Connie Francis

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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 concert draw. Despite several severe interruptions in her career, she is still active as a recording and performing artist.

Age: 76
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Where the Boys Are

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1967 Schlager International -
1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls Ginger Gray
1964 Looking for Love Libby Caruso
1963 Follow the Boys Bonnie Pulaski
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Sister Mary Clare
1960 Where the Boys Are Angie
1957 Jamboree Connie Francis
1956 Rock Rock Rock! Dori's Songs
1953 The United States Steel Hour -
1976 Laverne & Shirley -
1964 Biblioteca di Studio Uno: La storia di Rossella O'Hara -



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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Nominated for 5 Awards | Won 1

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