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Wayne Newton Biography

Birth Name:
Carson Wayne Newton
Birth Place:
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Singer, actor

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
  • "


  • Jerry Newton -- Brother
  • Erin Newton -- Daughter
  • Lauren Ashley Newton -- Daughter
  • Marla Heasley -- Ex-fiancée
  • Elaine Okamura -- Ex-wife
  • Patrick Newton -- Father
  • Evelyn Newton -- Mother
  • Kathleen McCrone -- Wife