Professional and opera vocalist who all starred in the Broadway music Show Boat, as well as the music movies Bataan and Cabin in the Sky. He went to the Eastman College of Music after gaining a scholarship or grant, and afterwards became a concert performer on the Hollywood Dish in LA, California. He transferred to Germany in 1950, where he previously a successful profession being a concert and opera vocalist, after becoming annoyed by racial tensions and prejudice in the U.S. He’s the son of the steel employee, and was created in LA, California. He passed away in the aircraft crash of Eastern Surroundings Lines Air travel 304. He made an appearance with Ethel Waters in the film Cabin in the Sky.