Connie Francis

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Francis in her first television special, in 1961, ABC Television

Birth Name: Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 12, 1937

Ethnicity: Italian

Connie Francis is an American pop singer and actress. She was a top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Connie was born in an Italian neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Ida (Ferrara/Ferrari-di Vito) and George J. Franconero. She was also partly raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

She is said to have roots in San Giovanni di Gerace on her father’s side.

Connie’s paternal grandfather was named Frank/Francesco Franconero.

Connie’s paternal grandmother was named Marie/Maria Concetta/R. Papandrea/Papendrea.

Source: Genealogy of Connie Francis (focusing on her father’s side) –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    Some of her paternal ancestry is said to be from this town:

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