Vic Damone, enduring crooner admired by Sinatra, dies at 89

Feb 12, 2018 2366

Vic Damone, the enduring postwar lounge singer with a mellow baritone, who once earned praise from Frank Sinatra as having "the best pipes in the business," has died in Florida at the age of 89. Damone died Sunday at a Miami Beach hospital due to complications from a respiratory illness, his daughter Victoria Damone said. His easy-listening romantic ballads brought him million-selling records and sustained a half-century career in recordings, movies and nightclub, concert and television appearances. 

After Damone won a tie on the radio show "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Hunt," his career began climbing. His hit singles included "Again," ''You're Breaking My Heart," ''My Heart Cries for You," ''On the Street Where You Live" and, in 1957, the title song of the Cary Grant film "An Affair to Remember."


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