Tommy Dix (Thomas Paine Brittain Navard)

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New York City, New York, USA
Tommy Dix was born Thomas Paine Brittain Navard in New York City. He attended the High School of Music & Art that New York mayor Florello H. LaGuardia had established, and became a national sensation when he appeared on Major Bowes' Amateur Hour in 1936. After being chosen to sing "Buckle Down, Winsocki" in the 1941 Broadway musical "Best Foot Forward" he recorded the song with Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, and the 78 rpm record was a major hit. Read more...


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Best Foot Forward 1943