Connie Francis

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero
  • Birth Place: Newark, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/12/1938, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Singer
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Connie Francis Fast Facts:
  • Won Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts at age 12; he was the one who later suggested her stage name. 
  • Was salutatorian of her high-school class.
  • Turned down a scholarship to NYU after her recording of "Who's Sorry Now?" became a breakthrough hit.
  • Signature film role was in 1960's Where the Boys Are.
  • Served as a spokesperson for Mental Health America's S.T.A.R. of Mine (for Stress, Treatment, Awareness, Recovery) campaign.
  • Has been active in a number of charitable organizations, including UNICEF, the USO and CARE.
  • Connie Francis Relationships:
  • George Franconero, Jr. - Brother
  • Dick Kannelis - Ex-husband
  • Izzy Marion - Ex-husband
  • Bobby Darin - Ex-significant Other
  • Ida Franconero - Mother
  • Joseph Garzilli Jr - Son
  • George Franconero, Sr. - Father
  • Bob Parkinson - Ex-husband
  • Joseph Garzilli - Ex-husband
  • F. Lee Bailey - Ex-significant Other
  • Connie Francis Awards:
  • 1964 Golden Globe: Special Achievement - Winner

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