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Frankie Yankovic (1915–1998)

Frankie Yankovic was born on July 28, 1915 in Davis, West Virginia, USA. He died on October 14, 1998 in New Port Richey, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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 2014-2015 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- All-Star Batman and Robin #9 (2015) ... ("Polka Face")
- Sinnamon #1 (2014) ... ("Polka Face")
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Eat a Peach (2005) ... ("In Heaven There is No Beer - Rockit")
 2000 Happy Accidents (performer: "I Wanna Call You Sweetheart" - as Frank Yankovic)
 1993 Grumpy Old Men (writer: "Cafe Polka")
 1993 Super Mario Bros. (performer: "SOMEWHERE MY LOVE")
 1993 Groundhog Day (performer: "Pennsylvania Polka")
 1990 Men Don't Leave (writer: "CAFE POLKA" - as Frank Yankovic)
 1950 Jerry Gray and the Band of Today (Short) (performer: "Acapulco Polka")
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 1969 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.61 (1969) ... Himself (as Frank Yankovic)
 1957 The Big Record (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1957) ... Himself
 1951 The Kate Smith Evening Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1951) ... Himself
 1951 Wonderful Town, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1951) ... Himself
 1950 Jerry Gray and the Band of Today (Short)
Himself (as Frank Yankovic and His Yanks)
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 2010 Frank Yankovic: America's Polka King (Video documentary)

Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Polka Party" (BSP) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frank Yankovic | Frank Yankovic and His Yanks

Did You Know?


He served in World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he recorded a country song, "Just Because", in polka style, and sold a million copies. He invited other, more skilled accordionists to join his band, "Frankie Yankovic and the Yanks". In 1948, the Yanks played for an audience of 8,000 people in Milwaukee, and Frankie became known as America's Polka King. See more »

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