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About Tony Butala
Tony Butala (born 20 November 1938, Sharon, Pennsylvania, US) is an American singer of Croatian ancestry. He has been the lead singer for the vocal group The Lettermen since 1958, and is the only original member left.
Anthony Francis Butala was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania; the son of John and Mary Butala. Born the eighth of eleven children, he spent much of his early years on a farm owned by his grandparents and enjoying a rural upbringing.
Butala also owns Butala Vineyards, which he started from a Chatsworth, California ranch he purchased and planted grapes in 1969. Butala had learned winemaking beginning at age five from his Croatian immigrant grandfather Miko.
Tony Butala also co-founded the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in his hometown of Sharon in 1998.
He is the father of four children and four grandchildren. He is also the uncle of actress Jenna Elfman. He has homes in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and California.