Frankie Avalon Biography

Frankie Avalon, Actor
Born asFrancis Thomas Avallone
Occup.Actor
FromUSA
SpouseKathryn Diebel ‚Äč(m. 1963)
BornSeptember 18, 1940
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Age83 years
Frankie Avalon, born with the name Francis Thomas Avallone on September 18, 1940, is an American vocalist, star, and also previous teen idol, who climbed to popularity in the 1950s and also 1960s. Hailing from South Philly, Pennsylvania, Frankie Avalon was birthed to Mary and also Nicholas Avallone, Italian-Americans who elevated him together with his 7 siblings. As a young child, music and also executing had actually always been a part of Avalon's life.

Avalon's musical journey started at the age of 12 when he began playing the trumpet. Under the assistance of his dad, a local concertmaster as well as violinist, Frankie strove as well as was also awarded a scholarship to the famous Negotiation Songs Institution. By the age of 16, songs producer Bob Marcucci uncovered Avalon's vocal singing talents as well as signed him to the document tag, Chancellor.

Avalon's very first solitary, "Cupid" in 1957, was been successful by the hit single "DeDe Dinah" as well as offered over a million copies in 1958. Momentum carried him further as he launched his gold-certified leading hit, "Venus", in 1959. Throughout this moment, he likewise appeared on prominent television shows, such as "American Kiosk" and also "The Ed Sullivan Show". He topped the charts again in 1959 with "Why", making him a bonafide teen idol. Following his success as a vocalist, Avalon transitioned into film and also television.

His film debut came in 1959 with a bit part in the comedy-drama, "Jamboree". This ultimately landed him a contract with the famous movie studio 20th Century Fox. As an actor, Frankie located his particular niche in the "Beach Party" series, a string of light-hearted musicals targeted towards teen audiences. Between 1963 and 1965, Avalon co-starred with starlet Annette Funicello in 5 movies from the series, with the most popular installation being "Beach Covering Bingo" in 1965. Their on-screen chemistry brought about a lasting friendship between the two celebrities that would certainly proceed for years.

Aside from the Beach Party collection, Avalon likewise starred in a number of other films during the 1960s, such as "Skidoo" (1968) and "The Haunted Home of Horror" (1969). His job experienced a resurgence in the 1970s and 1980s, with duties in prominent films like "Oil" (1978), where he played the duty of Teenager Angel and also sang the hit tune "Beauty School Failure". Avalon remained to work in tv, appearing in TV movies and collection like "The Love Watercraft" and "Fantasy Island".

Throughout the years, Frankie remained near his music origins, doing performances across the USA. In the 1980s, he and also fellow Philly indigenous Fabian Specialty developed a preferred exploring act called the "Golden Boys of Kiosk". Later on, in the 1990s, Frankie rejoined with Annette Funicello on stage for a nostalgia-themed concert excursion.

In his personal life, Frankie Avalon married his spouse, Kathryn Diebel, in 1963, and together they have 8 youngsters. Even after over sixty years in the show business, Frankie Avalon hasn't decreased as well as remains to intrigue generations of fans with his skill and personal appeal.

Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Frankie.

Related authors: Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Annette Funicello (Actress)

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18 Famous quotes by Frankie Avalon

Small: Yes, but I dont think of the Teen Angel as of an age
"Yes, but I don't think of the Teen Angel as of an age"
Small: I wish I could talk to Annette, but she doesnt even correspond at this point
"I wish I could talk to Annette, but she doesn't even correspond at this point"
Small: These kids today, everything is about hitting a vocal home run
"These kids today, everything is about hitting a vocal home run"
Small: No sooner than I did take it seriously, I had million-selling hits and movies with John Wayne
"No sooner than I did take it seriously, I had million-selling hits and movies with John Wayne"
Small: I learned not to blink in a close-up or move your head at all, because if you did, they wouldnt use it
"I learned not to blink in a close-up or move your head at all, because if you did, they wouldn't use it"
Small: Ive been around two years shy of 50 years doing what I do. I am a musician
"I've been around two years shy of 50 years doing what I do. I am a musician"
Small: Ill be 65 in September and I work as much as I want to, take cruises with Kay, relax with my family, do
"I'll be 65 in September and I work as much as I want to, take cruises with Kay, relax with my family, do everything in moderation, because I want to enjoy my life"
Small: I like that because the fans want to see onstage what they know so well from the big screen
"I like that because the fans want to see onstage what they know so well from the big screen"
Small: They werent great pictures, but they were fun, and they really represented that period of time well
"They weren't great pictures, but they were fun, and they really represented that period of time well"
Small: Well, we all age, but Id been taking herbal supplements for a long time
"Well, we all age, but I'd been taking herbal supplements for a long time"
Small: The kids have all seen it on DVD or videotape
"The kids have all seen it on DVD or videotape"
Small: They look for the top note to end every song. They dont know what they are singing about. There is no s
"They look for the top note to end every song. They don't know what they are singing about. There is no style"
Small: Kids know me from their Grease DVD, so they instantly respond. You can hear a pin drop when I do my old
"Kids know me from their Grease DVD, so they instantly respond. You can hear a pin drop when I do my old songs"
Small: It captures a lot of the spirit of the 50s
"It captures a lot of the spirit of the '50s"
Small: I was not a trained actor
"I was not a trained actor"
Small: When I started to play trumpet I was fortunate to learn very quickly
"When I started to play trumpet I was fortunate to learn very quickly"
Small: Rocco paid me 35 bucks a week at Murrays Inn in South Jersey. People started asking Rocco to have me si
"Rocco paid me 35 bucks a week at Murray's Inn in South Jersey. People started asking Rocco to have me sing"
Small: I think todays music absolutely stinks. I really do mean that
"I think today's music absolutely stinks. I really do mean that"