Vic Damone was a famous big band singer, who ended up being a staple in radio and TV, and has had many chart topping singles. He passed away at the age of 89.
So what is Vic Damone net worth in 2018? What are Vic Damone’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Vic Damone began his career when he was young, and his mother taught him piano. His family members were also musicians, and they taught him how to act and sing.
Damone joined his local choir, but got his big break when he worked as an elevator technician and managed to run into Perry Como, whom he sang his songs to. Como liked his singing and helped him get started in his career. He entered a talent show and managed to win, giving him a spot on a variety show. He then got more and more famous as he impressed some of the most famous actors and showmen of the time.
He made several Billboard hits, including “I Have Bug One Heart” and “You’re Breaking My Heart”. Between TV appearances, he played nightclubs and local events. He managed to parlay his musical success into a film and TV career, where he appeared in multiple films and TV shows.
Through the 1960s, he wasn often seen on TV, where he played musical roles, and later comedic roles in sitcoms. He appeared as a guest on several variety shows, and was often booked as a musical star.
But Damone spent more than he made, and he had to declare bankruptcy. He continued to perform at clubs and Vegas shows, which helped him get back on his feet. At the same time, he started touring worldwide, and he started getting major roles, such as the role of Johnny in The Godfather, which he didn’t end up taking.
Over the 80, 90s, and 2000s, he appeared in commercials and did public performances. He released a record in 2002, but it didn’t make the charts. He stopped doing tours in the 2000s, and write an autobiography.
Music stars of the 50s and earlier didn’t make a significant amount of money. Even though Damone had several chart toppers, he never became wealthy. In fact, in the 70s he went bankrupt, and had to work to pay off his debts. Since then, he had a small number of shows and roles, but he didn’t have any major recording successes. He earned a small amount from his book, as well as his appearances, but not a significant amount.
In all, we estimate Vic Damone net worth at the time of his death at less than $500,000.