Eddy Howard was a vocalist and bandleader who was popular during the 1940s and 1950s.
After attending San Jose State College from 1931 to 1933, Howard studied medicine at Stanford University before dropping out to become a singer of romantic ballads on Los Angeles radio. Later he sang with bands led by Ben Bernie and Dick Jurgens. His hits with Jurgens included “My Last Goodbye” and “Careless,” which became his theme.
In 1939 Howard started his own band, and he was the regular vocalist on It Can Be Done, Edgar A. Guest’s 1941 radio program on the Blue Network Wednesdays through Fridays. The first #1 single for Eddy Howard and his Orchestra, “To Each His Own”, stayed at the top of the charts in the mid-1940s. The song was a tie-in with the 1946 Paramount film, To Each His Own, which brought Academy Awards for Olivia de Havilland and screenwriter Charles Brackett. The recording by Howard was released by Majestic Records as catalog number 7188 and 1070. It first reached the Billboard charts on July 11, 1946 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1.
On NBC’s The Sheaffer Parade, sponsored by Sheaffer Pens, the Howard Orchestra was heard from September 14, 1947 to September 5, 1948.