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Anne Alison Anka


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Anne Alison Anka Obituary
October 2, 1942 - March 29, 2017 Anne Alison Anka was born on October 2nd, 1942 in Alexandria, Egypt with her twin sister. After moving back to Europe in her teens, she was discovered by Paris Match Magazine. She soon moved to New York City to pursue modeling under the wing of Eileen Ford. After meeting singer, Paul Anka, in Puerto Rico in 1960, they married and resided in NYC. During her time there, she became involved in the art scene as a collector. She and Paul raised their family there for several years until they moved west over a decade later, settling in Carmel, California. They resided there until 1990. After moving to Los Angeles, she and Paul amicably divorced after 39 years of marriage. Her great loves were art, languages, and her grandchildren. She died on March 29th, at age 74, in Hollywood, California. She is survived by her five daughters, Alexandra, Amanda, Alicia, Anthea and Amelia. Donations in Anne's honor can be made to Tower Cancer Research Foundation.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 2 to May 3, 2017
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