Graduated from the high school, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Vocalist, Sammy Kay Orchestra, New York City, 1951-1953; president, Emerald Records, New York City, since 1952; president, American Sound Records, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since 1973; president, Music City Entertainment News, Nashville, since 1973.
Nominated for state representative Indiana, 1968. Served with United States Army, 1943-1946,European Theatre of Operations. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Married Jeanette Pecfrey, March 30, 1949 (divorced 1970). Children: Clark, Chris, Tina, Tessa, Curtis.