Singer and actor Vic Damone dead at 89

John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty ImagesSinger and actor Vic Damone, one of the generation of crooners that included Frank Sinatra, died Sunday in Miami Beach, Florida, at age 89. Damone died at Mount Sinai Medical Center, his family confirmed in a statement.

Born Vito Farinloa in Brooklyn, New York, Damone had roles in a number of movies, including the hit musicals Kismet and Hit the Deck, and also hosted a summer TV variety series in the early ’60s. But he was best known as a singer, scoring a dozen top 10 hits, including the 1949 …read more