Ricky Raymond

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Good-looking, popular singer with his own television show in the "From Out of Nowhere" story of comic book Youthful Romances #7 (February 1954). He's also an ill-tempered heel, and is secretly miming to the voice of his timid, stage-fright stricken accompianist, Jerry Wilson, because he can't sing.

Real singer Tony Martin guest stars in the comic as himself! When Raymond and Wilson need an arranger, he sends them Tina Cauldwell. She figures out the truth about Raymond while falling for Wilson. She tries to get Wilson to come out with the truth, but he's too shy. She goes to Tony Martin, and they hatch a scheme to get Wilson over his stage fright. They switch the camera and mics live during the The Ricky Raymond Show (on NBC) which incidentally ruins Raymond's career.

At the end, Martin, who had his own NBC television series from 1954-1956, mentions Ricky "...isn't doing too badly. He had so much experience mimicking Jerry that he's playing nightclubs and vaudeville singing to other people's records. It's not a bad act."

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