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    Born June 24, 1900, died January 24, 1972. Gene was an American singer and songwriter who is considered to have been the first "crooner".Austin soon gave birth to the "crooner" form (a clear light tenor) of singing of the 20's and 30's, taking over from the more sentimental style of tenor vocals popularized by such singers as Henry Burr and Billy Murray. Such later crooners as Bing Crosby, Frank ...more

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