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Frankie Avalon is an American actor, singer, and former teen idol. He was born on September 18, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his hit singles "Venus" and "Why" and for his roles in the films Beach Party, Muscle Beach Party, and Bikini Beach. Avalon began his career as a singer in the 1950s, and released his first single, "De De Dinah", in 1958. He went on to have a successful career as a singer, releasing several hit singles and albums. He also starred in a number of films, including Beach Party, Muscle Beach Party, and Bikini Beach. Avalon has been married twice, first to Kathryn Diebel from 1960 to 1975, and then to Kaydie Karkos from 1976 to present. He has four children, two from each marriage. As of 2021, Frankie Avalon's net worth is estimated to be roughly $10 million.

Popular As Francis Thomas Avallone
Occupation soundtrack,actor,producer
Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 18 September 1940
Birthday 18 September
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality PA

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Frankie Avalon Height, Weight & Measurements

At 82 years old, Frankie Avalon height is 5' 8" (1.73 m) .

Physical Status
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Who Is Frankie Avalon's Wife?

His wife is Kathryn Diebel (m. 1963)

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Wife Kathryn Diebel (m. 1963)
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Children Frankie Avalon Jr., Tony Avalon, Kathryn Avalon, Nicolas Avalon, Carla Avalon, Dina Avalon, Joseph Avalon, Laura Avalon

Frankie Avalon Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Frankie Avalon worth at the age of 82 years old? Frankie Avalon’s income source is mostly from being a successful Soundtrack. He is from PA. We have estimated Frankie Avalon's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2023 Under Review
Net Worth in 2022 Pending
Salary in 2022 Under Review
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Source of Income Soundtrack

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In 1985 he began touring with fellow teen idols Rydell and Fabian in an oldies show called "The Golden Boys of Bandstand," which was a rousing success.


Due to the popularity of Grease (1978) and its soundtrack, he considers "Beauty School Dropout" to be his most popular song.


He sang the song "These Are The Good Times" in both the movie Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) and when he guest-starred in The Patty Duke Show (1963) in 1965.


He began to get somewhat bigger parts and had his first starring role in Drums of Africa (1963).

His movie career really took off, however, when he was paired with former Mousketeer Annette Funicello in Beach Party (1963) and its string of sequels. These films, with their combination of surfing, low comedy, dancing and "beach bunnies" in bikinis, struck a nerve with teenage audiences, were produced for peanuts and made a fortune. Avalon still recorded songs for Chancellor and other labels, but now he was far better known among younger audiences for his movies than for his records.


" However, as 1960 rolled around his career began to wane and his record sales dropped precipitously.

He soon began taking small parts in movies, most notably in John Wayne's The Alamo (1960).


In 1959, after two more big hits ("Ginger Bread" and "I'll Wait for You") he recorded the song he is probably best known for, the million-selling "Venus.


These records got him his first movie role, a small part in Jamboree! (1957) designed to promote "Teacher's Pet. " His next record was "DeDe Dinah", a song written by his managers (and one for which he had so little respect that he pinched his nose while recording it, resulting in its extremely nasal sound).


In 1954 he made two singles for "X" Records, an RCA Victor subsidiary. Both were instrumentals featuring Avalon playing his trumpet: "Trumpet Sorrento" and ""Trumpet Tarantella. " He eventually landed a recording contract with Philadelphia's Chancellor Records, and he recorded "Cupid" and "Teacher's Pet".


In 1952 he was performing at a private party held for singer Al Martino. A talent scout who was also at the party was impressed enough by Avalon to get him an appearance on Jackie Gleason's TV show, which led to more television appearances.

After an appearance on Dick Clark's teen dance show American Bandstand (1952), sales of the record zoomed and it eventually sold more than a million copies.


In 1951, at age 12, he was in a band called Rocco and the Saints, which included another soon-to-be famous teen singer, Bobby Rydell.


One of a spate of teen idols to come out of Philadelphia in the 1950s and 1960s, Frankie Avalon--unlike many of the others--actually had a musical background, having been taught to play the trumpet at a very young age by his father. As a youth Avalon performed in local clubs and theaters. He won a local TV talent contest playing a trumpet solo.


Mother, Mary Avallone was born July 3, 1916; father, Nicholas Avallone was born April 27, 1913. Sister, Theresa Avallone.