Fabian

One of several teen singing sensations to emerge from Philadelphia in the late 1950s, Fabian was perhaps the most reluctant of the group, which included Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell. Pop stardom was never his dream ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Bobby Rydell: Wild About Bobby 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Up Close and Personal 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Blossom 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost in the Fifties With Ronnie Milsap 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Let's Rock Tonight Concert 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Sea World's All-Star, Lone Star Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Fabian's Good Time Rock 'n' Roll 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Liberty Weekend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1986 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The Golden Boys of Bandstand 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Crazy 1983 (Movie)

Marv (Actor)

Disco Fever 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Day the Lord Got Busted 1975 (Movie)

Matthew Crowe (Actor)

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

Actor

Little Laura and Big John 1972 (Movie)

John (Actor)

A Bullet For Pretty Boy 1969 (Movie)

Charles Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd (Actor)

Maryjane 1968 (Movie)

Phil Blake (Actor)

Thunder Alley 1967 (Movie)

Tommy Callahan (Actor)

Dr. Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs 1966 (Movie)

Bill Dexter (Actor)

Fireball 500 1966 (Movie)

Leander (Actor)

Dear Brigitte 1964 (Movie)

Kenneth (Actor)

Ride the Wild Surf 1963 (Movie)

Jody Wallis (Actor)

Five Weeks in a Balloon 1962 (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

Love in a Goldfish Bowl 1961 (Movie)

Giuseppe La Barba (Actor)

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 1961 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

The Longest Day 1961 (Movie)

Ranger (Actor)

High Time 1960 (Movie)

Gil Sparrow (Actor)

North to Alaska 1960 (Movie)

Billy Pratt (Actor)

Hound Dog Man 1958 (Movie)

Clint (Actor)

Getting Married (TV Show)

Actor

Runaway Daughters (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

Fabian's Good Time Rock 'n' Roll 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Roman Zair 1982 (Movie)

("Tiger") (Song Performer)

North to Alaska 1960 (Movie)

("If You Knew") (Song Performer)

Hound Dog Man 1958 (Movie)

("What Big Boy?" "Single" "This Friendly World" "Pretty Little Girl" "I'm Giving Up" "Hilltop Song" "Hay Foot, Straw Foot") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

The Wild West 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Biography

One of several teen singing sensations to emerge from Philadelphia in the late 1950s, Fabian was perhaps the most reluctant of the group, which included Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell. Pop stardom was never his dream, but the prospect of financial ruin after his father's illness spurred him to sign with a local record producer, who crafted him into a pinup-worthy crooner with the right mix of vulnerability and swagger. His time on the charts was remarkably short-lived, with just a handful of singles, including 1959's "Turn Me Loose" and "Tiger," achieving top sales. By 1960, he had largely forgone music for acting in features like "North to Alaska" (1960) and "Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation" (1962). His film career waned in the late '60s, but he re-emerged after a turbulent period in the early 1970s as an enthusiastic presence on the oldies touring circuit. Fabian also enjoyed a brief spell as a producer of television miniseries and specials, but his tenure as a pop singer, however brief, kept his fame intact and appreciated by fans for over four decades.

Milestones

Popular songs include "Turn Me Loose" and "Tiger".

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