1950s Crooner Jerry Vale Dies in California at 83

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Popular 1950s crooner Jerry Vale has died at his California home. He was 83.

A family attorney says Vale died Sunday morning at his home in Palm Desert. Harold Levy said Vale had been in declining health.

Born Genaro Louis Vitaliano, Vale started performing in New York supper clubs as a teenager and went on to record more than 50 albums. He was known for his high tenor voice and romantic songs, including his signature tune "Al Di La."

His recording of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in the 1960s was played at sporting events for years.

He also appeared as himself in the movies "Goodfellas," ''Casino" and the TV series "The Sopranos."

Vale is survived by his wife of 55 years, a son, and a daughter.

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