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Frankie Laine (1913–2007)


Singer, composer and author Frankie Laine was born March 30, 1913 in Chicago. His real name was Francesco Paulo LoVecchio and he lived in Chicago's Little Italy. Frankie was the oldest of eight children born to Sicilian immigrants John and Anna Lo Vecchio, who had come from Monreale, Sicily near Palermo. His father first worked as a water-boy for ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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 1979-1981 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series) (singer - 38 episodes)
- Keep on Buckin' (1981) ... (singer: theme song)
- The Roller Disco Karate Kaper (1981) ... (singer: theme song)
- Lobo and the Pirates (1981) ... (singer: theme song)
- What're Girls Like You Doing in a Bank Like This? (1981) ... (singer: theme song)
- The Cowboy Connection (1981) ... (singer: theme song)
 1967 Rango (TV Series) (singer - 17 episodes)
- The Rustlers (1967) ... (singer: theme song)
- You Can't Scalp a Bald Indian (1967) ... (singer: theme song)
- If You Can't Take It with You, Don't Go (1967) ... (singer: theme song)
- In a Little Mexican Town (1967) ... (singer: theme song)
- Shootout at Mesa Flats (1967) ... (singer: theme song)
 1959-1965 Rawhide (TV Series) (singer - 217 episodes)
- Crossing at White Feather (1965) ... (singer: theme music)
- The Testing Post (1965) ... (singer: theme music)
- Brush War at Buford (1965) ... (singer: theme music)
- Duel at Daybreak (1965) ... (singer: theme music)
- The Pursuit (1965) ... (singer: theme music)
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series) (singer - 4 episodes)
- New Savannah (1961) ... (singer: theme music)
- The Diehards (1961) ... (singer: theme music)
- Zone (1961) ... (singer: theme music)
- The Buried People (1961) ... (singer: theme music)
 1952 Thunder in the East (band: vocals - uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn (singing voice: "fatso" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Single: "I Believe" / "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" (Amos Records) See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Francesco Paolo Lo Vecchio
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Personal Quote:

[in a 1987 interview] When people nowadays say that [Elvis Presley] was the first white guy to sound black, I have to shake my head; what can you do? At the time of "That's My Desire", they were saying that I was the only white guy around who sounded black. See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

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Old Leather Lungs See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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