1950s Crooner Jerry Vale dies at 83

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Singer Jerry Vale has died.
Vale was a popular crooner in the 1950’s and 60’s .
He shot to the top of the charts with his hits “You Don’t Know Me”, “Al Di La” and “Volare.”
Vale appeared as himself in the movies “Goodfellas” and “Casino” and the HBO series “The Sopranos.”
Vale passed away Sunday at his home in Palm Desert, California.
He suffered a stroke several years ago and was in declining health.
He was 83-years-old.

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  • Robert P. Yeoman

    Jerry Vale made occasional guest appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman. One night when they taped for a whole week in Chicago, after Dave introduced Cubs legend Ernie Banks, he then introduced Jerry Vale.

  • Robert P. Yeoman

    I should have said "Late Night with David Letterman", the show that was on NBC…sorry for the misprint.