Anthony Newley

Actor and Musician
Born Sep 24, 1931
Hometown London
Died Apr 14, 1999
Death Place Jensen Beach, Flo...
Other Names Newley, Anthony G...

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 Newley was married to Ann Lynn from 1956 to 1963, with the marriage ending 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.
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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?" (written by Lionel Bart). … 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


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.


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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