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Vic Damone

Vic Damone (born Vito Rocco Farinola in New York, June 12, 1928) is an American singer and entertainer. His father was an electrician; and his mother taught piano. His cousin was the actress and singer Doretta Morrow. Inspired by his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra, Damone began taking voice lessons. By mid 1947, Damone had signed a contract with Mercury Records. His first release, "I Have But One Heart", reached #7 on the Billboard chart. "You Do" reached the same peak. These were followed by a number of other hits. In 1948 he got his own weekly radio show, Saturday Night Serenade. In 1951, Damone appeared in two movies: The Strip and Rich, Young and Pretty. From 1951 to 1953 he served in the United States Army, but before going into the service he recorded a number of songs which were released during that time. After leaving the service, he married the Italian actress Pier Angeli (Anna Maria Pierangeli), and in 1954 made two more movies: Deep in My Heart and Athena. He also made some guest appearances on Milton Berle's television show in 1954. He has been married five times; besides to Pier Angeli also to actress and singer Diahann Carroll.

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Jun 12, 1928
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth 2020-03-06
Known For
Poster of Mantovani, the King of Strings
Poster of The Carol Burnett Show
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Movie Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth Self 2020-03-06
Movie Mantovani, the King of Strings Unknown 2014-05-26
Movie Frank Sinatra: The Voice of a Century Himself 1998-05-14
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) 1974-06-21
Movie Spree Himself 1967-06-21
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Series Jericho Unknown 1966-09-15
Movie The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood Woodsman 1965-11-28
Series Hullabaloo Unknown 1965-01-12
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series The Judy Garland Show Himself 1963-09-29
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Lively Ones Unknown 1962-07-26
Movie Hell to Eternity Cpl. Pete Lewis 1960-08-01
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Series Playboy's Penthouse Self 1959-10-24
Series The Dick Clark Show Self 1958-02-15
Series The Garry Moore Show Unknown 1958-09-30
Series The Thin Man Unknown 1957-09-20
Movie Meet Me in Las Vegas Vic Damone (uncredited) 1956-03-09
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie The Stingiest Man in Town Young Scrooge 1956-12-23
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Hit the Deck Rico Ferrari 1955-02-24
Movie Kismet Caliph 1955-10-08
Movie The Woman Who Came from the Sea Unknown 1954-01-22
Movie Athena Johnny Nyle 1954-11-04
Movie Deep in My Heart Performer in Maytime 1954-12-09
Series The Oscars Self 1953-03-18
Movie The Strip Himself 1951-08-01
Movie Rich, Young and Pretty Andre Milan 1951-07-09
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20