Frankie Valli Biography


Frankie Valli

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Birth Name: Frankie Valli
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Birth Sign: taurus
Age: 83 Years
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Frankie Valli, who once worked as a barber, is a renowned singer from United States. He is popular in the world for being the front-man of American rock and pop band, The Four Seasons. He is also famous for his high-pitched and falsetto singing style. Frankie Valli was born as Francis Stephen Castelluccio in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America to Anthony Castelluccio and Mary Rinaldi. He is an American and is of Italian descent.

In 1954, Frankie got married to Mary Mandel. She also had a daughter from her previous relationship. As a married couple, they have been parents twice. Though they were strongly bonded into this married life, this married life came to an end in 1971.

Later on, Frankie dated MaryAnn Hannigan as his girlfriend and they got married on 29th of June 1974. This married life lasted for nearly a decade and they got divorced on 25th of February 1982.

After that Frankie began his romantic love affairs with Randy Clohessy. They got married on 7th of July 1984. As a married couple, they have also been parents three times. It is said that they announced their separation in 2004.

When Frankie was seven years old, he induced his interest in singing. He became more interested in singing after seeing the young Frank Sinatra perform at the Paramount Theater. Initially, he didn't have enough money for this singing career and to support his musical career, he took the job of barber. He has been active in singing since 1951. He formed the band the Variety Trio in 1951 but this band disbanded in 1952. He and his fellow mate Tommy DeVito began performing at The Strand. He released his debut single, My Mother's Eyes in 1953. He formed the Variatones in 1954 with Tommy DeVito and it was later renamed to The Four Lovers and released the single, You're the Apple of My Eye. He is also active as an actor since 1985. He made his acting debut by starring the role of Frank Doss, an outfit Boss in the TV series, Miami Vice. In 1998, he appeared in the TV movie, Witness to the Mob. He has been earning lucrative amount of salary and his net worth is said to be around $60 million.

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Born in Newark, New Jersey

1934 3rd of May

Frankie Valli was born as Francis Stephen Castelluccio in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America to Anthony Castelluccio and Mary Rinaldi. He is an American and is of Italian descent. He is five feet and five inches tall.

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Released My Mother's Eyes

1953

He released his debut single, My Mother's Eyes in 1953. He formed the Variatones in 1954 with Tommy DeVito and it was later renamed to The Four Lovers and released the single, You're the Apple of My Eye.

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Married to Mary Mandel

1954

In 1954, Frankie got married to Mary Mandel. She also had a daughter from her previous relationship. As a married couple, they have been parents twice. Though they were strongly bonded into this married life, this married life came to an end in 1971

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Released Sherry

1962 of July

After being successful with the release of several songs, The Four Lovers renamed their band name to The 4 Seasons. They began recording several singles and then in August 1962, they released a hit single, Sherry.

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Released his solo single, You're Ready Now

1966

Frankie Valli, who once worked as a barber, is a renowned singer from United States. He is also a solo artist. In 1966, he released his solo single, You're Ready Now. It became massive hit upon its release.

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Married to MaryAnn Hannigan

1974 29th of June

Later on, Frankie dated MaryAnn Hannigan as his girlfriend and they got married on 29th of June 1974. This married life lasted for nearly a decade and they got divorced on 25th of February 1982. They didn't have any children from this married life.

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His stepdaughter Celia died

1980

He is the father of five children. In 1980, his stepdaughter Celia lost her life after she was killed in a car accident. He also lost his daughter to drugs after six months. One of his sons is also an actor.

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Married to Randy Clohessy

1984 7th of July

After that Frankie began his romantic love affairs with Randy Clohessy. They got married on 7th of July 1984. As a married couple, they have also been parents three times. It is said that they announced their separation in 2004.

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Began his acting career

1985

He has been active in acting since 1985. He made his acting debut by starring the role of Frank Doss, an outfit Boss in the TV series, Miami Vice. In 1998, he appeared in the TV movie, Witness to the Mob.

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Released an album, Hope and Glory

1992

Till now, American rock and pop band, The Four Seasons has released several successful singles; however, their album is limited. In 1992, they released an album Hope and Glory. Valli has also appeared in several Broadway musicals.

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Won NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award

2006

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also own several of them. In 2006, he was honored with NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award. He won this award at the foundation's Anniversary Gala.

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Received Ellis Island Medal of Honor

2012 of May

He is famous for his high-pitched and falsetto singing style. Besides his successful musical career, he has also been involved in several charitable works. In early 2012, he was honored with Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

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