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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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Born:
Jun 12, 1928
Movie/TV Credits:
32
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Sebring 2018-01-01
Known For
Poster of Jericho
Poster of Hell to Eternity
Poster of Deep in My Heart
Poster of Rich, Young and Pretty
Filmography
Movie Sebring 2018-01-01
Series The Vic Damone Show Unknown 2017
Series The Dean Martin Summer Show Unknown 2017
Movie James Dean: Forever Young Himself (archive footage) 2005-05-20
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 Jericho Unknown 1966-09-15
Series Hullabaloo Unknown 1965-01-12
Movie The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood Woodsman 1965-11-28
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Lively Ones 1962-07-26
Movie Hell to Eternity Cpl. Pete Lewis 1960-08-01
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Series The Dick Clark Show Unknown 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
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Hit the Deck Rico Ferrari 1955-03-04
Movie Kismet Caliph 1955-10-08
Movie Athena Johnny Nyle 1954-11-04
Movie Deep in My Heart Vic Damone 1954-12-24
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie The Strip Himself 1951-08-01
Movie Rich, Young and Pretty Andre Milan 1951-07-09
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series The Morey Amsterdam Show Nightclub Singer 1948-12-17