Down 3,432 this week

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 »

Get Streaming for the Holidays

Revisit cherished classics and discover new titles. We're serving up what you need to stay warm and full of cheer all season long.

Visit our Holiday Streaming section

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 126 people
created 15 Apr 2013
a list of 43 people
created 12 Aug 2013
a list of 47 people
created 26 Jan 2014
a list of 61 people
created 11 Mar 2014
a list of 31 people
created 7 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Frankie Laine's work have you seen?

User Polls

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

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Music department (6 credits)
 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)
 1951 Thunder in the East (band: vocals - uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn (singing voice: "fatso" - uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (49 credits)
Show Show Actor (14 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (46 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: He and Salvatore Baccaloni starred as restaurant owners in an unsold comedy series pilot called "Tosti and Son". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Alternate Names:

Francesco Paolo Lo Vecchio

Did You Know?

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 »


A businessman as well as a singer, Laine owned the Frankie Laine Rambler auto dealership in the Los Angeles Area in the 1960s. Rambler was a model manufactured by Nash Motors, which eventually changed its name to American Motors Corporation, now defunct. See more »


Old Man Jazz See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sunny Side of the Street mfast35302
why is it? brit91891
The Kid From Brooklyn (1946) david-879
Discuss Frankie Laine on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page