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Connie Francis (born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, December 12, 1938) is an American pop singer of Italian heritage and the top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although her chart success waned in the second half of the 1960s, Francis remained a top...Wikipedia

Age: 76
Born: 12th December, 1938, Newark, New Jersey
Height: 5' 1½" (156 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Where the Boys Are

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Received a scholarship to study nursing after high school.

 

7/3/63: She played a Command Performance before Queen Elizabeth II at the Alhambra Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.

When the Boys Meet the Girls

When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965)

The Boys... The Girls... and that wild, way-out, wicked, wonderful beat!

Danny Churchill is a young heir who tries to help Ginger, an attractive postal worker in rural Nevada...

Looking for Love
Follow the Boys
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Where the Boys Are
 

[regarding Dick Clark playing "Who`s Sorry Now" on "Bandstand" (1952)] He continued playing it until it sold a million. Without Dick Clark I wouldn`t have stayed in show business. I was ready to go back to school to study medicine.

 

One day in 1960 I was going through my collection of Al Jolson and Judy Garland records, and I played Al`s "Are You Lonesome Tonight". I said, "Daddy, come listen to this. I could make it a No. 1 song". He agreed and I called Don Costa in to do the arrangement. I said, "I`m more excited about recording this song than anything I`ve ever cut." We were in the car on our way to New York when the radio played [Elvis Presley`s] "new" single, "Are You Lonesome Tonight?". Can you believe that? I was literally on my way to the studio to record it. How do you like that? Elvis even did the recitation part just like Al Jolson did.

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