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Morton Downey

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Biography

Morton Downey in the 1920s

Source: Wikipedia

Morton Downey (November 14, 1901 – October 25, 1985) was a singer popular in the United States, enjoying his greatest success in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Downey was nicknamed "The Irish Nightingale".

Fact file

  • Birth name: John Morton Downey
  • Also known as: Morton James
  • Born: November 14, 1901 Wallingford, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Died: October 25, 1985 (aged 83)
  • Genres: Popular song
  • Instruments: Vocalist, piano

Read more about Morton Downey at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Film Review: ‘Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie’
Variety, 2013-06-10 02:08:07
An entertaining, affectionate look at one of syndicated TV's most attention-getting sideshows.

'Evocateur' examines the career of Morton Downey Jr.
USA Today Movies, 2013-06-07 09:49:45
The pioneer of 'trash TV' is featured in a new film, now on demand and in theaters.

Movie Review: ‘Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie’
NY Times Movies, 2013-06-07 03:33:01
“Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie” chronicles the rise and fall of this 1980s talk-show host.    

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