Alan Dale, 73, a crooner of the late 1940s and 1950s...

Deaths Elsewhere

April 24, 2002

Alan Dale,

73, a crooner of the late 1940s and 1950s whose hits included the million-selling single "Heart of My Heart," died Saturday after a long illness, said family spokesman Michael Gregorio.

His hits included "Oh, Marie," "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White," and "Sweet and Gentle." "Cherry Pink" stayed on the charts for 30 weeks in 1955. "Heart of My Heart" was a hit the next year.

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