(1 April 1915
, Salt Lake City
— 31 May 1990
) was a famous baritone singer
, initially with bandleaders Benny Goodman
and Harry James
, and was also a television
and stage actor
Arthur Lund was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University
, and received his master's degree from the United States Naval Academy
in aerological engineering.
Lund was a teacher of mathematics at a high school in Kentucky, and sang with local bands as a sideline before giving up school teaching to tour with Jimmy Ray's orchestra. He originally billed himself as Art London.
After spells with Benny Goodman and Harry James, he went solo
in 1946, and recorded
his biggest seller the following year. The song was "Mam'selle
by Mack Gordon
) and Edmund Goulding
). This gramophone record
in the U.S. Billboard magazine chart
and earned a gold disc
for Lund were "(I'd Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China
", "What'll I Do
", "You Call Everybody Darlin'
" and "Peg O' My Heart
Blue Skies, My Blue Heaven.
He also recorded Mona Lisa.
Lund had lead roles on Broadway
in The Most Happy Fella
(1956); Destry Rides Again
(1959), as a replacement for the plot's villain, Scott Brady; Donnybrook!
(1961); and Sophie
(1963). Lund also worked in two shows that closed before scheduled Broadway openings, We Take the Town
(1962), as Robert Preston
's standby; and Breakfast at Tiffany's
Movies: Molly Maquires, Greatest American Hero
Lund has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
, at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard