Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli married his first wife, Mary Mandel, in 1954, and she had a small daughter Celia from a previous marriage.

Francesco Stephen Castelluccio, best known as Frankie Valli, is an American singer who rose to prominence as the frontman of the Four Seasons beginning in 1960. Frankie Valli is well-known for his exceptionally strong lead falsetto voice.

Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality

Frankie Valli was born on May 3, 1934, in New Jersey to an Italian family. His age is 88 years. Anthony Castelluccio, his father, was a barber, and Mary Rinaldi, his mother, was a housewife who also worked for a beer firm. Frankie was the youngest of three brothers and sisters.

From an early age, he enjoyed singing, and his mother fostered his musical ambitions. She once took him to watch Frank Sinatra perform live, and as a result, little Frankie chose to pursue singing as a vocation. As a child, he was tutored by singer “Texas” Jean Valli.

Education Details

We don’t have any information on the names of the educational institutions he attended.

Quick Facts About Frankie Valli

Birth name Francesco Stephen Castelluccio
Also known as Frankie Valley
Born May 3, 1934 (age 88)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Rock
  • pop
  • disco
  • white soul
  • Singer
  • actor
Instrument(s) Vocals

Frankie Valli: Career, Net Worth 2023

During the early stages of his career, he performed in several variety acts. In 1951, he joined the Variety Trio, which included Nickie DeVito, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Macioci. The three had heard Valli sing and invited him to join them on stage. The Variety Trio broke up in late 1952, but Valli maintained contact with Tommy DeVito and Nick Macioci (later renamed Nick Massi), with whom he continued to play throughout the years.

  • The Four Seasons were formed in 1960, with Frankie Valli as lead vocalist, Tommy DeVito on lead guitar and baritone vocals, Nick Massi on electric bass and bass vocals, and Bob Gaudio on keyboards and tenor vocals.
  • In 1962, the group issued their debut album, “Sherry & 11 Others.” The album included the No. 1 single ‘Sherry,’ as well as other successful songs such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ ‘Walk Like a Man,’ ‘Candy Girl,’ and ‘Ain’t That a Shame’. The record was a huge success, launching the careers of the band members.
  • They were invited to perform their famous song ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ on the television show ‘American Bandstand’ in 1962. The same year, they produced ‘The 4 Seasons Greetings,’ a Christmas CD that included a unique rendition of ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,’ as well as other Christmas-themed songs.
  • Between 1965 and 1967, The Four Seasons recorded songs under the name The Wonder Who? Valli’s falsetto voice was often quieter on the recordings under this moniker.
  • During the 1960s, The Four Seasons rose to prominence as one of the country’s most popular musical performers. ‘Let’s Hang On!’, ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right’ (as The Wonder Who? ), ‘Working My Way Back to You’, ‘Opus 17 (Don’t You Worry ’bout Me)’, and ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ were some of their biggest singles.
  • However, by the late 1960s, the group’s popularity had begun to wane, and they were unable to recover from their early triumph. Frankie Valli had begun performing as a solo performer by this point. His solo single ‘My Eyes Adored You’ became a smash hit in 1974, reigniting interest in The Four Seasons’ music.
  • The Four Seasons 1975 album ‘Who Loves You’ was a huge success, with the title tune reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles list. ‘December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)’, another of the album’s hits, lasted six months on the charts and became the group’s all-time best-selling single.
  • The ensemble only recorded intermittently in the 1980s and later, although remaining successful as a touring band.
  • Frankie Valli played gangster Rusty Millio on HBO’s ‘The Sopranos,’ He also had a surprise guest appearance (as himself) on ‘Full House’ during Season eight.

His net worth is believed to be 80 million dollars.

Relationship Status of Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli married his first wife, Mary Mandel, in 1954, and she had a small daughter Celia from a previous marriage. Valli adopted Celia and had two additional daughters with his first wife, Antonia, and Francine. The couple divorced in 1971. From 1974 to 1982, Valli married his second wife, Mary Ann Hannigan. He married his third wife, Randy Clohessy, two years later, and they had three kids together: Francesco and twins Emilio and Brando. He was married to his third wife for 22 years until divorcing her in 2004.

Valli has gone through several personal challenges throughout the years. He discovered he was losing his hearing due to otosclerosis, a hardening of the bone in the middle ear, in 1967. He was deaf until a procedure in 1980 restored the majority of his hearing. He also lost his daughter Celia in an accident that year, followed six months later by the death of his youngest daughter Francine from a heroin overdose.

Valli has continued to tour with various incarnations of The Four Seasons and dabbled in acting, including a cameo on the TV show The Sopranos.

The narrative of Valli and The Four Seasons was brought to Broadway in 2005 in the highly acclaimed musical Jersey Boys, which featured music by Gaudio. The musical received four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has toured extensively across the world. It was also converted into a Clint Eastwood film in 2014.

Body Measurement – Height, Weight

Frankie Valli is 5 feet 4 inches tall, according to her body measurements. He also weighs roughly 70 kg.

FAQs of Frankie Valli

What is the net worth of Frankie Valli?

His net worth is 80 million dollars.

What is the height of Frankie Valli?

His height is 5 feet 4 inches.

What is the age of Frankie Valli?

His age is 88 years as of 2023.

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