Updated at 9:28 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2007
Don Ho's biographical sketch
Advertiser StaffReal name: Donald Tai Loy Ho
Born: Aug. 13, 1930, in Kaka'ako
Ethnicity: Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese, German, Dutch
High School: Kamehameha, class of 1949
College: Attended Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., in 1950; University of Hawai'i, bachelor of science degree in 1954
Military duty: Air Force, 1954-59; rank of first lieutenant, flew C097 jets.
Waikiki credentials: Duke Kahanamoku's, 1964-70; Cinerama Reef Towers' Polynesian Palace, 1970-81; Don Ho's Waikiki, 1981-91; Hilton Hawaiian Village Dome, 1992; Hula Hut, 1992-93; Outrigger Reef Towers' Polynesian Palace, 1992-94; Waikiki Beachcomber's Hoku Hale Showroom, 1994-2007
Signature songs: Leon Pober's "Tiny Bubbles," Kui Lee's "I'll Remember You." Also, "Pearly Shells," "One Paddle, Two Paddle," "The Days of My Youth," "Lahainaluna," and "She's Gone Again."
Web site: www.donho.com