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Vic Damone

Posted on 19 February 2018 by Brian Walsh

Vic Damone (nee Vito Farinola), once described by Frank Sinatra as having the “best pipes in the business”, died Sunday (February 11) at a hospital in Miami Beach at the age of 89. The Brooklyn-born singer credited Perry Como with helping him get his start in show business when he met the singer as an usher at the Paramount Theater in New York. Vic won “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” competition in 1947 which led to a spot on Arthur’s radio show. At Mercury Records (and later with Columbia), he was known for hits like “You’re Breaking My Heart” (#1-1949), “On The Street Where You Live” (#4-1956) and “An Affair To Remember” (#16-1957). He appeared in the movie “Kismet” and “Meet Me In St. Louis” and hosted his own TV variety show in 1956 and 1957. He was married five times, including actresses Pier Angelli and Diahann Carroll. His autobiography, “Singing Was The Easy Part, was published in 2009. Vic received a phone call from his friend, President Donald Trump, just days before his passing.

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