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Sand & Surf Stars
of the 1960’s

Connie Francis

Connie Francis Brief Bio :

Singing sensation of the 50’s & 60’s whose singing voice was used to dubb Tuesday Weld In “Rock Rock Rock” (1956) and Jayne Mansfield in “The Sheriff of fractured Jaw” (1958) before winning major rolls in Sand & Surf films such as ”Where The Boys Are” (1960) “Follow The Boys”
(1963) & “When The Boys Meet The Girls” (1965)

Connie Francis Fact File :

Birth Name:
Concetta Rosemarie Franconero
Date Of Birth: 12th Dec 1938
Place Of Birth: Newwark New Jersey USA
Nickname: Queenie
Height: 5’ 2” approximately
Spouses:
Dick Kanellis (1964 - 1964 divorced)
Izzy Marion (1971 - 1972 divorced)
Joseph Garzilli (1973 - 1978) - 1 child
Bob Parkinson (1985 - 1986 divorced)
Film Debut:“Where The Boys Are” (1960)
Other Notable Films:
“Follow The Boys” (1963),
“Looking For Love” (1964) &
“When The Boys Meet The Girls” (1965)
Trivia:
* Connie dubbed Jayne Mansfield’s singing 
   in “The Sheriff Of Fractured Jaw” 1958
* Two performance highlights in her
   Career were singing the “Never On A
   Sunday” at the 1961 Acaademy Awards
   & her 1968 performance of “God Bless
   America” for the troops in Vietnam
* In 1967 Connie was voted “Best Female
   Singer In Las Vegas”

Connie Francis Movies on DVD :

Classic TV Commercials Of The Fifties And Sixties, Vol. 25 [DVD] DVD
Super TV spots for RCA Whirlpool Stoves, Coke with Emmett Kelly and Connie Francis, Lark Cigarettes, Don McNeill's Breakfast Club, Blatz Beer, Atlantic Gasoline, Sealtest Milk and Cottage Cheese. Bemco Mattresses, many more. 60 min.

Rock, Rock, Rock [DVD](1956) DVD
Malt shops, bobby sox, and dance hops in this rock flick with Tuesday Weld (13 years old!), Fats Domino, Connie Francis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers performing "Juvenile Delinquent," the only screen appearance of the Johnny Burnette Trio (performing "Lonesome Train") and disc jockey Alan Freed. 78 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; scene access.

Jamboree [DVD](1957) DVD
"Boy pop singer meets girl pop singer" is the basic plot for this early rock 'n' roll musical, but the main reasons to watch are vintage performances by Fats Domino ("Wait and See"), Jerry Lee Lewis ("Great Balls of Fire"), Carl Perkins ("Glad All Over"), Philly's own Charlie Gracie, and even Count Basie and Slim Whitman! Bob Pastine and Kay Medford (whose singing voice was dubbed by Connie Francis) star. AKA: "Disc Jockey Jamboree." 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailer.

Where The Boys Are [DVD](1960) DVD
The original fun-in-the-sun romp, as four young gals head to pleasurable Fort Lauderdale during Easter vacation for tans, music and boys. Connie Francis, Paula Prentiss, Yvette Mimieux, Dolores Hart, Jim Hutton and George Hamilton star. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; documentary; newsreel footage; theatrical trailer.

National Lampoon's Animal House [DVD](1978) DVD
One of the first--and perhaps the greatest--of the "gross-out" comedies, and John Belushi's quintessential screen performance. Watch as the misfits of Delta House use food fights, dead horses, toga parties and other tactics to battle the "straights" and administrators of Faber College in 1962. Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert, Tom Hulce, Karen Allen, Donald Sutherland, and Otis Day and The Knights also star. 109 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; music video; featurettes; theatrical trailer.

National Lampoon's Animal House (Widescreen Version) [DVD](1978) DVD
One of the first--and perhaps the greatest--of the "gross-out" comedies, and John Belushi's quintessential screen performance. Watch as the misfits of Delta House use food fights, dead horses, toga parties and other tactics to battle the "straights" and administrators of Faber College in 1962. Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert, Tom Hulce, Karen Allen, Donald Sutherland, and Otis Day and The Knights also star. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; music video; featurettes; theatrical trailer.

Bobby Darin: Beyond The Song [DVD](1998) DVD
Pay tribute to the remarkable legacy of Bobby Darin through this career-spanning collection of performances and interviews with family and friends of the celebrated crooner. Selections include "Mack the Knife," "Splish Splash," "Dream Lover," "Beyond the Sea," "For Once in My Life," "If I Were a Carpenter," "Simple Song of Freedom," and more. Narrated by Keith Olbermann. 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

 

Complete List of Connie Francis Movies on VHS & DVD :

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Sand & Surf Movies at Hollywood Teen Movies

The following Beach movies are featured at Hollywood Teen Movies
Click the movie titles below to visit the feature pages:

Gidget (1959)
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1960)

Gidget Goes To Rome (1963)

Beach Party (1963)
Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Bikini Beach (1964)
Dr. Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine (1965)
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (1965)

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