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Paul Anka, teen singing sensation

The Story


CBC Television's Close-Up checks in with Canada's teen singing star - Paul Anka.  He returned home to Ottawa this week from tour, to a gold record, congratulations from the prime minister, and praise from the mayor.  The film is narrated by Anka himself, and includes comments from his parents Camelia and Andy Anka, song inspiration Diana Ayoub, and fans.

Broadcast Medium: Television
Program: Close-Up
Broadcast Date: Nov. 24, 1957
Host: J. Frank Willis
Guests: Paul Anka, Andy Anka, Camelia Anka, Diana Ayoub
Duration: 9:16
Note: The content of this clip has been edited for copyright.

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