Vic Damone, the legendary American singer, songwriter, actor and tv presenter, yesterday, at the age of 89 in Miami Beach have died, as report the American media. In his more than a half a century spanned singing career, scored the singer, real name Vito Rocco Farinola, dozens of hits (in the U.S.) in the well-known crooner-tradition, including “You’re breaking my heart”, “On the street where you live” (the song from “My Fair Lady”, written by the legendary duo Lerner and Loewe) and “My heart cries for you”. That he with his boyish appearance, many meisjeshart harder did save, explained to be of benefit to him. Eventually, he married five times.
Damone inspireeerde has larger icons such as Perry Como and Frank Sinatra. Ole Blue Eyes stamped him for ever as the man with “the best lungs in the business”. Other agreement with Sinatra: Damone had ties with the organised mafia. The legend wants that his life will ever be on a thread hung, but that mafia boss Frank Costello in his favor occurred. In his singing career, in 1997, awarded with inclusion in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, took Damone more than 2,000 songs. He’s also released cover versions of other songs, including “Let’s face the music and dance” by Irving Berlin. Damones film career looked a lot skinnier, though he performed in two well-known musicals, “Hit the Deck” and “Kismet”.
On television he has presented for two years the to he mentioned Vic Damone Show. He had also for many years a talk show on the radio. When there in the late sixties to the end, he was a crowd puller with shows in Las Vegas.