Frankie Randall (singer)

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Frankie Randall
Frankie Randall
Randall in 1966
Born Franklin Joseph Lisbona
(1938-01-11)January 11, 1938
Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.
Died December 28, 2014(2014-12-28) (aged 76)
Indio, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Lung cancer
Nationality American
Other names
  • Franklin Joseph Lisbona
  • Frank Joseph Lisbona
  • Franklin Joseph Lisbonna
  • Frank Joseph Lisbonna
  • Franklin Joe Lisbona
  • Frank Joe Lisbona
  • Franklin Joe Lisbonna
  • Frank Joe Lisbonna
Occupation Singer, dancer, songwriter, vocalist, actor, comedian
Years active ?-2014
Partner(s) Melinda Read
Website
www.frankierandall.com

Frankie Randall (born Franklin Joseph "Frank" Lisbona; January 11, 1938 – December 28, 2014) was an American singer, dancer, songwriter, vocalist, actor, and comedian. His acting credits include The Dean Martin Summer Show and Day of the Wolves.

Biography[edit]

Randall was born Franklin Joseph Lisbona in Passaic, New Jersey on January 11, 1938. In 1964, he starred in Wild on the Beach. He also appeared many times on the Dean Martin TV show, and hosted the summer version of the show when Martin was not available.[1] He released dozens of RCA singles and albums from the 1960s onwards. After starting out in pop music, Randall, a piano-player, began performing material from The Great American Songbook.[2]

Starting in 2008, Randall hosted the The Music Of Your Life, a syndicated radio show.

His version of the song "I Can See for Miles" by The Who is included in Rhino Records' album Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing Off.

On December 28, 2014, Randall died of lung cancer in Indio, California at the age of 76.[3]

Accolades[edit]

In 2001, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.[4]

Selected discography[edit]

  • Sings & Swings (RCA Victor, 1965)
  • Going the Frankie Randall Way! (RCA Victor, 1966)
  • The Mods and the Pops (RCA Victor, 1968)

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