"Entertainment Legends" Connie Francis & Michael Wilding Hand Signed Album Page. This item is certified authentic by.
And comes with their Letter of Authenticity. (born December 12, 1937), known professionally as Connie Francis, is an American former. Actress, and top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although her chart success waned in the second half of the 1960s, Francis remained a top concert draw.Francis was born to an. The first child of George and Ida (née Ferrari-di Vito, who was Jewish) Franconero, spending her first years in the. Marks Avenue before the family moved to New Jersey. Growing up in an Italian-Jewish neighborhood, Francis became fluent in. Which led her later to record songs in Yiddish and.
In her autobiography Who's Sorry Now? Published in 1984, Francis recalls that she was encouraged by her father to appear regularly at talent contests, pageants, and other neighborhood festivities from the age of four as a singer and accordion player. She and her family moved to. During this time, Francis continued to perform at neighborhood festivities and talent shows (some of which were broadcast on television), appearing alternately as Concetta Franconero and Connie Franconero.
Under the latter name, she also appeared on. S variety show Startime Kids between 1953 and 1955. During the rehearsals for her appearance on. Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. Francis was advised by Godfrey to change her stage name to Connie Francis for the sake of easier pronunciation.
Godfrey also told her to drop the accordion-advice she gladly followed, as she had begun to hate the large and heavy instrument. Around the same time, Francis took a job as a singer on. Which brought unreleased songs to the attention of established singers and/or their management who might choose to record them for a professional commercial record. (23 July 1912 - 8 July 1979) was an English stage, television, and film actor. He is best known for a series of films he made with.
He also made two films with. (1950); and even guest starred on Hitchcock's TV show in 1963. He was also the second husband of. With whom he had two children.
Wilding left home at age 17 and trained as a commercial artist. He went to Europe when he was 20 and supported himself in Europe by doing sketches. He wanted to get into designing sets for films and approached a London film studio in 1933 looking for work.
They invited him to come to work as an extra. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Music\Rock & Pop\Records".
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