Wayne Newton

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Carson Wayne Newton
  • Birth Place: Roanoke, VA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/03/1942, Aries
  • Profession: Singer, actor
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Wayne Newton Fast Facts:Father was Powhatan Indian and Irish; mother was Cherokee Indian and German.
  • Originally performed as part of duet with his older brother Jerry.
  • Discovered by Jackie Gleason at a Phoenix luncheon; Gleason put the brothers on TV in 1962, and Newton appeared on Gleason's variety show several more times.
  • Nicknamed "Mr. Las Vegas" for appearing in thousands of shows in Sin City casinos.
  • Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport's main thoroughfare is named "Wayne Newton Boulevard."
  • Signed one of the biggest contracts in entertainment history in 1999 with the Stardust Resort and Casino.
  • Received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance in 2007.
  • Signature song is "Danke Schoen."
  • Wayne Newton Relationships:
  • Evelyn Newton - Mother
  • Patrick Newton - Father
  • Jerry Newton - Brother
  • Kathleen McCrone - Wife
  • Lauren Ashley Newton - Daughter
  • Elaine Okamura - Ex-wife
  • Erin Newton - Daughter
  • Marla Heasley - Ex-fiancée

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