Mostly Credited As: Frankie Avalon
Birth Name: Francis Thomas Avallone
Date Of Birth: September 18, 1939 (Age 74)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)
When Frankie Avalon struck it rich with his recording of Venus, he looked like a typical rock 'n' roller with his hair falling on his forehead and he wore too-tight clothes. Today his hair is close-cropped and his suits are impeccably tailored. The change is most becoming. "I've done a lot of growing up and maturing in the last years," Frankie confessed. "I take my responsibility as a star, a husband and father seriously." Even as a teenager, Frankie took on great responsibility when his father became ill. While still no bigger than a minute, Frankie earned his first money as a trombonist, later switched to singing. Still adored by the teens, Frankie is now accepted by sophisticated night club audiences; also adult movie-goers.