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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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Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day Soundtrack
Grumpy Old Men
Grumpy Old Men Soundtrack
Super Mario Bros.
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Happy Accidents
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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)
 1964 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #3.97 (1964) ... Himself - Guest
 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)

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Other Works:

CD: "Polka Party" (BSP) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frank Yankovic | Frank Yankovic and His Yanks

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By the 1990s, polka music had plummeted in popularity, yet Yankovic was still playing up to 200 shows a year. He was very charismatic, and his personality connected well with his audiences. See more »

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