Seattle folk singer who founded his eponymous chain of Pacific Northeast seafood restaurants.
He sang in his high school productions and continued on through his college years after which he became somewhat of a legend around the Northwest.
He started his own aquarium, the first one ever in Seattle, in 1938 and added a fish and chips stand to it, then opened a full-fledged restaurant in 1946.
He was born in Seattle, Washington, his parents the descendants of the area's original Scandinavian explorers.
He was not quite as popular as Seattle singer Jimi Hendrix, but he made his mark on the city both musically and gastronomically.