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Jerry Vale

Singer from United States of America

Jerry Vale Jerry Vale (born Gennaro Luigi Vitaliano; July 8, 1932, The Bronx, New York) is an American singer. In high school, to earn money, Vale took a job shining shoes in a barbershop in New York City. He sang while he shined shoes, and his boss liked the sound so well that he paid for music lessons for the boy. Enjoying the lessons, Vale started singing in high school musicals and at a local nightclub. This led to additional club dates, including one that lasted for three years at a club in the suburb of Yonkers, New York, just north of the city. When Paul Insetta, (who was a road manager for Guy Mitchell and a hit songwriter) heard him there, he signed him to a management contract, changed his name, and further coached him. He then arranged for Vale to record some demonstration records of songs he'd written, and brought the demos to Columbia Records. Vale then signed a recording contract with Columbia, and Insetta managed him for many years. His version of "The Star-Spangled Banner", recorded in the late 1960s, was a fixture at many sporting events for years. Vale and Rita, his wife of over 40 years, reside in Palm Desert, California. His autobiography, A Singer's Life, was published in  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Vale, Jerry,Gennaro Luigi Vitaliano
Date of birth
1932-07-08
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Singer

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