He performed with the Ray Anthony Orchestra and on TV shows hosted by Arthur Godfrey and Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Dick Noel, a crooner with the Ray Anthony Orchestra who went on to be known as "The King of the Jingles" for his work on commercials, died Friday in Escondido, Calif., after a long illness, his friend Hank Jones said. He was 90.
A Time for Love, his highly regarded 1978 album made in collaboration with pianist Larry Novak, featured world-weary renditions of such ballads as "Send in the Clowns" and "Here's That Rainy Day," and he was praised in the liner notes by famed jazz vocalist Mel Torme.
After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Noel toured the country with Anthony in the late 1940s and sang with his orchestra on several hits, including "Count Every Star."