Everyone must be quite intrigued to know about the Teen idol, Frankie Avalon who is famous for singing the hit song ‘Venus’ and starring in the popular movie series Beach Party.
After being featured in numerous movies and television, Avalon was quite out of business for some time. What has the once teen superstar been doing now-a-days?
It is well known that Avalon had once turned to marketing his own line of health and cosmetic aids products, known as Frankie Avalon Products, which he used to promote on the Home Shopping Network.
Few months back in October 2015, Avalon published his cookbook with a collection of over 80 recipes, Frankie Avalon’s Italian Family Cookbook: From Mom’s Kitchen to Mine and Yours.
Recently, Frankie has launched his food company which specializes in prepared Italian food products.
It seems that the actor known as the America’s first teen idol has been pursuing his passion for food now at the age of 75.
Frankie Avalon broke into the entertainment industry playing his trumpet on The Jackie Gleason Show when he was just 11 years old. He played backup trumpet in a local band, Rocco and the Saints in his teenage years.
Frankie is one of the iconic figures in the American films industry. He is best remembered for his coupling with actress Annette Funicello in the summer movie series Beach Party in the mid-1960s and 1980s.
Actor Avalon has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows. He has starred in movies including Guns of the Timberland, The Alamo, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Grease, and Blood Song. He has also appeared in several episodes of TV shows as The Bing Crosby Show, The Patty Duke Show and Combat!
Avalon had embarked on a 50-city tour with Fabiano Forte and Bobby Rydell who are known as “The Golden Boys of Bandstand” in 1985. Their tour was broadcasted as a segment of On Stage at Wolf Trap by PBS in the following year.
One of his recent appearances on television was on the hit TV show American Idol in April 2009 where he sang one of his most famous songs, ‘Venus’.
Former teen idol, Frankie Avalon had married former beauty pageant winner, Kathryn Diebel on January 19, 1963. He has been married to his wife for over half a century and their relationship is still going strong.
The couple has eight children together, Frankie Jr., Tony, Dina, Laura, Joseph, Nicolas, Kathryn, and Carla. His two elder sons Frankie and Tony are musicians and play with their father on tour. The couple is grandparents to their 10 grandchildren.
As of today, American actor and singer, Frankie Avalon has an estimated net worth of $30 million.