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Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer based 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). 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. 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. While Newton was still a child, his family moved to a home near Newark, Ohio. He began singing in local clubs, theaters, and fairs with his older brother, Jerry. Because of his connection with Newark and still having family there, the city selected Newton to be the grand marshal of its bicentennial parade in 2002. Wayne's severe asthma forced the family to move to Phoenix, Arizona in 1952, where he attended North High School (Phoenix,

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Wayne Newton -- 65-ft. Luxury Yacht Mysteriously Sinks

Wayne Newton
65-ft. Luxury Yacht Mysteriously Sinks

Wayne Newton's fancy boat is almost entirely underwater on Lake Mead, AZ ... and TMZ has the first pic of the sunken vessel.Newton wasn't on board the 65-foot yacht when it went down while moored… READ MORE >

Wayne Newton’s Famous Vegas Compound for Sale -- $70 MILLION!!

Wayne Newton
Famous Vegas Compound for Sale $70 MILLION!!

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Wayne Newton -- Might Wallaby Keeping an Eye on His Exotic Pets

Wayne Newton
Might Wallaby Keeping an Eye on Exotic Pets

Wayne Newton is in the middle of a bonafide Las Vegas conspiracy that might involve sex, murder, and betrayal -- and definitely involves us figuring out what the hell a wallaby is!Check out TMZ on… READ MORE >

- 690 days ago
Wayne Newton -- Sorry, That's NOT My Wallaby

Wayne Newton
Sorry Officer ... That's NOT My Wallaby

Fact: Wayne Newton owns wallabies ... several of them. Fact: Wallabies are indigenous to Australia and are rarely found in the U.S. Fact: Cops were called to the area near Wayne's Las Vegas… READ MORE >

- 690 days ago
Wayne Newton -- Accused of Creepy Old Man Kisses

Wayne Newton
Accused of Creepy Old Man Kisses

Wayne Newton is a sexually deviant kiss fiend -- this according to a new lawsuit filed against Mr. Las Vegas.70-year-old Wayne is being sued by a former business partner, who claims he invested… READ MORE >

- 835 days ago
Wayne Newton Time Warp

Wayne Newton Time Warp

Watch Wayne Newton's handsome face magically transform into the natural beauty he is today -- right before your very eyes! READ MORE >

- 1435 days ago
Wayne Newton -- Park My Jet On My Lawn

Wayne Newton -- Park My Jet On My Lawn

Wayne Newton has finally relocated the $2 million private jet he had previously abandoned at a Detroit airport three years ago ... and it's now right in his own backyard -- literally. According to… READ MORE >

- 1463 days ago
Holly Madison & Wayne Newton: Statuesque Duo

Holly Madison & Wayne Newton: Statuesque Duo

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- 1584 days ago
Cuban: No Hip, No Problem!

Cuban:
No Hip, No Problem!

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