Frankie Avalon

Francis Thomas Avallone was born on September 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A teen idol of the late 50’s and early 60’s with 25 visits to the Hit Parade to his credit, Frankie Avalon entered the top ten  in 1958 with “Dede Dinah” and “Gingerbread” before his first #1 hit “Venus.” “Bobby Sox to Stockings,” “Just Ask Your Heart” and his second #1 hit “Why” followed.

As an accomplished singer, trumpet player and actor, Frankie has more than 30 motion pictures to his credit, including “Jamboree,” “The Alamo”, “Guns of the Timberland,” “The Carpetbaggers,” “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” and “Grease.”

The father of four boys and four girls, senior citizen Frankie Avalon and his wife Kathryn, a former beauty pageant winner, live in southern California and he continues to make personal appearances.

Frankie Avalon was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2009.