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Paul Anka

Born: Jul 30, 1941

Birthplace: Ottawa

Profession: Actor

Nationality: Canada

Paul Anka

Date of Birth : Jul 30, 1941
Birth Place : Ottawa

Paul Albert Anka, OC is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and " Having My Baby". He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady", as well as the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way", which has been covered by many including Elvis Presley. He was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2005. In 1983, he co-wrote the song "I Never Heard" with Michael Jackson. It was retitled and released in 2009 under the name "This Is It". An additional song that Jackson co-wrote with Anka from this 1983 session, "Love Never Felt So Good", was since discovered and was released on Jackson's posthumous album Xscape in 2014. The song was also released by Johnny Mathis in 1984. Anka became a naturalized US citizen in 1990.

Profession


  • Actor
  • Singer
  • Songwriter

Also known as


  • Paul Albert Anka, OC
  • Paul Albert Anka

Parents


  • Andy Ankain
  • Camelia Ankain

Spouse


  • Anna Anka
  • Anne De Zogheb

Children


  • Amanda Anka
  • Anthea Anka
  • Ethan Anka
  • Alexandra Anka
  • Amelia Anka
  • Alicia Anka

Awards Won


  • Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year
  • Canadian Music Hall of Fame
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