Friday, June 22, 2012

Singer Toni Arden Has Died At Age 88

It's been learned that Toni Arden passed away at her home in Lake Worth, Florida May 29 at the age of 88. The Manhattan native was best remembered for her tune "Padre" (#13-1958), but she charted five other times, including covers of "I Can Dream, Can't I?" (#7-1950), "Too Young" (#15-1951) and "Kiss Of Fire" (#14-1952). Born Antoinette Ardizzoni, she sang with Al Trace, Joe Reichman, Ray Bloch and Shep Fields' big bands before striking out on her own. She also appeared in the 1958 movie, "Senior Prom" Vic Damone once called her ""the greatest girl singer in the world" and Frank Sinatra referred to her as "a singer's singer."