RIP....Jerry Vale

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  1. Shithead

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    Jerry Vale dead, 1950s crooner was 83

    Published: May 19, 2014 5:45 AM
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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    This 1978 file photo shows singer Jerry Vale. The popular 1950s crooner has died at his California home. He was 83. A family attorney says Vale died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home in Palm Desert. (Credit: AP/File)
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    LOS ANGELES - 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, family attorney Harold J. Levy said in a statement.
    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."
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    [HR][/HR] Vale's recording of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in the 1960s was played at sporting events for years.
    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.

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  2. Shivvy

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    :rip: funny man
     
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    she always had the nicest hair :bigcry:
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Other than the back of his head represented in Goodfellas, I'm not sure I've ever seen him.
     
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    Wasn't Jerry Vale supposed to get the Al Martino part in Goodfather I? Only he was afraid that friends of friends would be angry with him & not let him work in any more of their shitty Atlantic City casinos again?
    My mother used to have some of his albums.
    Goddamn but I hated his greasy ass voice.
     
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    Music for an Italian Restaurant. He made your pasta go down easy. Rest his soul :sadbye2:
     
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    Everyone said my dad looked like him (without the necklace).

    :tears2:
     
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    my mother hated him. He sang in the restaurant scene from 'Goodfellas'
     
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    Every Christmas when I'm listening to holiday music and a Johnny Mathis song comes on, my enlightened father, without fail goes, you know he's a fag right?

    :facepalm: :jj:
     
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    Well, he wants to make sure you know because it's very important:c
     
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    he does that with every conversation. he tells it to me like it's the first time. he's gonna be 70 so he gets a pass on that. i just think this particular story is the funniest told over and over and over again.
     
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    Is he?

    Ps-I love your dad
     
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    Johnny Mathis? Of course -his record company even hired this blonde-Eartha Kitt/Jayne Mansfield type to pretend to be his girlfriend.
    He denied he was gay for years & years and finally came out about -hell, 20 years ago?

    Didn't know Jerry Vale was gay, though. :dontknow:
     
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    Jerry Vale wasn't gay. That was Johnny Mathis :facepalm:
     
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    Forgive me.
    I'm a senior citizen and my reading/comprehension skills are sorely lacking.
    I can still eat my weight in pussy, though.
     
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    Gay? Chances are.
     
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    [video=youtube;xpGIy2ah5YA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpGIy2ah5YA[/video]
     
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    Pretty sure godfather one came out years before Atlantic city casinos opened.