Connie Francis

1937 (some sources say 1938)-

Pop singer and chart topping vocalist.

Connie was born Concetta Franconero in the Ironbound section of Newark. The family briefly lived in Brooklyn before moving to NJ. She attended Bergen Street School and then Arts High for two years and graduated from Belleville High, after which she appeared in local nightclubs and lounges before breaking into stardom.


Cummings, Charles. The diva Madame Jeritza, Fannie Brice and Connie Francis were shining stars. Mar 16, 1998

Francis, Connie. Who’s Sorry Now?