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Frankie Laine (Francesco Paolo Lo Vecchio)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Singer, composer and author Frankie Laine was born March 30, 1913 in Chicago. His real name was Francesco Paulo LoVecchio and he lived in Chicago's Little Italy. Frankie was the oldest of eight children born to Sicilian immigrants John and Anna Lo Vecchio, who had come from Monreale, Sicily near Palermo. His father first worked as a water-boy for the Chicago Railroad and he was eventually promoted to laying rails. His father subsequently went to a Trade School and became a barber. One of his most famous clients was gangster Al Capone. Read more...

Actor

Character: Singer Frankie Laine

Make Believe Ballroom 1949

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Character: Jerry Dennis

Bring Your Smile Along 1955

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Character: Gino Lupo

He Laughed Last 1956

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Character: Himself - Presenter

The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960

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Character: Himself - Singer

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself

Shower of Stars 1954

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Himself - Special Guest

Hee Haw 1969

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