Advertisement
 
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

Jerry Vale dies in California at 83

Monday, May 19, 2014 - Updated: 7:05 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jerry Vale, the beloved crooner known for his high-tenor voice and romantic songs in the 1950s and early 1960s, has died. He was 83.

Vale, who had been in declining health, died Sunday at his Palm Desert home surrounded by family and friends.

Born Genaro Louis Vitaliano, Vale started performing in New York supper clubs as a teenager and went on to record more than 50 albums. His rendition of "Volare," "Innamorata" and "Al Di La" became classic Italian-American songs. His biggest hit was "You Don't Know Me."

While his albums failed to make the charts in the early 1970s, Vale remained a popular club act.

He also appeared as himself in the movies "Goodfellas," "Casino" and the TV series "The Sopranos."

Vale was a friend of fellow Italian-American crooner Frank Sinatra, and he was an honorary pallbearer at Sinatra's funeral on May 20, 1998.

Vale is survived by Rita, his wife of 55 years; a son, Robert; and a daughter, Pamela.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Area high school sports calendar
    Monday, May 02, 2016

    Corrections officer pleads guilty to assault
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    State unable to determine city's fiscal stress score
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Legislators drop salary raises for current term
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Conservation group helps with Schoharie Crossing site cleanup
    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    Centro Civico re-acquires East Main Street property
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Police Reports
    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Restorative process: St. Mary's Church raising money for renovations
    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Union baseball feels right at home at Shuttleworth Park
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    The men behind Grant's memoirs
    Saturday, April 30, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook