Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon

Brother-in-law of Michael Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Toni Wayne, Marisa Wayne, Ethan Wayne, Aissa Wayne and Melinda Wayne.

Discovered by Robert P. Marcucci.

Has a house in the San Bernadino Mountains in Southern California

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 had the last #1 hit of the 1950s with the ballad,"Why".

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.

He sang the song "These Are The Good Times" in both the movie Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) and when he guest starred in "The Patty Duke Show" (1963) in 1965.

He studied acting with Wynn Handman in New York and Estelle Harmon in Los Angeles.

His sister Theresa is 2 years older than he is.

Mother, Mary Avallone was born July 3, 1916; father, Nicholas Avallone was born April 27, 1913. Sister, Theresa Avallone.