Frankie Randall (singer)

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Frankie Randall
Frankie Randall
Randall in 1966
Born
Franklin Joseph Lisbona

(1938-01-11)January 11, 1938
DiedDecember 28, 2014(2014-12-28) (aged 76)
Occupations
  • Singer
  • pianist
Children5

Frankie Randall (born Franklin Joseph Lisbona; January 11, 1938 – December 28, 2014) was an American singer and pianist.

Career[edit]

In 1964, Randall starred in Wild on the Beach and appeared in The Day of the Wolves (1971). 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]

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.

Accolades[edit]

In 2001, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to Randall .[3]

Inducted into the Las Vegas Casino Legends Hall of Fame in October 2002.[4]

Presented the Amadeus Award by the Desert Symphony on January 11, 2013.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Randall was born Franklin Joseph Lisbona in Passaic, New Jersey on January 11, 1938.

Randall had five children.[6][3][7]

On December 28, 2014, Randall died of lung cancer in Indio, California at the age of 76.[7]

Discography[edit]

  • Relax'n With Chico Randall (Roulette, 1960)
  • Frankie Randall Sings & Swings (RCA Victor, 1964)
  • Frankie Randall At It Again! (RCA Victor, 1965)
  • Going The Frankie Randall Way! (RCA Victor, 1966)
  • I Remember You (RCA Victor, 1966)
  • The Mods & The Pops (RCA Victor, 1968)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes, Mike (December 31, 2014). "Frankie Randall, Singer, Actor and Sinatra Pal, Dies at 76". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ Fessler, Bruce (December 29, 2014). "Valley celebrity deaths included staples of KWXY". The Desert Sun.
  3. ^ a b "Frankie Randall's Obituary on The Desert Sun". The Desert Sun. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "HONORED MEMBERS". casinolegendshalloffame.com.
  5. ^ "BH Courier 01-18-13 E-edition" – via Issuu.
  6. ^ "Palm Desert natives perform at Do Lab". The Desert Sun. April 17, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Colker, David (January 1, 2015). "Rat Pack singer Frankie Randall, Sinatra's house pianist, dies at 76". Los Angeles Times.

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