Joseph Raymond Conniff, better known as Ray Conniff, was an
American bandleader. He worked with many
Rosemary Clooney and
Johnny Mathis. He created the Ray Conniff Singers (representing twelve women and thirteen men) around 1959; the group lasted until mid 1970s. Conniff was born
November 6, 1916 and died
October 12, 2002.