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Francis Thomas Avallone (Avalon-Frankie)

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Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Singer

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1939 - Born on the 8th of September, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1957 - He made a gradual transition from singer to actor.

1960 - He became known for his roles in the Beach Party film genre.

1962 - His four year domination of the charts was coming to an end, but his career wasn't.

         - Frankie Avalon married Kathryn Diebel on the 26th of January, She was a former beauty pageant winner, and Avalon met her while playing cards at a friend's house.

1965 - He starred in episode 73 of the Patty Duke Show "A foggy day in Brooklyn Heights" as himself, when his car breaks down on the way to the airport.

         - He became the U.S. national television spokesperson for Sonic Drive In.

1987 - He was reteamed with his "Beach Party" leading lady Annette Funicello in the retro film musical Back to the Beach.

2007 - He performed Beauty School Dropout with the five remaining contenders for the role of Sandy on the NBC reality show Grease.


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