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Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer. One of the best-known entertainers in Las Vegas, Nevada, he is known by the nicknames The Midnight Idol, Mr. Las Vegas and Mr. Entertainment. His well known songs include 1972's "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast" (his biggest hit, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard chart), "Years" (1980), and his vocal version of "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (1965). He is best known for his signature song, "Danke Schoen" (1963), which was notably used in the score for "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986).
Newton was born Carson Wayne Newton in Norfolk, Virginia, to Evelyn Marie (n√©e Plasters; later changed to Smith) and Patrick Newton, who was an auto mechanic. He has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German and Native American ancestry. While his father was in the U.S. Navy, Newton spent his early childhood in Roanoke, learning the piano, guitar, and steel guitar at the age of six.
While Newton was still a child, his family moved to a home near Newark, Ohio. He began singing in local clubs, theaters, and fairs with his older brother, Jerry. Because of his connection with Newark and still having family there, the city selected Newton to be the grand marshal of its bicentennial parade in 2002. Wayne's severe asthma forced the family to move to Phoenix, Arizona in 1952, where he attended North High School (Phoenix, Arizona). The brothers, as the Rascals in Rhythm, appeared with the Grand Ole Opry roadshows and on ABC-TV's Ozark Jubilee; and performed for the president and auditioned unsuccessfully for Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour.
In the spring of 1958, toward the end of Wayne's junior year in high school, a Las Vegas booking agent saw a local TV show, Lew King Rangers Show, on which the two Newton brothers were performing and took them back for an audition. Originally signed for two weeks, the brothers eventually performed for five years, doing six shows a day. On September 29, 1962, they first performed on The Jackie Gleason Show. He would perform on Gleason's show 12 times over the following two years. In the early to mid-1960s, Wayne also acted and sang as "Andy" the baby-faced Ponderosa ranch hand on the classic western TV series, Bonanza.
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Evelyn Marie Plasters Smith
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(2000) Off-camera singer: commercials for Old Navy clothing stores., TV Commercial for Bud Light (2000), TV commercial for Target (2002), TV commercial for AFLAC (2003), TV commercial for T-Mobile (2004)
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Wayne Newton is married to Kathleen McCrone, they have been married for 21 years (since 9th April, 1994).
He was married to Elaine Okamura from 1968 to 1985.
He also dated Marla Heasley from 1983 to 1991 and Sheila Kennedy.
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