Connie Francis

Singer, Actor
Connie Francis brought her musical talents to a variety of films over the course of her Hollywood career. Francis's early acting career mostly consisted of roles in various films, such as the musical "Where the Boys ... Read more »
Born: 12/12/1938 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Music (9)

Another Happy Day 2011 (Movie)

("Malagueña") (Song Performer)

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

("Scapricciatiello (Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me)") (Song Performer)

The Big Swap 1997 (Movie)

("You Always Hurt the One You Love" "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You") (Song Performer)

Lakota Woman: Seige at Wounded Knee 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Falling From Grace 1992 (Movie)

("Don't Break the Heart That Loves You") (Song Performer)

My Cousin Vinny 1992 (Movie)

("A Second Hand Love") (Song Performer)

Roger & Me 1989 (Movie)

("Lucky, Lucky Me") (Song Performer)

National Lampoon's Animal House 1978 (Movie)

("Who's Sorry Now") (Song Performer)

The Flight of the Phoenix 1964 (Movie)

(Song Performer)
Actor (7)

Hava Nagila (The Movie) 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Dick Clark Presents the Rock 'n Roll Years 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

When the Boys Meet the Girls 1964 (Movie)

Ginger Gray (Actor)

Follow the Boys 1962 (Movie)

Bonnie Pulaski (Actor)

Where the Boys Are 1959 (Movie)

Angie (Actor)

Biography

Connie Francis brought her musical talents to a variety of films over the course of her Hollywood career. Francis's early acting career mostly consisted of roles in various films, such as the musical "Where the Boys Are" (1960) with Dolores Hart, "Follow the Boys" (1963) and "When the Boys Meet the Girls" (1965). She had a part on the television special "Dick Clark Presents the Rock 'n Roll Years" (ABC, 1973-74). Francis also contributed music to the adaptation "The Flight of the Phoenix" (1965) with James Stewart and the John Belushi comedy "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978). Francis won a Special Achievement Award Golden Globe Award in 1963. In the eighties and the nineties, Francis's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "Roger & Me" (1989) with Michael Moore, the John Mellencamp drama "Falling From Grace" (1992) and the comedy "My Cousin Vinny" (1992) with Joe Pesci. Francis's music was also featured in the Antony Edridge drama "The Big Swap" (1997), "Romance and Cigarettes" (2007) and the comedy "You Again" (2010) with Kristen Bell. Her music was also featured in "Another Happy Day" (2011). In addition to her music, Francis also appeared on-screen in "Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song" (PBS, 1998-99). Francis most recently appeared on "Hava Nagila (The Movie)" (2013).

Milestones

1950

First prize winner on Arthur Godfrey's "Talent Scouts"

Popular songs include "Where The Boys Are" and "Stupid Cupid".

Known for such albums as "Gold" and "Party Power"

Bonus Trivia

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After Aretha Franklin, Francis is the most successful female solo singer on the pop singles charts for the rock era (1955- ). (See Joel Whitburn's records of the "Billboard" charts

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