Newark, New Jersey
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Where the Boys Are
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Brill Building Pop, Early Pop/Rock
Springlike, Plaintive, Dramatic, Gentle, Sweet, Sentimental, Distraught, Innocent, Soothing, Earnest, Stylish, Restrained, Amiable/Good-Natured, Cheerful, Romantic, Melancholy, Poignant, Wistful, Delicate, Happy, Sad
Soundtrack, Music Department, Actor/Actress
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Connie Francis (born December 12, 1938) is an American pop singer best known for several international hit songs including "Who`s Sorry Now?", "Where the Boys Are", and "Stupid Cupid". She topped the Billboard charts on three occasions with "Everybody`s Somebody`s Fool", "My Heart Has a Mind Of Its Own" and "Don`t Break the Heart That Loves You" and is listed as the 26th most popular artist of the 1950s and the 8th most popular artist of the 1960s based on her chart success. She is considered the most prolific and popular female rock `n` roll hit-maker of the early rock era.
Francis has been married four times. She married Dick Kanellis against her father`s wishes on August 15, 1964. She divorced him three months later after he abused her. She married hairdresser Izadore "Izzy" Marion on January 16, 1971. They divorced the following year. In September 1973 she married Joseph Garzilli; together they adopted a son, Joseph Garzilli Jr. (Joey), born in 1974. She has stated that it was because of her rape in 1974 that she divorced Garzilli. After the marriage ended, she married television producer Bob Parkinson, on June 27, 1985. Like the others, this marriage ended in divorce. Nasal surgery to correct previous surgery caused a sensitivity to air conditioning and deprived her of her ability to sing professionally for four years. Her brother was murdered in 1981. Francis was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She has long suffered from continuing mental impairments that developed as a result of her rape, including drug dependencies and suicide attempts. She uses lithium to treat the illness.
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Concetta Rosemarie Franconero
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Connie Francis (born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, December 12, 1938) is an American pop singer and the top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although her chart success waned in the second half of the 1960s, Francis remained a top concert draw. Despite several severe interruptions in her career, she is still active as a recording and performing artist.
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Schlager music, Traditional Pop, Rock And Roll, Country Pop, Vocal Jazz
MGM Records, Polydor, GSF Records, Ivanhoe Records, United Artists Records, Malaco Records, Herzklang, Legacy Recordings, Carlton Music, Concetta Records
Bobby Darin, Brenda Lee, Patti Page, Neil Sedaka, Lesley Gore, Carole King, Ricky Nelson
George Franconero Sr
Ida Ferrari-di Vito Franconero
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traditional pop, rock and roll, country pop, vocal jazz
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In Current Relationship with Bob Parkinson
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According to our records Connie Francis is currently single.
She was married to Joseph Garzilli from 1973 to 1978, Izzy Marion from 1971 to 1972 and Dick Kanellis in 1964.
She also dated Bobby Darin from 1957 to 1958.
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