A couple of months ago
I wrote:Tony Martin
was scheduled to sing at Michael Feinstein
's nightclub on New York's Park Avenue, October 21 & 22. But today I found this item:
Tony Martin has canceled his plan to do dates in the fall at Feinstein's at the Regency. It has nothing to do with his age (94) but with some health issues wife Cyd Charisse is having.
Anyone know more?
Well today, I learned that Tony Martin
perform at Feinstein's a few weeks ago. And even better: Cyd Charisse
was in attendance.
Martin, 94, sang many favorites from his MGM days including "You Stepped Out of a Dream" from Ziegfeld Girl
. After singing "Begin the Beguine" (from Broadway Melody of 1940
) he introduced the SRO crowd to his wife of nearly 60 years, Cyd Charisse, describing the unforgettable day "Alvin Morris and Tula Ellice Finklea got married."
As reported, the admittedly frail Charisse, "looked lovely in a powder blue pants suit, and graciously received the blandishments and autograph requests of avid fans."
The New York Post
reported this was Martin's first New York "gig since he played the Copacabana decades ago. These days, Martin performs only once every three or four months, 'when I get itchy to do it.' He stays in shape by walking and having the occasional cocktail. About the state of his health, Martin says, 'For my age, I think it's pretty good.'