Why Do Fools Fall in Love? | 1998

Drama, Comedy
Three women fight over the estate of famed singer Frankie Lymon, each claiming they were married to him at the time of his death.

Cast

... Frankie Lymon

Actor

... Elizabeth Waters

Actor

... Emira Eagle

Actor

... Zola Taylor

Actor

... Judge Lambrey

Actor

... Morris Levy

Actor

... Himself

Actor

... Young Little Richard

Actor

... Herman Santiago

Actor

... Peter Markovitz

Actor

... Lawrence Roberts

Actor

... Ezra Grahme

Actor

Company

Production Company

Synopsis

True story of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon. In 1956, Frankie scores a huge hit with title song, only to fall rapidly into obscurity, drug addiction and death of an overdose at age 25. After his death three women come forward to claim his estate royalties. They tell their stories in court. The first, Zola, is the singer of the Platters, whom he dated for a while. Next, Elizabeth, who is a shoplifter, testifies to having met and married Frankie. Then Zola returns to the scene and he marries her too. Frankie is drafted into the army, absconds, and marries schoolteacher Emira in Georgia before being discovered by MPs. Eventually, back in the present, the warring widows come together and bond over their shared situation.

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