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Frankie Avalon

Singer + Actor
Male
Born Sep 18, 1940
Age 75
Hometown Philadelphia, Pen...
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Nationality American
Other Names Francis Thomas Av...
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark

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

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    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 10, 2014
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    Yahoo News - Aug 29, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Aug 27, 2013

Timeline

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

CHILDHOOD

1940 Birth Born on September 18, 1940.

TEENAGE

1958 17 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

TWENTIES

1963 22 Years Old Avalon married Kathryn Diebel on January 19, 1963. … Read More
1965 24 Years Old Avalon appeared in nearly two dozen TV episodes, including ABC's The Bing Crosby Show and The Patty Duke Show, appearing often as himself. Later, he became a national television spokesperson for Sonic Drive-In.In 1965 he appeared in the Combat! episode "Brother, Brother" as a childhood friend of Pfc.Kirby, played by Jack Hogan.

THIRTIES

1980 39 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 (called "Caesare" in the film), along with songwriter/producer Bob Marcucci (called "Vinnie Vacarri"). … Read More

FORTIES

1987 46 Years Old In 1987, Avalon and Annette Funicello returned to movies with Back to the Beach. … Read More

FIFTIES

1995 54 Years Old He made a cameo appearance as himself with Robert De Niro in the 1995 film, Casino. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2005 64 Years Old He and his song "Venus" are mentioned in Wendy Wasserstein's 2005 play Third. … Read More
2008 67 Years Old He is also mentioned in Adam Sandler's 2008 comedy, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, for his haircut, which the Zohan (Sandler's character) thinks is the latest hairdo. … Read More
2009 68 Years Old On April 8, 2009, he performed on American Idol. … Read More
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