Frank Fontaine

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... read moreBorn April 19, 1920, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Frank Fontaine enjoyed a successful career as both an actor and singer. Born to parents who were circus performers (his father was a "strong man" and his mother a trapeze artist), Fontaine began acting on TV programs in the late '40s before landing...

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Frank Fontaine
After You've Gone
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Have You Ever Been Lonely
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When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New
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Are You Lonesome Tonight
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In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
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Biography

Active: 1940s-1970s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Born April 19, 1920, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Frank Fontaine enjoyed a successful career as both an actor and singer. Born to parents who were circus performers (his father was a "strong man" and his mother a trapeze artist), Fontaine began acting on TV programs in the late '40s before landing his best-known role as the character Crazy Guggenheim on the TV series Jackie Gleason & His American Scene Magazine (which ran from 1962 through 1966). On the show, Fontaine's singing would often be showcased, which led to the release of several albums, including Songs I Sing on the Jackie Gleason Show, which hit number one on the Billboard Top LPs: Monaural chart for five weeks in 1963. Fontaine died from a heart attack on August 4, 1978, in Spokane, Washington. ~ Greg Prato~ Rovi

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