Perry Damone is the son of Pier Angeli and her husband, Vic Damone. Perry Damone’s mother Angeli was an Italian television and film actress. Her American motion picture debut was in the starring role of the film Teresa, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Young Star of the Year – Actress. His father Damone was an American traditional pop and big band singer, actor, radio and television presenter, and entertainer. He was best known for his performances of songs such as the number one hit “You’re Breaking My Heart”, and other hits like “On the Street Where You Live” and “I Have But One Heart”. Perry was not the only child of her parents.
Perry Damone Profile summary
|Full Name||Perry Damone|
|Famous as||son of Pier Angeli|
|Age at time of death||59 years old as of 2021|
|Date of Birth||August 21, 1955|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Date of death||December 9, 2014|
|Place of Death||Scottsdale, Arizona, United States|
|Parents||Father- Vic Damone |
Mother- Pier Angeli
|Siblings||Howard Andrew Trovaioli, Charves Damone, Daniella Farinola, Victoria Farinola, Andrea Farinola|
Born on August 21, 1955, Perry Damone was 59 years old at the time of his death. He died on December 9, 2014, in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. Perry died of lymphoma.
He married actress Diahann Carroll in 1987. The union, which Carroll admitted was turbulent, had a legal separation in 1991, reconciliation, and divorce in 1996.
As said earlier, Perry was not the only child of her parents, He had other step-siblings even though he was the only child from just the mother and the father. His siblings are Howard Andrew Trovaioli, Charves Damone, Daniella Farinola, Victoria Farinola, Andrea Farinola
How did his parents meet? Much information has been released about the circumstances under which they meet and fell in love. However, before getting married to Perry Damone’s father Vic Damone, his mother, Angeli was in another relationship.
Angeli had a passionate romantic relationship with James Dean who was also an actor. Much against her will, Perry Farinol’s mother was forced to break it off because her mother was not happy with their relationship as Dean was not Catholic a move that garnered great media attention.
Vic Damone married Pier Angeli in 1954. It was reported that Dean had watched the wedding from across the road on his motorcycle, even gunning the engine during the ceremony, although Dean later denied doing anything so “dumb”. The couple’s marriage however didn’t last long. They divorced in 1958. The reason for their divorce was never made public.
Six years after divorcing his mother, Angeli, Perry’s father was arrested on October 15, 1964, on Angeli’s charge that he had kidnapped their 9‐year‐old son Perry Damone and taken him from New York to Los Angeles. He was released three hours later after having pled not guilty to being a fugitive from a kidnapping charge. At the same time, a California judge awarded him custody of Perry. However, Angeli would ultimately gain custody of Perry and left Hollywood for her native Italy, taking Perry with her. Perry would however return to California after Angeli’s death.
In June 1971, at the age of 39, Perry Damone’s mother, Angeli was found dead of a barbiturate overdose at her home in Beverly Hills. On the day of her death, Angeli was given an injection of Compazine by her doctor. Death due to anaphylaxis has been suggested; however, it is not supported by the findings of her autopsy. She is interred in the Cimetière des Bulvis in Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
Perry Damone’s father, Damone suffered a stroke in 2002 and another health scare in 2008. He recovered from both and lived until 2018.