Paul Anka

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Paul Anka
PaulAnka07.jpg
Anka at the 2007 North Sea Jazz Festival
Born Paul Albert Anka
July 30, 1941 (1941-07-30) (age 74)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian, American
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
Years active 1955–present
Spouse(s) Anne de Zogheb
(m. 1963–2001) «start: (1963)–end+1: (2002)»"Marriage: Anne de Zogheb
to Paul Anka
"
Location:
(linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Anka)

Anna Åberg
(m. 2008–2010) «start: (2008)–end+1: (2011)»"Marriage: Anna Åberg
to Paul Anka
"
Location:
(linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Anka)
Children 6, including Amanda Anka
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Labels
Website paulanka.com

Paul 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[change | change source]

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 father and his mother were Canadian-Lebanese "from the town of Kfarmishki, in Lebanon."[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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