Kenneth A. Gardner, (1913-03-20)March 20, 1913, Lake View, Iowa, USA
July 26, 2002(2002-07-26) (aged 89), Manhasset, New York, USA
Singer in Guy Lombardo's band
Kenny Gardner (Born March 20, 1913 in Lake View, Iowa - July 26, 2002 in Manhasset, New York, USA) was an American singer for Guy Lombardo's band His Royal Canadians.
Kenneth A. Gardner was born in March 20, 1913 in Lake View, Iowa, USA. Gardner joined Guy Lombardo's band in 1940, singing the signature hits Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think and Frankie and Johnny. While in the band, he took time out to serve in World War II, where he was wounded and earned a Purple Heart. After retiring in 1978, a year after Guy Lombardo died, Kenny settled in Plandome, New York.
In 1941, Kenny voiced the role of Dick in the animated comedy film Mr. Bug Goes to Town. He also sang Where Do We Go From Here in the film, which was written by Percy Wenrich.
He died in July 26, 2002 in Manhasset, New York, USA. According to his sister, Gina Lombardo Cudahy, Gardner died from a heart attack after having appendectomy surgery.