Milestones: Jun. 15, 1987

DIED. Sammy Kaye, 77, folksy bandleader and host of popular music shows on radio (Sunday Serenade Room) and television (The Sammy Kaye Show), known for his soothing, reedy "Swing and sway with Sammy Kaye" dance sound and for gimmicky contests that gave audience volunteers a chance to lead his band, and whose first major musical success, a version of the title song from the movie Rosalie, in 1937, was followed by such hits as The White Cliffs of Dover, Daddy, Remember Pearl Harbor and Harbor Lights; of cancer; in Ridgewood, N.J.

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