Vic Damone

Active - 1951 - 1967  |   Born - Jun 12, 1928   |   Died - Feb 11, 2018   |   Genres - Musical, Music

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Biography by Hal Erickson

A boyishly handsome, sleepy-eyed baritone of the Perry Como/Dean Martin school, Vic Damone was a discovery of Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts radio program. Tapped for potential film stardom by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1951, Damone was featured in such splashy MGM musicals as Rich, Young and Pretty (1951), Athena (1953), Deep in My Heart (1954) and, best of all, Kismet (1955). While he remained a popular recording artist (his rendition of "An Affair to Remember" was one of the major top-ten hits of the late 1950s), Damone never came across as a saleable screen personality. On television, Damone was a perennial summer-replacement host, starring in no fewer than five TV variety series between 1956 and 1971. In the latter year, he managed to stage a comeback as a Las Vegas headliner. Vic Damone was married to actress Pier Angeli and later to singer Diahann Carroll.

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