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Paul Anka

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Who is Paul Anka?

Paul Anka: 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". He was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2005.

  • also known as Paul Albert Anka; Paul Albert Anka, OC
  • born on (74 years ago) in Ottawa, child of Andy Ankain and Camelia Ankain
  • nationality: United States of America, Canada
  • education: Fisher Park High School
  • profession: Songwriter, singer, actor
  • member of musical groups:
  • spouses:
    • Marriage with Anne De Zogheb between and (37 years and 7 months)
    • Marriage with Anna Anka between and
  • parent of
  • genres: Jazz, Rock music, Pop music, Doo-wop, Soft rock
  • albums: "32 Greatest Hits", "Amigos", "Hello Young Lovers", "I've Gotta Be Me", "Jubilation", "Let the Good Times Roll", "Original Classics: ABC Paramount Recordings", "Paul Anka Golden Hits", "Rock Swings", "The Best of Paul Anka", "The Best of United Artists Years 1973-1977", "The Collection", "Times of Your Life", "Diana / Don't Gamble with Love", "21 Golden Hits", "Five Decades Greatest Hits", "Live 2000", "Paul Anka Sings His Big 15", "Puppy Love / Adam and Eve", "Remember Diana", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder / Don't Ever Leave Me", "Classic Songs My Way", "Three Great Guys", "Paul Anka Live", "Absolutely the Best of Paul Anka the 70's", "The Original Hits 1957-1969", "Het beste van Paul Anka", "30th Anniversary Collection: His All Time Greatest Hits", "I Love You, Baby / Tell Me That You Love Me", "The Very Best Of", "His Best", "Greatest Hits", "A Touch of Class", "The Very Best of Paul Anka", "Zwei Mädchen aus Germany", "The Love Songs" (disc 4), "1970s Greatest Hits" (disc 3), "This Is Love / I'm By Myself Again", "1960's Greatest Hits" (disc 2), "My Way", "Ein Sonny Boy und eine kleine Signorina", "(You're) Having My Baby", "Songs of December", "24 Karat Gold", "30th Anniversary Collection", "Duets", "Here's Paul Anka", "Feelings", "Anka"
  • written work: "My Way: An Autobiography"
  • filmography:
  • TV series: "Buddy Holly: Listen to Me; The Ultimate Buddy Party"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year
      • nominated to Juno Award for Best Male Artist
      • nominated to Juno Award for Single of the Year - "(You're) Having My Baby"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Album of the Year - "Anka"
      • Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year
      • nominated to Juno Award for Album of the Year - "Feelings"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Best Male Artist
      • nominated to Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year - "I Don't Like To Sleep Alone"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Single of the Year - "I Don't Like To Sleep Alone"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Best Male Artist
      • nominated to Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year - "Happier"
      • Canadian Music Hall of Fame
      • nominated to Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series - "Paul Anka: RSVP"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year - "Rock Swings"
  • official website: paulanka.com

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Google previewThe Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film (2013)

by Ian Aitken

Does the film capture the true Paul Anka, or rather Paul Anka ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

Songwriter Canadianborn Paul Anka had success as a singer and actor, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Canada (2010)

by Barry M. Gough

of African descent, a contralto; Paul Shaffer, music director of comedian David Letterman's Late Show; Paul Anka, ...

Google previewD-Day Encyclopedia (2014)

Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion by Barrett Tillman

(These performers included paratrooper Richard Beymer and Rangers Fabian, Paul Anka, and Tommy Sands.) However, in Saving ...

Google previewCollins Rhyming Dictionary (2014)

by Rosalind Fergusson

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I had a sense I had to do something different. (Paul Anka)
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