Connie Francis Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Connie Francis Quick Info
Height5 ft 1½ in
Weight60 kg
Date of BirthDecember 12, 1937
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Hair ColorDark Brown

Connie Francis is an American pop singer and former actress who became the top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. She has had many thousands of international releases and some of her work includes albums, EPs, and tracks such as Who’s Sorry Now?My Thanks To YouChristmas in My HeartMovie Greats Of The 60sStupid CupidYou Always Hurt the One You LoveA Girl in LoveIch komm’ nie mehr von dir losHavah NegilahTu’ mir nicht weh, and Connie Francis en El Patio.

Born Name

Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero

Nick Name

Connie Francis, Queenie, The Queen of Song

Connie Francis from her first television special in 1961
Connie Francis from her first television special in 1961 (ABC Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Newark, New Jersey, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Connie Francis studied at Newark Arts High School from 1951 to 1952. Later, her family shifted to Belleville, New Jersey, and she got enrolled at Belleville High School, from where she graduated as salutatorian in the class of 1955.

Occupation

Singer, Actress

Family

  • Father – George J. Franconero
  • Mother – Ida (née Ferrari-di Vito) Franconero
  • Siblings– George Franconero, Jr. (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Frank Franconero (Paternal Grandfather), Marie R. Papendrea (Paternal Grandmother)

Genre

Traditional Pop, Rock and Roll, Country Pop, Vocal Jazz

Instruments

Vocals, Accordion

Labels

MGM Records, Polydor, GSF Records, Ivanhoe Records, United Artists, Malaco, Herzklang, Legacy Recordings, Carlton Music, Concetta Records

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 1½ in or 156 cm

Weight

60 kg or 132 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Connie Francis has dated –

  1. Bobby Darin – She was romantically involved with Bobby Darin, a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, impressionist, and actor in film and television, in the past. However, her strict Italian father was against their relationship and after Darin had suggested the two elope after one of her shows, her father ran Darin out of the building at gunpoint, telling him never to see his daughter again. She has revealed that not marrying Darin was the biggest mistake of her life.
  2. Dick Kanellis (1963-1964) – In 1963, she started going out with Dick Kanellis, a press agent and entertainment director for the Aladdin Hotel. The duo married the following year but soon divorced within a few months in 1964.
  3. Izzy Marion (1970-1972) – She began dating hair-salon owner Izzy Marion in 1970 and they got married in January 1971. However, they divorced soon after.
  4. Joseph Garzilli (1971-1977) – She became romantically involved with restaurateur and travel-agency owner Joseph Garzilli in September 1971 and they married in 1973. They adopted a son named Joseph Garzilli Jr. (b. 1974). Like her two previous marriages, this also ended in divorce in 1977.
  5. Bob Parkinson (1984-1986) – She married TV producer Bob Parkinson in 1985 after dating him for a while. They divorced soon after.

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of Italian descent.

Connie Francis c. 1970
Connie Francis c. 1970 (Unknown Author / Billboard Magazine / Public Domain)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Mezzo-soprano vocals

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in a TV commercial for K-Mart Stores.

Connie Francis Facts

  1. Owing to her upbringing in an Italian-Jewish neighborhood, she is fluent in Yiddish and has recorded songs in Yiddish and Hebrew.
  2. She released her first studio album, Who’s Sorry Now?, in April 1958.
  3. Alongside Dolores Hart, Paula Prentiss, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, and Frank Gorshin, Connie Francis co-starred as Angie in the 1960 CinemaScope comedy film, Where the Boys Are.
  4. In 1984, she released her autobiography titled Who’s Sorry Now?.
  5. She has revealed that it was her father who encouraged her to appear regularly at talent contests, pageants, and other neighborhood festivities.
  6. Connie Francis has been friends with Kaye Stevens and Neil Sedaka.
  7. She received a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto, Canada in 2009.

Featured Image by ABC Television / eBay / Public Domain

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