Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello- b/c I loved them as a little girl. :)

After growing up as a Mousketeer, Annette Funicello made a splash on the big screen, co-starring with Frankie Avalon in a series of popular beach party movies. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images

Frankie Avalon was born Francis Thomas Avallone on September 18, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  By the time he was 12, Avalon began making appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and, seven years later, he had risen to become a teen idol for young female teenagers in the 1950s. His most famous song was Venus, recorded on the Chancellor label.  Later in the 1960s, Avalon became known for his roles in the beach film genre--often starring with Annette Funicello.

Singer/actor Frankie Avalon, perhaps best known for the "Beach" movies of the was born Sept.

Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon

Annette Funicello Frankie Avalon - Loved going to the movie theatre in the summer to see their beach party movies.

My favorite Frankie Avalon: Just Ask Your Heart, Two Fools, I'll Wait For You, A Boy Without a Girl

Actor / Singer Frankie Avalon - songs include "Just Ask Your Heart"."A Boy Without a Girl" - films include - The Beach Movies with Annette Funicello

Frankie Avalon and Ann-Margaret

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Fabian, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell - 1961...just saw them in concert together 6/30/13!  Fab!

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▶ Frankie Avalon "Venus" - YouTube - Thanks for the memories  fresh faces, Dick Clark!

Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel (Full Video Edit by CorbiOnn) Label: Colpix Records 1961 Written: Pockriss, Duddy Producer, Arranged: Stu Phillips

Frankie Avalon and Kay Diebel, married since 1963

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Francis 'Frankie' Thomas Avallone (Beach Blanket Bingo) born in Philadelphia

1965 Beach Blanket Bingo Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon vintage 1960s movie poster by Christian Montone, via Flickr

1965 Beach Blanket Bingo Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. Beach Movies were the rage.