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Art Lund (April 1, 1915, Salt Lake City, Utah – May 31, 1990, Holladay, Utah) was an American baritone singer, initially with bandleaders Benny Goodman and Harry James, and was also a television and stage actor.
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", written by Mack Gordon (lyrics) and Edmund Goulding (melody). This gramophone record was #1 in the U.S. Billboard magazine chart and earned a gold disc. Other hits 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". He also recorded "Blue Skies", "My Blue Heaven" and "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); Fiorello! (1962); 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 (1966). He appeared in The Molly Maquires and Greatest American Hero.
Personal & Death
Lund was married nearly 30 years [1940-1969] to Kathleen Virginia Bolanz-Lund, until 1969. Kathleen Lund was a passenger in a car driven by friend and former model/actress Rosemarie Bowe (wife of actor Robert Stack), when the car veered into an embarkment, killing Kathleen Lund. Lund didn't remarry until the last year of his life, to Janet Burris Chytraus. Art Lund died May 31, 1990 in his native Utah. He was 75. At the time of his death, Lund was survived by wife Janet, a daughter, Kathleen Ann Olson of Canoga Park, Calif.; a son, Arthur Earl Lund III of Pittsburgh; a sister, Ruth Glover, a grandson and two granddaughters.