Mieczysław Fogg (real name Mieczysław Fogiel) was a very popular Polish singer of the twentieth century. His popularity started well before World War II and continued well into the 1980's. He had a characteristic way of staying very serious yet slightly emotional on stage when singing. He can be compared to French Tino Rossi in style. He had a lyric baritone voice. Mieczysław Fogiel was born May 30, 1901 in Warsaw, then a provincial town in Imperial Russia. He spent his childhood there and, after graduating from a local gymnasium in 1922, he started working as a railway worker.