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Halli’s Comments

Gallery 22 Hosts Singing                                                         of Dallas police officer                                 	 Regarding Dick Clark playing “Who’s Sorry Now” on
                                                                                 J. D. Tippitt who had                                    American Bandstand in 1952, Connie said “Without Dick Clark
Sensation Connie Francis                                                         been shot and killed by                                  who played the record until it sold a million copies, I wouldn’t
                                                                                 alleged Kennedy assassin                                 have stayed in show business. I was ready to go back to school
By Halli Moore                                                                   Lee Harvey Oswald. In                                    and study medicine.”
                                                                                 1967 she was voted best                                  	 When Irving Berlin found out she was going to record God
	 Connie Francis, singer,                                                        Female Singer in Las                                     Bless America he had a fit. He called her a teenybopper who
composer, actress entertainer                                                    Vegas.                                                   would probably “louse up my beautiful God Bless America and
and publisher was a guest at                                                     	 Connie earned her                                      I’ll have a stroke.” When the record made the top ten in Variety,
Yaacov Heller’s Gallery 22 in                                                    first million dollars in                                 Berlin called his manager and said, “Do you think she can do
Royal Palm Place, Sunday May                                                     1958, topped the polls for                               God BlessAmerica on Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall?” (1948)
20th. Connie’s latest endeavor                                                   Favorite Female Singer                                   	 Connie’s life has had many ups and downs; mostly ups!!!
is a book written with all the                                                   and received 5,000 fan                                   She is still beautiful and has written a book called, Among My
honesty about her career, her                                                    letters a week.                                          Souvenirs, which explores her life from the very beginning as a
marriages and about the many                                                     	 No one knows she                                       super star to the world!!!!
things written about her that                                                    received a scholarship to
were true and untrue.                                                            New York University to Yaacov & Sue Heller with Connie   Halli Moore is a resident of The Palms. 
	 At age 11 she appeared on                                                      study medicine after high Francis
Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts                                                   school, but as history has                                Dear Boca Pointe Residents
as a singer and accordionist.                                                    recorded she chose show biz.
Quite a thrill for such a young                                                                                                             	 Please help us by taking part in this special
girl. She has toured the U.S.,                                                   Painting by Yaacov                                         recycling program. Henceforth, flatten all boxes
Australia, New Zealand, South                                                                                                               before placing them in your yellow recycling
Africa and Europe, owned                                                                                                                    container (you can just step on them). This
publishing companies and has                                                                                                                includes:
made a great many all-time                                                                                                                  	 • corrugated boxes	 • frozen food boxes
favorites.                                                                                                                                  	 • cereal boxes 	 • all paper boxes
	 There was a time she had                                                                                                                  	 • tissue boxes
her own television show and                                                                                                                 	 We know this will make recycling more
has performed in nightclubs                                                                                                                 efficient and save us dollars over time.
and in concert; joining ASCAP Connie’s Book                                                                                                 	 Thank you for joining in on this effort.
in 1959. Her most popular song                                                                                                              Questions? Call 392-5974. 
compositions include “Senza Mama” and “Italian Lullaby.”
	 Perry Como invited her to sing “Mama” on his show in                           Attention Owners, Tenants and Realtors
1948, which received such a positive response that she released
several records in Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese and several                	 Adding guests to your access list? Please read the     	 These are the only acceptable methods for access
other languages. She had been compared as being the new Judy                     following!                                               control. Please do not email access lists, emailed lists
Garland. Ed Sullivan invited her to appear on his show a total                                                                            will not be processed.
of 26 times. When her first hit “Who’s Sorry Now” first aired on                 	 The Boca Pointe Community Association offers the       	 If you have any questions regarding access methods
American Bandstand, Dick Clark said, “There’s no doubt about                     following methods to add guests to your visitors’ list.  please see the bocapointe.com website or call the Boca
it. This girl is headed straight                                                 	 1. Online, using the gate access.net website, or with  Pointe Community Association office at (561) 395-7551
for the #1 spot.”                                                                ABDI’s gate access cell phone app.                       for more information.
	 During the making of her                                                       	 2. Through a call to BPCA Access Control operator at
third film Looking for Love,                                                     (561) 395-3392.                                          	 Boca Pointe Community Association, Office: (561)
the news of President John                                                       	 3. Via the automated Voice Mail Access Control phone   395-7551, Fax: (561) 395-5936 n
F. Kennedy’s assassination                                                       system, (561) 395-3369.
reached her on the set of
MGM studios. In his honor
she recorded “In The Summer
of His Years” and had it
packaged in a conservative
gold sleeve with no photos.
All proceeds from the song Bootsie Langan & Connie
were donated to the family Francis

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