Actor/singer Barry Gordon entertained kids (and adults) as a child star with his million-selling hit record "Nuttin' for Christmas" in the '50s, and in the '90s as the voice of Donatello in the phenomenally successful TV cartoon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
It seems kismet that Gordon was born December 21, 1948, as a holiday favorite would prove to be his biggest hit. The Brookline, MA, native made his TV debut at three years old on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour. He also appeared on The Jackie Gleason Show and Star Time with Benny Goodman.
Recording for MGM Records, seven-year old Gordon was picked to sing the kids' song "Nuttin' for Christmas," written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett. The duo also wrote "Bagel and Lox," "Bullfighter Was a Lady," "The Angel in the Fountain," and music for the Elvis Presley movies Jailhouse Rock, ...
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