Frankie Avalon Overview:

Legendary actor, Frankie Avalon, was born Francis Thomas Avallone on Sep 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As of December 2023, Frankie Avalon was 84 years old.

MINI BIO:

Bright, slight, bouncy American actor-singer with dark, curly hair, whose boyish looks and cheerful personality kept him popular with the teenage audience until the late 1960s, especially in "beach" movies, which he successfully guyed in 1987's Back to the Beach, looking a little more serious but otherwise just the same as ever. He has eight children.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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Avalon was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Seven Things to Know About

By Rick29 on Nov 21, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

1. learned to play the trumpet as a child--and was very good at it. He played trumpet for singer Al Martino (Johnny Fontane in The Godfather) when the crooner visited Philadelphia. That led to an audition for an agent and an appearance on The Jackie Gleason Show. 2. On his web site,... Read full article


Look-A-Like Spotted!

By Google profile on Sep 15, 2012 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. I've been meaning to post this forever! When Carlos and I were in Oahu, we saw a Surf Instructor who looked just like . It was surreal. I was too shy to take a picture of ... Read full article


Look-A-Like Spotted!

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

I've been meaning to post this forever! When Carlos and I were in Oahu, we saw a Surf Instructor who looked just like . It was surreal. I was too shy to take a picture of him so Carlos took these for me.... Read full article


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Frankie Avalon Quotes:

Bullets: I didn't catch your name, boy.
Frankie: I didn't throw it.
Bullets: That's pretty tacky.
Frankie: I didn't want us to have a language barrier.


Frankie: You know, the only thing I've studied this semester is you.
Dolores: Well, I hope you don't flunk.
Frankie: Well, there's always summer school, you know.


[Seeing that Eric von Zipper of the Malibu Rat Pack is frozen in motion]
Frankie: Hey you guys, the battle's over! Von Zipper's stoned again!


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Frankie Avalon Facts
He had the last #1 hit of the 1950s with the ballad,"Why".

He and his wife have 8 children and they are in order of age Frank Burt Avalon, Tony, Dina, Laura, Joseph, Nicolas, Kathryn and Carla.

He met Michael Wayne's wife, Gretchen Wayne (aka Gretchen Diebel), on the set of the John Wayne film The Alamo (1960), in which he had a part. Four years later, he married beauty pageant winner Kathryn Diebel, Gretchen's sister. So, he is part of the extended John Wayne family.

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