Paul Anka is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka first became famous as a teen idol in the late 1950s and 1960s with hits like “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.” He went on to become a major figure on the Las Vegas scene and wrote numerous hits for others.
Paul Albert Anka was born July 30, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario in Canada. His parents, Andy and Camelia Anka, were Lebanese restaurateurs who operated an establishment called The Locanda.Anka first began singing with the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church choir under the direction of Frederick Karam, who also taught him music theory. Anka also studied piano with Winnifred Rees. At twelve,... Read More