Francis Thomas Avallone born September 18, 1939, in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By the time he was 12, Avalon began making
appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and as a
teenager, played with Bobby Rydell in a band known as Rocco and the
Saints. In 1959, his songs "Venus" and "Why?" both
went to number one. Frankie Avalon married Kathryn Diebel on January 19,
1963, she was a former beauty pageant winner, still together, the couple
has eight children and also 10 grandchildren.
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