Pianist and some-time composer Carmen Cavallaro has been called "The Poet of the Piano" and is known for taking classical standards and arranging them as pop tunes. One of his biggest hits was "Chopin's Polonaise" (1945). He began his career leading a dance-band in St. Louis. He also toured hotels and nightclubs all over the U.S. and in the '40s hosted The Schaeffer Parade, a radio show. During the '40s, Cavallara also appeared in such films as Hollywood Canteen (1944). In 1956, he played the piano soundtrack for The Eddy Duchin Story.