I just remembered songs my grandmother taught me, and songs that I learned for the recordings. But, then I learned to speak Italian. When I was there, I hired a professor who stayed with me 24 hours a day. She wouldn’t let me speak a word of English.
I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion, which I hated. I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would have written more songs of my own, but I didn't.
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|Birth:||12th December, 1938|
Connie Francis was born in Newark, New Jersey. She is an American actress and pop singer of Italian heritage and the top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Despite several severe interruptions in her career, she is still active as a recording and performing artist. She appeared on NBC's variety show Startime Kids between 1953 and 1955. In 1995, Francis recorded The Return Concert, a live album which was released on Legacy Recordings. In 2010, she also appeared at the Las Vegas Hilton with Dionne Warwick, a show billed as "Eric Floyd's Grand Divas of Stage".
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