September 18, 1939 - Frankie Avalon

Sep 18, 2012

By AM740 Staff

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American singer, actor and playwright, Frankie Avalon, was born on this day in Philadelphia. 

As a teen, he played with fellow Philly native Bobby Rydell in Rocco and the Saints.

In the mid-1960’s Avalon was paired with Annette Funicello in a number of “beach party” comedies including Beach Party and Beach Blanket Bingo.

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