Vic Damone, Golden Age Crooner, Dead At 89

 

Vic Damone, a singer who rose to fame along the tail end of the post-war era embodied by The Rat Pack, died yesterday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., according to a statement from his family. He was 89.

A first-generation Italian-American, Damone grew up closely studying the work of another similarly situated artist, Frank Sinatra, who would later become a cherished friend. “Without Frank there would not have been a Vic Damone,” Damone once said

The Brooklyn-born singer studied the work of Frank Sinatra, eventually becoming close friends with the singer whose success he emulated.

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