Thom Geier
November 27, 2009 AT 09:22 PM EST

Al Alberts, a founding member of the singing group the Four Aces, died Friday in Arcadia, Fla., of complications from kidney failure, the Associated Press reported. He was 87. Alberts, born Al Albertini, was an original member of the ’50s quartet the Four Aces, whose hits included “Three Coins in the Fountain” and “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing.” He was also the longtime host of a Philadelphia TV talent show, Al Alberts Showcase. The show ran for decades and helped launch the careers of Sister Sledge, Teddy Pendergrass, and Broadway star Andrea McArdle, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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