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
Born: 12th December, 1938, Newark, New Jersey
Height: 5' 1½" (156 cm)
Claim to Fame: Where the Boys Are
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The Boys... The Girls... and that wild, way-out, wicked, wonderful beat!
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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.
Sat Jul 26, 10:23 AM ET
Los Angeles (E! Online) - It`s Connie Francis fans who are sorry now.
The 69-year-old torch singer was forced to cancel a performance in New York Wednesday night after being hospitalized with dangerously high blood pressure, according to her agent, Mike Church.
Francis had been scheduled to appear with Neil Sedaka at the Capital One Bank Theatre in Westbury.
Instead, the "Where the Boys Are" songstress was admitted to Long Island Jewish Medical Center`s coronary care unit, where she is expected to remain until... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 6 years ago
Fri Jul 25, 4:00 PM ET
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Singer Connie Francis is being treated at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York where she was hospitalized after falling ill earlier this week.
Her agent, Mike Church, says the 69-year-old singer had been scheduled to perform Wednesday night with Neil Sedaka at The Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury. Instead, she was taken to the hospital with dangerously high blood pressure.
Francis, who recorded `50s and `60s pop hits including "Who`s Sorry Now?" and "Lipstick on Your Collar," had been... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 6 years ago
[on her MGM record contract] I never paid for anything. There was never any recoupment for all the sessions I did. Not one penny. I had four people I hired to work for me on letters and on foreign releases. They paid for every photograph and I kept the photos. Travel, everything, was paid for. Even if it wasn`t on MGM business, it was paid for. Gowns-bills were sent to MGM because I needed them for album covers. I bought them, and wore them. I could record where I wanted, however many songs I wanted, in whatever country, in whatever language, with whatever arranger, and then the bottom line was, if I didn`t like any of it, I didn`t have to release it. I didn`t abuse it. I tried to release even the garbage so that I wouldn`t just be recording and not releasing stuff.
[regarding her version of "God Bless America"] Irving Berlin had a fit when he found out I was doing it. He called my manager and said, "If that teenybopper louses up my beautiful `God Bless America` the way she did poor Harry Ruby`s `Who`s Sorry Now`, I`m going to have a stroke". My manager said, "Please, Irving, relax. You`ll be the first to hear it." "I just don`t want it loused up with any of that `Stupid Cupid` crap!", said Irving. Then when the record came out, my manager sent it directly to [him] and he said, "She did it just the way I thought she`d do it. It stinks! It`s worse than that." I can`t even tell you what he said. So, when it made the Top 10 in Variety, Irving called my manager and says, "George, do you think she can do `God Bless America` on "The Perry Como Show" (1948)?