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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)

Filmography

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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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Other Works:

Album: "Do I Hear a Waltz?". 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On the fear of dying: I died once in a night club. It was my first night club date. I'm 39, quite successful, make quite a lot of money, happy. When Will I be in a better shape to face it? See more »

Trivia:

Sergio's 1962 release "Romantic Italian Songs" reached The Billboard Top 200 (167th) 36 years later in 1998 when it was re-issued as a CD. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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