Caption: Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello
Actor, Soundtrack, Producer
Born: September 18, 1939
Star sign: Virgo
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Known for: Grease (1978), The Help (2011), Casino (1995), The Alamo (1960)
One of a spate of teen idols to come out of Philadelphia in the 1950s and 1960s, Frankie Avalon--unlike many of the others--actually had a musical background, having been taught to play the trumpet at a very young age by his father. As a youth Avalon performed in local clubs and theaters. He won a local TV talent contest playing a trumpet solo. In ...