Vic Damone

Actor, Singer
No less a figure than Frank Sinatra once proclaimed singer Vic Damone as possessing the "best pipes in the business," which he parlayed into a popular recording career in the late 1940s and 1950s with such hits as ... Read more »
Born: 06/12/1928 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Vic Damone: On The Street Where You Live 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Como: The Singing Barber 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Strangers in Paradise 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Frank Sinatra: The Voice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mel Torme 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Tribute to Bob Hope 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to American Music: Rodgers and Hart 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Vic Damone Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Hell to Eternity 1960 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Holiday in Las Vegas 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Meet Me in Las Vegas 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hit the Deck 1955 (Movie)

Rico Ferrari (Actor)

Kismet 1955 (Movie)

Caliph (Actor)

Athena 1954 (Movie)

Johnny Nyle (Actor)

Deep in My Heart 1954 (Movie)

Guest Star (Actor)

Rich, Young and Pretty (Movie)

Andre Milan (Actor)

Spree (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (4)

The Lords of Salem 2013 (Movie)

("Sugar") (Song Performer)

Payback 1999 (Movie)

("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes") (Song Performer)

The Gift of Love 1958 (Movie)

("The Gift of Love") (Song Performer)

An Affair to Remember 1957 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Biography

No less a figure than Frank Sinatra once proclaimed singer Vic Damone as possessing the "best pipes in the business," which he parlayed into a popular recording career in the late 1940s and 1950s with such hits as "You're Breaking My Heart," "Again" and "My Heart Cries for You," among many other lush romantic ballads. Damone also enjoyed a secondary career as an actor, largely as lovestruck youth in such Hollywood musicals as "Deep in My Heart" (1954) and "Kismet" (1955). Like many pop crooners, Damone was unmoored by the rise of rock-n-roll in the early 1960s, though he segued successfully into the casino circuit in the 1970s, where he remained active and in fine voice until his retirement following a stroke in 2001. Though never a cultural institution like Sinatra or Nat "King" Cole, Vic Damone's rich baritone provided him with a slew of hits in the 1950s and a career on stage that compared with and even outlasted many of his contemporaries.

Relationships

Rocky Damone

Father

Daniella Woodward

Daughter

Pier Angeli Actor

Wife
Met while Angeli was filming "Teresa" (1951) in Italy and he was stationed there with Army

Diahann Carroll Actor

Wife
Began dating 1979 Married Jan. 3, 1987 Couple's union was turbulent and they underwent a legal separation 1991 Reconciled before eventually divorcing Sept. 12, 1996

Mamie Farinola

Mother
died at age 93 in 1997

Becky Jones

Wife

Judith Rawlins

Wife

Rena Rowan

Wife
Married April 21, 1998 in Philadelphia, PA

Milestones

1996

Received high school diploma from Lafayette High School, Brooklyn, NY, from which he dropped out for a show business career

1944

Tied for first place on the Arthur Godfrey "Talent Scouts Show"

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