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Sergio Franchi (1926–1990)

Born in Italy, to a Neapolitan father and a Genoese mother, 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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Mike Douglas Show
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Singer / Himself - Tenor / Himself - Vocalist / Himself - Opera Tenor / Himself - singer / Hinself - Co-Host
(1966-1978)
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Singer / Opera Tenor / Singer / Tenor / Himself / Himself - Actor / Himself - Audience Bow / Himself - Tenor / Himself - Vocalist / Opera Singer
(1962-1971)
The Merv Griffin Show
The Merv Griffin Show Himself - Singer / Himself / Himself - Tenor
(1965-1985)

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 1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
the Black Knight
- Kingdom of Iodine (1969) ... the Black Knight
 1966 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Hinself - Co-Host
- Episode #6.85 (1966) ... Hinself - Co-Host
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/18/65-9/25/65) Stage: Appeared (as "Renato Di Rossi") in "Do I Hear a Waltz?". 46th Street Theater, New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

In revenge for all those singing 'Arrivederci Roma' in English, I'm going to sing 'Chicago' in Italian! See more »

Trivia:

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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