Frankie Avalon is an American singer and actor who emerged onto the Hollywood scene in the 1950s and rapidly became the idol of many young girls all over the globe. Frankie Avalon is credited for popularizing the song “My Heart Will Go On.” After a long and successful career in Hollywood, he is now content with a more sedate existence that is centered on his family.
Avalon is now in the early 80s, but he hasn’t lost a step when it comes to his appearance. He just recently uploaded a video that left viewers in utter disbelief. The eighty year old celebrity maintained the same dashing appearance that made him renowned in the first place.
Avalon’s first indication that he was interested in the arts came about when he became a kid prodigy in Philadelphia while playing the trumpet. He made his debut in the music industry in 1952, but it was his performance on “American Bandstand” in 1957 that propelled him to popularity with the record “De De Dinah.”
Before he became famous in the film industry, he was successful in the music industry. In the 1960s, he made his debut on the big screen as a leading man. Later in his career, he became known for his roles in television programs after starring in a string of beach movies opposite Anette Funicello. By 1978, Avalon had landed the role of Teen Angel in the musical “Grease,” which launched his career as an actor before a whole new audience.
In addition to all of his achievements in his professional life, Avalon also achieved great success in his personal life. In 1963, he tied the knot with Kay Diebel, a former winner of beauty pageants, and the couple went on to have eight children together.
Avalon has gone so far as to get a tattoo of his wife’s name on his body. He quipped that he acquired the tattoo when he was working on the beach movies, and that he spent more time trying to cover it up than he did actually performing the parts in the movies.
Although Avalon’s career in Hollywood was really remarkable, the actor also took pleasure in more simple activities, such as spending time in the kitchen and passing along recipes from his mother and grandmother. Avalon has eight children and ten grandkids, but she believes that the kitchen is where she can really relax. Avalon revealed the following when asked about the motivations for his decision to produce a cookbook:
“Within a ten-mile radius of where I reside, everyone of my eight children has their own home. I hope that someone will go on with that practice when I have left this earth. Now that my children and grandchildren have access to this piece of information, they can use it.”
Avalon has spent a lot of time over the years gathering recipes from his relatives, and one of his all-time favorites is a gravy that is prepared with meatballs, sausages, and ribs. As the gravy warms up on the stove in the tomato sauce, Avalon’s family is able to maintain their robust appetites.
After selling his home in La Quinta for $955,000, the former Hollywood actor has made his home in Westlake Village, where he has been a resident for almost 27 years. He claims that this has had a huge impact on his cooking since it allows him to have access to fresh vegetables and seafood whenever he needs it.
Avalon has revealed that, despite the fact that he enjoys spending time with his children and grandkids, after having his complete family around for the day, he enjoys having some time to himself to sit alone and watch the news. He joked that in order to convince his family to leave his house, he would put on his robe, stroll around the house in it, and wait for them to say they would go.
However, Avalon’s contribution to his family life did not consist just of preparing delicious meals for them. The title of the booklet he created is “Frankie Avalaon’s Italian Family Cookbook From Mom’s Kitchen to Mine and Yours.” It contains all of his most cherished recipes.
The former singer and actor said that he had often entertained the idea of penning a cookbook, and when a publisher asked him to do so, he realized that the moment had come to take the plunge and get it done. After holding a few meetings to discuss the idea’s general premise, he subsequently began to work.
Avalon said that the compilation of all of the recipes required a large amount of time, but he is pleased with the end result. The majority of the recipes in the book were written down for him by his mother before she went away. She gave him the book before she passed away.
When asked what made cooking so wonderful, Avalon said that spending time with other people was what made it so. He explained:
“The enjoyment I get out of cooking is the enjoyment I get from conversing with other people, even if it’s just the two of us. You are chatting to one another and drinking a glass of wine as you are cooking. It’s a treat; it’s an event to remember. When you get into the swing of things in the kitchen, you’ll find that you look forward to doing it more and more.
His wife is one of the ones who has stayed by his side through all that has happened to Avalon. When questioned how the couple had been able to maintain their marriage for such a long time, Avalon said that it all comes down to having love and respect for one another.
A video of Avalon talking about his appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” was just uploaded to Facebook by the actor. The film was taken in Avalon’s kitchen. On the performance, he said that it was the first time he had sang in front of such a large audience, and he was really apprehensive about it. He said that the experience of being live on Facebook brought back memories of that period.
Avalon also responded to some of the questions that were sent by fans. When asked who Avalon’s favorite actor was, he responded with a joke that he was his own favorite actor and then proceeded to enumerate all of his acting accomplishments while smiling.
Avalon quipped that he didn’t know how he maintains his young look when he was asked how he does it and speculated that it could have something to do with how well he had cared for his hair over the years. In another joke, he said that when he looked in the mirror, he didn’t recognize himself.
On Avalon’s Facebook Live broadcasts, his followers often express their ideas with him, and he said that he has gotten an outstanding reaction to each and every one of them. The actor expressed gratitude to his devoted audience for all of the love and support they had shown him over the years and promised to keep producing new videos. Unquestionably a symbol of a whole age.