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Sergio Franchi (1926–1990)

Born in Italy, Franchi made his singing debut at age 10 as a hunchback in a school play. He sang with jazz groups in Italy, but immigrated to South Africa in 1947, after he completed his compulsory military service. He worked as a draftsman and designed commercial interiors working for his father's furniture business. Within a few years, his ... See full bio »

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 1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
the Black Knight
- Kingdom of Iodine (1969) ... the Black Knight
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Stage: Appeared (as "Sandor") in "The Gypsy Baron" by Johann Strauß. Operetta. Johannesburg Operatic & Dramatic Society, Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 70 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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On being poor and being rich: The feeling of being poor is terrible You think the whole world is against you...I went on no matter what!...Now that I am rich, I enjoy the fact that I can walk into any restaurant anywhere and not think how much the bill is going to be. See more »


1976 was the year Sergio Franchi was hired to do television commercials for Chrysler Corporation's Plymouth Volare & for Hills Brothers Coffee. He also signed to endorse Carpineto wines in print media because "Italy produces 90% of the grapes for wine.". See more »

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