Ingoglia, Concetta Rosalie Ann
Born: Aug 08, 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.
1938 - Born on August 8th in Brooklyn of Italian and native-American parentage with the unlikely name of Concetta Anna Ingolia, Connie Stevens was raised by grandparents when her parents (both jazz musicians) filed for divorced.
1953 - In Hollywood, Connie formed yet another vocal group "The Three Debs" while trying to break into films as an extra.
1957-1958 - She managed to co-star in a few mediocre teen dramas such as Young and Dangerous, Eighteen and Anxious, The Party Crashers, and Dragstrip Riot, it was comedian Jerry Lewis who set things in motion by casting the unknown starlet in his comedy Rock-a-Bye Baby.
1959 - Warner Bros. signed her up for their hot detective series "Hawaiian Eye" and she was off. As pert and pretty Cricket Blake, a slightly flaky and tomboyish singer/photographer, Connie became an instant teen idol -- trendy and undeniably appealing.
1961 - Connie's acting talent was light and limited, however, and some attempts at adult film drama, including the title role in Susan Slade, Parrish, Palm Springs Weekend and Two on a Guillotine came and went.
- Had a top-ten hit record with "Sixteen Reasons".
1963 - Married to James Stacy.
1967-1970 - Married to Eddie Fisher.
- She refocused on her voice and started lining up singing commercials (Ace Hardware) while subsisting in nightclubs and hotels. Connie eventually built herself up as a Las Vegas headlining act. She also starred on Broadway with "The Star-Spangled Girl" and won a Theatre World Award for her performance.
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