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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 »

Known For

Raging Bull
Raging Bull Soundtrack
(1980)
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles Soundtrack
(1974)
Chopper
Chopper Soundtrack
(2000)
Hollywoodland
Hollywoodland Soundtrack
(2006)

Filmography

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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)
 1955 The Adventures of Champion (TV Series) (vocalist - 4 episodes)
- Lost River (1955) ... (vocalist: theme song - uncredited)
- The Medicine Man Mystery (1955) ... (vocalist: theme song - uncredited)
- Salted Ground (1955) ... (vocalist: theme song - uncredited)
- Crossroad Trail (1955) ... (vocalist: theme song - uncredited)
 1951 Thunder in the East (band: vocals - uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn (singing voice: "fatso" - uncredited)
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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 »

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Alternate Names:

Francesco Paolo Lo Vecchio
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Personal Quote:

[(from an interview for the book "Off the Record: An Oral History of Popular Music"] . . . if I had it to do over again, there is one thing I would change. I would make it [success] happen maybe ten years sooner. Ten years is a good stretch of scuffling. But I scuffled for 17 years before it happened and 17 is a bit much. See more »

Trivia:

A businessman as well as a singer, Laine owned the Frankie Laine Rambler auto dealership in the Los AngelesaArea in the 1960s. Rambler was a model manufactured by Nash Motors, which eventually changed its name to American Motors Corporation, and manufactured the Gremlin, the Pacer and the Javelin. The company went out of business in 1988. See more »

Nickname:

Mr. Rhythm See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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