Al Martino died on October 13, 2009 at his 82. He had several pop hits spanning more than 20 years and played Johnny Fontane in the 1970s 'Godfather' movies. Martino had a run of chart singles through 1953, but his career stalled with the advent of rock 'n' roll. The Italian-American continued to hit the pop charts through the mid-'70s, reaching the top 20 with 'To the Door of the Sun (Alle Porte del Sole)' in 1974. But a new audience got to know him as the coddled heartthrob singer and would-be actor Johnny Fontane (godson of Don Vito Corleone) in 'The Godfather' (1972) and 'The Godfather Part II' (1974).
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