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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When show host Perry Como wanted her to sing the Italian song "Mama" on "The Perry Como Show" (1948), she was very hesitant as she didn't want to be labeled an ethnic singer. The performance gained such a positive response that she released several records in Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese and a number of other languages.
The news of President John F. Kennedy's assassination reached her on the set of her third MGM film, Looking for Love (1964). She recorded the single "In The Summer of His Years" in honor of the fallen president and packaged it in a conservative gold sleeve with no photos. All proceeds from the song were donated to the family of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippitt, who had been shot and killed by alleged Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
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
[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.