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July 28, 2019

Wayne Newton Has Two Beautiful Kids - Meet Both of Them

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When not performing on stage, Wayne Newton is a doting father to two lovely daughters.

Known as Mr. Las Vegas, the “Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast” singer loves spending his downtime with his daughters, Lauren and Erin.

"Music means so much to me because I can affect so many people in a way that you couldn’t do any other way.”

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Newton welcomed his first child, Erin, in July 1976. He shares Erin with his first wife, Elaine Okamura. The couple split in 1985, citing irreconcilable differences in their divorce papers.

The singer was blessed with another beautiful daughter in 2002 when Lauren was born. Newton shares Lauren with his second wife, Kathleen McCrone. The couple married in 1994 and are still together to this day.

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FINDING MEANING IN MUSIC

One of the most famous entertainers in Las Vegas, Newton considers performing on stage part and parcel of his life.

“It’s pretty amazing,” he said in 2016. “The most comfortable and calm than I ever am in my life is when I’m on stage, and it’s a wonderful feeling. Music means so much to me because I can affect so many people in a way that you couldn’t do any other way.”

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As one of the best-known entertainers in Las Vegas, Newton is known by the nicknames The Midnight, Mr. Las Vegas and Mr. Entertainment.

LIFE'S ACHIEVEMENTS

His hits include “Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast”, “Years”, “Danke Schoen”, and his vocal version of “Red Roses for a Blue Lady.”

In 2008, Newton was conferred the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, which is given to leaders who have given back to their communities.

The singer returned to the stage at Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas in 2016, after a five-year hiatus. Called “Up Close & Personal,” his newest show features a combination of live singing, playing some of the 13 self-taught instruments, and showing more and TV clips on the screen.

He has performed more than 30,000 shows on the Las Vegas strip.

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