Facts of Frankie Avalon
|Full Name:||Frankie Avalon|
|Age:||78 years 7 months|
|Birth Date:||September 18, 1940|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,|
|Father's Name:||Nicholas Avallone|
|Mother's Name:||Mary Avallone|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Kathryn Diebel|
|Profession:||actor, singer, dancer|
|Education:||South Philadelphia High School|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
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Frankie Avalon is one of the greatest actors of American cinema. He was a former teen idol who then went on to do adult roles and was prosperous in it as well. He is also a gifted singer and used to play trumpet on TV shows. His biography carries some interesting facts which I am sure our readers would love to know. So let us get started!
Frankie Avalon’s early life
If we look at the birth and childhood days of Frankie, we can see that he was born on 18 September 1940. His birthplace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the USA. His parents were Mary and Nicholas Avallone. He is Italian-American and has a sister called Theresa Avallone.
He was a student at South Philadelphia High School. It is not known whether he completed his schooling or dropped out. No details exist online about his further education if he had taken any.
He was good in music since childhood. He had learned a number of instruments and used to play them. He began his career early in his childhood.
Frankie Avalon’s career
Frankie entered into the field of entertainment when he was just 11 years old. He first appeared on the TV show The Jackie Gleason Show in December 1952 when he could be seen playing the trumpet during the Christmas Party. He was featured playing the trumpet on some of his LP songs. He recorded a number of singles and most of these reached the Billboard Top 100.
His debut role in the film Jamboree was a short one and in this 1957 film, he could be sighted playing the trumpet and singing the song ‘Teacher’s Pet’. He got teen roles supporting the main stars and was seen in 1960’s Guns of the Timberland along with Alan Ladd. He was recommended to play this role by the daughter of Alan Ladd.
His role was so much liked by John Wayne who then cast him as a young actor in his film The Alamo. Wayne was all praises for the young Frankie and had said admiringly of him:
“We’re not cutting one bit of any scene in which Frankie appears. I believe he is the finest young talent I’ve seen in a long time.”
His demand rose and he also sang in films. He was also cast in the science fiction named Panic in Year Zero in 1962. He appeared in the war movie called Operation Bikini which was released in 1963. He had the lead role in 1963’s Drums of Africa. His movie Beach Party was a hit and had multiple sequels.
He also did a number of TV serials and shows and was a beloved actor on it. He had always wanted to do acting, dancing, and singing and managed to bag roles which fulfilled his dream. He always proved that his directors were right in choosing him since he gave his best and his movies too earned a lot at the box office.
Frankie Avalon’s business
Frankie started doing marketing business and launched his Frankie Avalon Products which was a health and cosmetic range. His products are promoted on the Home Shopping Network.
He was seen in 1995 in Casino and has been doing some stage productions. He performed on American Idol in 2009. He toured for music and has also released a cookbook in 2015.
Frankie Avalon’s personal life
Coming to his personal life, it can be seen that he married former beauty pageant queen Kathryn Diebel on 19 January 1963. He had met her at a friend’s house. He has 8 children and 10 grandchildren.
Frankie Avalon’s body measurements
Frankie Avalon is 5ft 6.5 inches tall and own a weigh of 73 kg. His hair color is brown as well as has a pair of brown color eye.