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Overview (4)

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Birth NameCarson Wayne Newton
Nickname Mr. Las Vegas
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Wayne Newton was born on April 3, 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Carson Wayne Newton. He is an actor, known for Licence to Kill (1989), The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) and Vegas Vacation (1997). He has been married to Kathleen McCrone since April 9, 1994. They have one child. He was previously married to Elaine Okamura.

Spouse (2)

Kathleen McCrone (9 April 1994 - present) ( 1 child)
Elaine Okamura (1 June 1968 - 1985) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

High, flawless singing voice
His trademark song was "Danke Schön" ( German for "Thank You very much")

Trivia (21)

Singer Tony Orlando sued him for locking him out of the Branson, Missouri, night club that the two co-owned. [April 1999]
Declared bankruptcy in 1992, yet was once listed in the Guinness Book as the world's highest-paid entertainer.
Was discovered by Jackie Gleason.
His first daughter's name (with his first wife, Elaine) is Erin and his other daughter's name (with his second wife, Kathleen) is Lauren Ashley . His wife, Kathleen, is an attorney. They met following one of his performances.
His signature song is "Danke Schoen" (German for "Thank You").
Newton and attorney wife Kathleen announced in April 2002 they are expecting a girl in May, and that they are using a surrogate mother to have this, their first child.
Daughter Lauren Ashley was born on April 29, 2002.
He has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and German as well as Native American (specifically Powhatan and Cherokee) ancestry.
Because he had a high-pitched voice, many joked (wrongly) that he was effeminate or even gay. Newton once threatened Johnny Carson over jokes Carson told attacking his manhood. Carson stopped telling the jokes.
He had a #1 hit song on the American pop charts called "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast".
Met Elvis Presley while the two were working at Paramount. They became close friends.
The street leading to the front of Las Vegas's McCarran Airport has been called "Wayne Newton Boulevard" for over 20 years.
Presented a prestigious award at the July 2006 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress in Washington DC for his work with the USO.
His role as "Professor Joe Butcher" in Licence to Kill (1989) was the fulfillment of an old ambition: to participate in a "James Bond - 007" movie.
Following actress Dana Plato's first arrest for armed robbery in 1991, he posted the $13,000 bail.
Has been diagnosed with a viral infection to the heart known as cardiomyopathy. Doctors told him that he should be recovered in two months' time. [November 15, 2007].
Has an estate called "Casa de Shenandoah" on the southeast side of Las Vegas.
He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6909 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Was originally discovered by Julius (Bookie) Levin who ran a talent agency and started the lounge show business in Las Vegas.
Plays to a sold-out crowd six nights a week at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. [September 2001]
As a direct descendant of Chief Powhatan, he intended to repatriate the coffin of Matoaka (Pocahontas) to Virginia from Gravesend, England's Saint George Church in 1990. Ten years later, he sent Doctor Henry Lee for this mission. Unfortunately, the exact location of Matoaka's final resting place has been lost since 1727 when a fire destroyed the original Anglican church.

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