Art Mooney

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Arthur Joseph Mooney
Robert Paige Art Mooney Strike It Rich.jpg
Art Mooney (right) as a celebrity guest on Strike It Rich
BornFebruary 11, 1911
DiedSeptember 9, 1993 (aged 82)
OccupationAmerican singer and bandleader

Arthur Joseph Mooney (February 11, 1911 – September 9, 1993) was an American singer and bandleader. His biggest hits were "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" and "Baby Face" in 1948 and "Nuttin' For Christmas," with Barry Gordon, in 1955. His fourth million selling song "Honey-Babe" (1955) was used in the motion picture, Battle Cry, having reached the Top 10 in the US.[3]

He also made a popular 1948 recording of "Bluebird of Happiness." Mooney's name, as well as his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was prominently featured in the 1990 motion picture The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.[citation needed]


He died at age 82 in North Miami, Florida of lung disease on September 9, 1993, aged 82. He was survived by his wife, Vera, his sister, Marce Kaminsky, and 13 nieces and nephews.[2]


Year Title Chart positions
1948 "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" 1
"Baby Face" 3
"Bluebird of Happiness" 5
1949 "Beautiful Eyes" 18
"Doo Dee Doo On an Old Kazoo" 21
"Again" 7
"Merry-Go-Round Waltz" 29
"Twenty-Four Hours of Sunshine" 13
"Hop-Scotch Polka (Scotch Hot)" 16
"Toot, Too, Tootsie (Good-Bye)" 19
"I Never See Maggie Alone" 21
1950 "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake" 28
"M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I" 23
1955 "Honey-Babe" 6
"Nuttin' For Christmas" 1
1956 "Daydreams" 73
"Giant" 77
1958 "March from the River Kwai & Colonel Bogey" 88
1959 "Smile" 107
1960 "Banjo Boy" 100
"I Ain't Down Yet" 108


  1. ^ "Art Mooney: "A Dream Come True"". Big Band Library. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  2. ^ a b J.C. Marion (2005). "There's Music in the Land: Art Mooney". Retrieved 2015-08-16.
  3. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London, UK: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 76. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.

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