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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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When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965)

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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.

 

Received a scholarship to study nursing after high school.

 

[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)?

 

[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.

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