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Wayne Newton


  Male      American      Musician

  Born : Apr 03, 1942  


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Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer. One of the best-known entertainers in Las Vegas, Nevada, he is known by the nicknames The Midnight Idol, Mr. Las Vegas and Mr. Entertainment. His well known songs include 1972's "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast" (his biggest hit, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard chart), "Years" (1980), and his vocal version of "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (1965). He is best known for his signature song, "Danke Schoen" (1963), which was notably used in the score for "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986).

Newton was born Carson Wayne Newton in Norfolk, Virginia, to Evelyn Marie (née Plasters; later changed to Smith) and Patrick Newton, who was an auto mechanic. He has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German and Native American ancestry. Newton's mother is half-Cherokee, and his father is half-Patawomeck. While his father was in the U.S. Navy, Newton spent his early childhood in Roanoke, learning the piano, guitar, and steel guitar at the age of six...


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