Posted by JOE COOL
on Tuesday, February 13th 2018:
In Reply to: Vic Damone Has Died posted by Doug on Tuesday, February 13th 2018:
one of the best.. a class act.. brooklyn's own.
I couldn't find the block, but I found this bio.
Damone attended PS 163 and sang in St. Finbar's choir and later attended the Alexander Hamilton Vocational High School and then Lafayette High School in Brooklyn.
When his father was injured at work, Damone had to drop out of high school. He worked as an usher and elevator operator in the Paramount Theater in Manhattan. He met Perry Como while at the Paramount Theater. Damone stopped the elevator between floors, sang for him, and asked his advice if he should continue voice lessons. Impressed, Como said, "Keep singing!" and referred him to a local bandleader. Vito Farinola decided to call himself Vic Damone, using his mother's maiden name.
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