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Paul Anka

Paul Anka 1995.jpg
Anka in 1995
Born
Paul Albert Anka

(1941-07-30) July 30, 1941 (age 79)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Lebanese
American
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actor
Years active1955–present
Spouse(s)Anne de Zogheb (m. 1963–2001) «start: (1963)–end+1: (2002)»"Marriage: Anne de Zogheb to Paul Anka" Location: (linkback:https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Paul_Anka)
Anna Åberg (m. 2008–2010) «start: (2008)–end+1: (2011)»"Marriage: Anna Åberg to Paul Anka" Location: (linkback:https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Paul_Anka)
Lisa Pemberton (m. 2016–present) «start: (2016)»"Marriage: Lisa Pemberton to Paul Anka" Location: (linkback:https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Paul_Anka)
Children6
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Labels
Websitepaulanka.com

Paul Albert Anka (born July 30, 1941)[1] is a Canadian-American singer and songwriter. He is best known for such songs as Diana (1957) and Lonely Boy (1959).

Anka was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2005.[2]

Personal life

Anka was born in Ottawa, Ontario to Camelia and Andrew Emile "Andy" Anka, Sr. They owned a restaurant named the Locanda.[3] His parents were both Antiochian Orthodox Christians in Lebanon.[4] Anka's mother was Canadian-Lebanese "from the town of Kfarmishki, in Lebanon" and Anka's father was Syrian.[5]

Anka grew up singing in the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church choir. He went to Fisher Park High School where he was part of a vocal trio called the Bobby Soxers.[6][7]

He became an American citizen in 1990. He is married to Polish-born Anna Anka.

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