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Later in the 1960s, Avalon became known for his roles in the beach film genre. Later, he became the U.S. national television spokesperson for Sonic Drive-In.
In 1986, the famous British pop girl group Bananarama released a hit song name Venus, however, it was not a cover of Avalon's hit -- rather, it was written by Robby VanLeeuwen and performed first by Shocking Blue. Still, that was the year also that Avalon and Annette Funicello returned to the movies, with the aptly titled Back to the Beach.
Frankie Avalon Facts
|Birth Name||Francis Thomas Avallone|
|Birthday||September 18, 1939 (74)|
|Birthplace||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Height||5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Frankie Avalon compared to you?|
|Frankie & Annette MGM Movie Legends Collection|
|Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine / Dr. Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs|
|Sergeant Dead Head|
|Beach Blanket Bingo|
|Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea|