Al Alberts - Singer and TV Personality

Al Alberts - Chester/Darby

Al Alberts (Al Albertini) was born in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1922. He grew up in Darby, graduated from South Philadelphia High School, attended Temple University, and joined the U.S. Navy where he met Dave Mahoney. Together they went on to form the Four Aces.

In 1954 they hit the best selling record list twice with Three Coins in the Fountain, a song by Jule Styne that he wrote for the movie of the same name, for which it won the Academy Award for Best Song.

In 1955, they repeated their success with the song Love is a Many Splendored Thing, also an Academy Award winner.

On the Way to Cape May was released in 1960 and became a Jersey Shore anthem for families from Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

In later years, Alberts became a television personality, hosting a one-hour Saturday afternoon talent show called Al Alberts Showcase. It featured a panel of local children known as the Teeny Boppers, and a group of teenage dancers called the Show Stoppers. Local talents of all ages would sing songs and perform dance routines. This show helped launch the careers of Andrea McArdle, Sister Sledge and Teddy Pendergrass. The show remained on the air for 32 years.

Alberts died in Port Charlotte, Florida at the age of 87.