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Dana Valery

Dana, the youngest of three children, was born outside of Milan, Italy in late 1943. The family emigrated to Johannesburg,South Africa in 1952. By the age of sixteen, Dana was a rising star in music and theater, and won the CBS recording award as the "Best Female Singer of 1964." She was one of the original cast members touring South Africa and ... See full bio »

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Africa Shakes
Africa Shakes Herself
Tattletales Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself / Herself - Guest
The David Frost Show
The David Frost Show Herself / Herself - Guest


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 1978 Coach (performer: "My Life's a Sing-a-long")
 1966 Africa Shakes (performer: "Town Of Lonely Hearts")
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Tim & Dana | Dana Velery

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While her brother, Sergio Franchi, did the Volare commercials, Dana made a singing commercial in 1976 for Dr. Pepper. See more »

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