Stanley Robert "Bobby" Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. As a teen idol, he became known as 'The Polish Prince', as his music paid tribute to his Polish heritage. One of his most popular songs is "Blue Velvet"(a cover of the 1951 song recorded by Tony Bennett) which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963 and No. 2 in the UK in 1990.
Profile: American pop music singer, born on April 16, 1935 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
Sites: bobbyvinton.com, Wikipedia
In Groups: Bobby Vinton And His Orchestra
Variations: Bobby Vinton, B Vinton, B. Finton, B. Vinston, B. Vinton, B. Wintin, B. Winton, B.Vinton, B.Winton, Bobby, Bobby Binton, Bobby Venton, Bobby Vinson, Bobby Winton, Boby Vinton, Boddy Vinton, Robby Winton, Robert Vinton, Vinton, Viton, Winton, Б. Винтон, Б. Уинтон,
Acting Vinton appeared in seven acting roles during his singing career, commencing with the beach party movie Surf Party in 1964. In 1965, he played George Reynolds in the episode "Patty and the Newspaper Game" on ABC's sitcom, The Patty Duke Show. He was also cast as Jeff McCandles in the 1971 John Wayne film Big Jake and as Ben Young in another Wayne film, The Train Robbers (1973). His last screen appearance was as Bobby Gaines in the 1983 episode "Chance of a Lifetime" of the NBC family drama television series Boone, starring Barry Corbin, Tom Byrd, and Ronnie Claire Edwards.
Personal life Vinton and his wife, Dolores "Dolly" Dobbin, have been married since December 17, 1962. They reside in Florida, and have five children: Robert (who played Vinton in the 1990 film Goodfellas), Kristin, Christopher, Jennifer, and Hannah. In 2015 after contracting a serious case of shingles, Bobby retired from live performing and recording. Vinton spoke to his fans and friends in February 2018 on The Cousin Brucie Show on Sirius XM radio and encouraged all to get a shingles vaccination. He said he is very happy living in Florida enjoying his beautiful ocean views. Several Bobby Vinton Facebook sites are very active with his fans sharing memories and stories.
On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Bobby Vinton among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.