Jerry Vale

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Birth Name: Jerry Vale
Born: 07/08/1932
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA
Death Place: Palm Desert, California, USA
Died: 05/18/2014

Born Genaro Louis Vitaliano on July 8, 1932 in the Bronx borough of New York City, Jerry Vale was the son of engineer Louis Vitaliano and his wife, Philamina. He gained his first exposure to public singing at weekly family gatherings at his grandmother's house, where he also heard and learned many of the traditional Italian-American songs that became part of his concert repertoire. Vale's path to a professional career in music came in a roundabout fashion; while working as a shoeshine boy at a barber shop in Mount Vernon, he would entertain customers with renditions of popular songs. The shop's owner recognized Vale's raw talent and introduced him to a vocal coach, who was equally impressed.... Continue Bio >>

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