RIP Jerry Vale: 6 Things to Remember About the 1950s Crooner

Vale was a good friend of Frank Sinatra


Jerry Vale, a crooner from the 1950s, died on Sunday.

Source: Wikipedia

Jerry Vale was 83 years old when he died at his Palm Desert, Calif. home. His family confirmed that he had passed away. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter and three grandchildren, reports The New York Times.

Here are a few thing to remember about Jerry Vale, as listed by NYT.

  • Vale released over 50 albums.
  • He married Rita Grapel in 1959.
  • Vale made cameo appearances in GoodfellasCasino and The Sopranos.
  • He was good friends with Frank Sinatra.
  • Vale was an honorary pallbearer at Sinatra’s funeral.
  • He worked as an oiler with his father when he was a teenager.

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