Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy.
Another 3 wins.
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(TV Series) (singer - 17 episodes)
(TV Series) (singer - 217 episodes)
"I Believe" / "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" (Amos Records)
2 Biographical Movies |
1 Print Biography |
3 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
Francesco Paolo Lo Vecchio
Did You Know?
In my leaner days I failed many an audition because, I was told, I sounded "too black" . . . I'm certain the confusion was the direct result of the music that influenced me while I was developing my style. I guess I became the first of the so-called blue-eyed soul singers.
When Mel Brooks
advertised in the show business trade papers for a "Frankie Laine-type" voice to sing the title song for Blazing Saddles
(1974), he expected a good imitation of the real Laine. Instead, Laine himself showed at Brooks' office two days later, ready to do the job. He got the job and sang the Oscar-nominated title song again at the Academy Awards the following year.