Connie Francis & Bobby Darin

Connie Francis and Bobby Darin
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Connie Francis and Bobby Darin  

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Connie Francis and Bobby Darin dated from 1957 to 1958.

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Connie Francis is a 81 year old American Singer. Born Concetta Rosemarie Franconero on 12th December, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey, she is famous for Where the Boys Are. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

American Actor Bobby Darin was born Walden Robert Cassotto on 14th May, 1936 in Bronx, New York, USA and passed away on 20th Dec 1973 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 37. He is most remembered for Mack The Knife. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

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Relationship Statistics

StatusDurationLength
Dating1957 - 1958 1 year
Total 1957 - 1958 1 year


Connie and Bobby were dating early on in her career, which her father didn`t like. When Bobby suggested they elope, Connie`s father chased him down with a shot gun. To this day, Connie believes that not marrying Bobby was the biggest mistake of her life.
Relationship with Bobby Darin
Early in her career, Francis was introduced to Bobby Darin, then an up-and-coming singer and songwriter. Darin's manager arranged for him to help write several songs for her. Despite some disagreement about material, after several weeks Darin and Francis developed a romantic relationship. Francis' strict Italian father would separate the couple whenever possible. When her father learned that Darin had suggested the two elope after one of her shows, he ran Darin out of the building at gunpoint, telling him never to see his daughter again.
Francis saw Darin only two more times: once when the two were scheduled to sing together for a television show, and again when she was spotlighted on the TV series This Is Your Life. By the time of the latter's taping, Darin had married actress Sandra Dee. In her autobiography, Francis stated she and her father were driving into the Lincoln Tunnel when the radio DJ announced Dee and Darin's marriage. Her father made a negative comment about Darin finally being out of their lives. Angered, Francis wrote she hoped the Hudson River would fill the Lincoln Tunnel, killing both her and her father; she later wrote that not marrying Darin was the biggest mistake of her life.
Other sources dispute the nature of the relationship. Writer Sharon Rosenthal reported in Us Weekly that "many now believe Connie wildly exaggerated her relationship with the late singer." "Their 'great romance' is a myth she's perpetuated all her life," press agent Dick Gershe told Rosenthal. According to Frankie Avalon in the same article, "Connie was on the scene, but Bobby's girl at the time was another singer named Jo Ann Campbell."

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Relationship Timeline

1958 - Breakup

1957 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Name
Connie Francis
Bobby Darin
Connie Francis
Bobby Darin
Age (at start of relationship)
18
20
Height
Female
5' 1½" (156 cm)
Male
5' 9" (175 cm)
Zodiac
Sagittarius
Taurus
Occupation
Singer
Actor
Hair Color
Black
Brown - Dark
Nationality
American
American
Religion
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic

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