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Paul Anka
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Age 75
Birthday 30 July, 1941
Birthplace Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Put Your Head on My Shoulder
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Paul Albert Anka, OC (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady", as well as the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way", which has been covered by many including Elvis Presley. He was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2005.

Dating History

3 Relationships »
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Filmography

486 Credits »
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Paul Anka
2003 Las Vegas Paul Anka
2001 3000 Miles to Graceland Pit Boss #1
2000 Gilmore Girls Paul Anka
1996 Mad Dog Time Danny Marks
1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! Special Appearance
1994 Rebel Highway Mr. Lagrange
1993 Ordinary Magic Joey Dean
1992 Captain Ron Donaldson
1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster Nick Angel
1986 Crime Story Anthony 'Tony' Dio

Songs

723 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Put Your Head On My Shoulder
2 Smells Like Teen Spirit 2005
3 Wonderwall 2005
4 Black Hole Sun 2005
5 It's My Life 2005
6 Hello 2005
7 Eye Of The Tiger 2005
8 Jump 2005
9 Everybody Hurts 2005
10 You Are My Destiny 2001
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Quotes

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I've always believed that if you don't stay moving, they will throw dirt on you.

Awards

2 Awards »
Nominated for 2 Awards | Won 1

In The News

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