Paul Anka

Paul Anka

Age
76
Birthday
Jul. 30th, 1941
Born in
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height
5' 6"

Paul Anka's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Dick Clark Show TV Show
The Dick Clark Show
This Is Tom Jones (UK) TV Show
This Is Tom Jones (UK)
Hullabaloo TV Show
Hullabaloo
Dan Raven TV Show
Dan Raven
Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers (UK) TV Show
Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers (UK)
Personality TV Show
Personality
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell TV Show
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Canadian-born Paul Anka first achieved success in the 1950s as a teenage singing star (and, for the times, an unusual one in that he wrote many of his own songs). Although he appeared in several films, and was quite believable as a nervous, hyper young soldier in The Longest Day (1962) (for which he also composed the theme music), Anka's main interest was music, and he concentrated his efforts into composing (he wrote Frank Sinatra's classic "My Way") and nightclub appearances in Las Vegas.


TRIVIA:
  • Has street named after him in Ottawa, Paul Anka Dr.
  • To date, Paul has recorded 125 albums--including songs in Japanese, German, Spanish, French, and Italian--and sold more than 15 million worldwide.
  • Played himself on an episode of _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv).
  • At 15, he won a supermarket contest to collect the most number of Campbell's Soup wrappers. The prize was a train trip to Manhattan.
  • Wrote "Diana", a love song, for the 18-year-old babysitter of his younger brother and sister. The song became America's top song in September of 1957.
  • Formerly co-owner of the NHL's Ottawa Senators.
  • (7 August 1957) makes his first network TV appearance (in the U.S.), as he features his soon-to-be #1 hit "Diana".
  • His childhood ambition was to be a lawyer or a journalist.


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