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Jerry Vale, singer who topped the charts in 1950s and '60s, dies at 83
Jerry Vale, singer who topped the charts in 1950s and '60s, dies at 83

Jerry Vale, a smooth-voiced singer who reached the top of the pop charts in the 1950s and '60s with his interpretations of romantic ballads, died Sunday at his home in Palm Desert. He was 83. Vale's attorney, Harold J. Levy, confirmed his death after a long illness. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Jerry Vale: In the May 19 LATExtra section, the obituary of pop singer Jerry Vale identified his song used in the film "Goodfellas" as "Pretend You Don't See Me." The song is "Pretend You Don't See Her." — ------------ Signed to Columbia Records in 1951 by legendary talent director and producer Mitch Miller, Vale had his first hit two...

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