DEAD: ON THIS DATE
-Singer and vocalist
Robert Eberly (born Robert Eberle, July 24, 1916 – November 17, 1981) was a big band vocalist best known for his association with Jimmy Dorsey and his duets with Helen O’Connell. His younger brother Ray was also a big-band singer, making his name with the Glenn Miller orchestra.
DEATH: In 1980 Eberly had one lung removed but still continued to sing. He died of a heart attack in 1981 in Glen Burnie, Maryland, at the age of 65.