Anthony Newley

Actor and Musician
Born Sep 24, 1931

Anthony George Newley was an English actor, singer and songwriter. He enjoyed success as a performer in such diverse fields as rock and roll and stage and screen acting.

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1931 Birth Born on September 24, 1931.


1956 24 Years Old His second marriage to Ann Lynn from 1956 to 1963 ended in divorce. … Read More
1958 26 Years Old …  The 1958 film No Time to Die (aka Tank Force) cemented Newley's position as a leading screen actor.
1959 27 Years Old Newley's successful pop music career as a vocalist began in May 1959 with the song "I've Waited So Long", a number 3 hit in the UK charts thanks to the exposure it received as being featured in the film Idol on Parade.
1960 28 Years Old 1 More Event
This was quickly followed by his number 6 hit "Personality" and then two number-one hits in early 1960: "Why" (originally a 1959 US hit for Frankie Avalon) and "Do You Mind? … Read More


As a songwriter, he won the 1963 Grammy Award for Song of the Year for "What Kind of Fool Am I?", but he was also well known for "Gonna Build a Mountain", "Once in a Lifetime", "On a Wonderful Day Like Today", "The Joker" and comic novelty songs such as "That Noise" and "The Oompa-Loompa Song", and his versions of "Strawberry Fair" and "Pop Goes the Weasel". … Read More


1976 44 Years Old …  However, he later had a number 12 hit on the Adult Contemporary charts in 1976 with "Teach the Children." … Read More


1985 53 Years Old In 1985 he was also featured as the Mad Hatter in Steve Allen's all-star television adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. … Read More
1989 57 Years Old In recognition of his creative skills and body of work, Newley was elected to the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1989. … Read More


1999 68 Years Old Newley died on 14 April 1999, in Jensen Beach, Florida, from renal cancer at the age of 67. … Read More
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