Vic Damone

Born Jun 12, 1928

Vic Damone is an American singer and entertainer.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Vic Damone.


1928 Birth Born on June 12, 1928.


1947 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Damone entered the talent search on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts and won in April 1947. … Read More


1948 - 1949 2 More Events
1951 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1951, Damone appeared in two movies: The Strip and Rich, Young and Pretty.
1954 26 Years Old 1 More Event
After leaving the service, he married the Italian actress Pier Angeli (Anna Maria Pierangeli), and in 1954, made two more movies: Deep in My Heart and Athena.
1955 - 1956 2 More Events
1957 29 Years Old His six original, long-playing albums on Columbia between 1957 and 1961 were That Towering Feeling, Angela Mia, Closer Than a Kiss, This Game of Love, On the Swingin' Side, and Young and Lively. … Read More


1960 - 1961 2 More Events
1962 34 Years Old 1 More Event
He played the crooner Ric Vallone in the 1962 episode "Like a Sister" of the CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show.
1964 36 Years Old In 1964, he sang "Back Home Again in Indiana" before the Indianapolis 500 car race.
1965 37 Years Old In 1965, Damone moved next to Warner Bros. … Read More
1967 39 Years Old In 1967, Damone hosted The Dean Martin Summer Show, which was rerun in 1971.


1969 41 Years Old In 1969, he released his last US chart record, a cover of the 1966 song "To Make A Big Man Cry", which made the Billboard Easy Listening chart. … Read More
1971 43 Years Old In 1971, Damone started touring Las Vegas casinos as a performer, and although he had to declare bankruptcy in the early 1970s, he earned enough as a casino performer to clear up his financial difficulties. … Read More
1972 44 Years Old In 1972, he was offered the role of Johnny Fontane in The Godfather. … Read More


His final album was issued in 2002, with other albums being repackaged and rereleased. … Read More
2009 - 2010 2 More Events
In January 2011, at the age of 82, Damone returned to the stage for the first time in a decade, performing at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. … Read More
2013 85 Years Old In 2013, Damone was involved in a tug-of-war in a Palm Beach County court with Rowan's two daughters, Nina and Lisa Rowan, for control over the destiny of Rowan and her fortune, which was reportedly worth more than $50 million. … Read More
2014 86 Years Old In 2014, Damone received the Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook's first Legend Award in recognition of those who have made a significant contribution to the genre.
2015 87 Years Old 1 More Event
He lives in Palm Beach County, Florida. In January 2015, Damone and his fifth wife, Rena, parted ways with La Casita, their landmarked residence at 200 Via Bellaria. … Read More
2016 88 Years Old Damone is a personal friend of Donald Trump. In May 2016, Trump offered to be a character witness on Damone's behalf in the event of any legal action his step-daughters may take to prevent him from receiving any of his ill wife's estate, with an estimated worth of $900 million. … Read More
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