05:50 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 07/30/2012 04:00PM
Tony Martin, a crooner best known for his roles in Hollywood musicals, has died at 98.
Martin passed away of natural causes Friday at his home in West Los Angeles, his friend Beverly Scott told the Associated Press.
During his career, Martin appeared in more than 25 films, often as the romantic lead, including Ziegfeld Girl, and Casbah.
His popularity spanned from the late 1930s through the 1950s when Martin became synonymous with songs like "Stranger in Paradise," "La Vie en Rose," "Fools Rush In" and more.
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