los Angeles. He was on the Ginny Simms radio show. Then, he became a vocalist in the big band of Kay Kyser, with whom he was featured on two notable hits, "Ole Buttermilk Sky" in 1946 and "The Old Lamplighter" the following year. Kyser was responsible for giving him his show business name, and he remained part of Kyser's band until Kyser retired from show business in 1951.

In 1950, he provided the singing voice of Prince Charming in Walt Disney's Cinderella.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mike Douglas."
Most Popular
1
Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach
2
Kourtney Kardashian shows off baby bump in crochet dress Kourtney Kardashian shows off baby bump in crochet dress
3
Amy Winehouse tribute statue unveiled in London Amy Winehouse tribute statue unveiled in London
4
Ohio school bus driver killed saving girl Ohio school bus driver killed saving girl
5
The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program
x
Feedback