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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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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)
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(1965-1985)

Filmography

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 1989 Race for Glory (performer: "O Sole Mio")
 1970 Three Coins in the Fountain (TV Movie) (performer: "Three Coins in the Fountain")
 1967-1970 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #23.19 (1970) ... (performer: "To Give", "Una Cantinon de Mexicana")
- Episode #21.4 (1967) ... (performer: "Just One of Those Things", "Why Don't You Do Right?", "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", "Falling Leaves", "Milord", "By Myself", "Time Will Tell" - uncredited)
 1969 The Secret of Santa Vittoria (performer: "The Song of Santa Vittoria (Stay)")
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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:

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 »

Trivia:

A prolific recording artist on the RCA Victor label, his albums "Romantic Italian Songs" (his first US album,1962), and his 1965 Christmas Album, "The Heart of Christmas" were on Billboard's Top-40 album charts during their respective years. See more »

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