Paul Anka

Soft rock, Musical Artist

1941 –

Who is Paul Anka?

Paul Albert Anka, OC is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous in the late 1950s, '60s, and '70s with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and " Having My Baby". He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady", as well as the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way".

In 1983, he co-wrote with Michael Jackson the song "I Never Heard", which was retitled and released in 2009 under the name "This Is It". An additional song that Jackson co-wrote with Anka from this 1983 session, "Love Never Felt So Good", has since been discovered, and will be released in the future. The song was also released by Johnny Mathis in 1984.

Anka became a naturalized US citizen in 1990.

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Born
Jul 30, 1941
Ottawa
Also known as
  • Paul Albert Anka
  • Paul Albert Anka, OC
Parents
  • Andy Ankain
  • Camelia Ankain
Spouses
  • Anne De Zogheb
    (1963-02-16 - 2000-09-28)
  • Anna Anka
    (2008-07-26 - 2010)
Children
  • Anthea Anka
  • Ethan Anka
  • Alicia Anka
  • Amelia Anka
  • Alexandra Anka
  • Amanda Anka
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Fisher Park High School
Lived in
  • Ottawa