Frankie Avalon

Singer + Actor
Born Sep 18, 1940

Frankie Avalon is an American actor, singer, playwright, and former teen idol.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Frankie Avalon.


1939 Birth Born on September 18, 1939.


1954 14 Years Old Two singles showcasing Avalon's trumpet playing were issued on RCA Victor's "X" sublabel in 1954. … Read More
1958 18 Years Old Avalon had 31 charted U.S. Billboard singles from 1958 to late 1962, including "Just Ask Your Heart" (U.S. #7), "I'll Wait for You" (U.S. #15), "Bobby Sox to Stockings" (U.S. #8), and "A Boy Without a Girl" (U.S. #10). … Read More


1963 23 Years Old Avalon married Kathryn "Kay" Diebel on January 19, 1963. … Read More
1965 25 Years Old …  In 1965 he appeared in the Combat! episode "Brother, Brother" as a childhood friend of Pfc.Kirby, played by Jack Hogan.


1980 40 Years Old The 1980 film The Idolmaker, written by Ed Di Lorenzo and directed by Taylor Hackford, was a thinly-disguised biography of Avalon ("Tommy Dee" in the film) as well as 1950s teenage star Fabian Forte (called "Caesare" in the film), along with songwriter/producer Bob Marcucci (called "Vinnie Vacarri"). … Read More
1987 47 Years Old In 1987, Avalon and Annette Funicello returned to movies with Back to the Beach. … Read More


1995 55 Years Old He made a cameo appearance as himself with Robert De Niro in the 1995 film, Casino.


2007 67 Years Old In recent years, Avalon has starred in stage productions of Grease in the role of Teen Angel and Tony n' Tina's Wedding as a caricature of himself. Additionally, in 2007, he performed "Beauty School Dropout" with the four remaining female contenders (Kathleen Monteleone, Allie Schulz, Ashley Spencer, and winner Laura Osnes) for the role of Sandy on the NBC television reality show Grease: You're the One that I Want!
2009 69 Years Old On April 8, 2009, he performed on American Idol.
2015 75 Years Old A cookbook with over 80 recipes is due out in 2015 from St. Martin's Press, Frankie Avalon's Italian Family Cookbook.
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