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      Halli’s Comments

      Gallery 22 Hosts Singing                           of Dallas police officer                            American Bandstand in 1952, Connie said “Without Dick Clark
                                                                                                              Regarding Dick Clark playing “Who’s Sorry Now” on
                                                         J. D. Tippitt who had
      Sensation Connie Francis                           been shot and killed by                           who played the record until it sold a million copies, I wouldn’t
                                                         alleged Kennedy assassin                          have stayed in show business. I was ready to go back to school
      By Halli Moore                                     Lee Harvey Oswald. In                             and study medicine.”
                                                         1967 she was voted best                              When Irving Berlin found out she was going to record God
         Connie Francis, singer,                         Female Singer in Las                              Bless America he had a fit. He called her a teenybopper who
      composer, actress entertainer                      Vegas.                                            would probably “louse up my beautiful God Bless America and
      and publisher was a guest at                          Connie earned her                              I’ll have a stroke.” When the record made the top ten in Variety,
      Yaacov Heller’s Gallery 22 in                      first million dollars in                          Berlin called his manager and said, “Do you think she can do
      Royal Palm Place, Sunday May                       1958, topped the polls for                        God Bless America on Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall?” (1948)
      20th. Connie’s latest endeavor                     Favorite Female Singer                               Connie’s life has had many ups and downs; mostly ups!!!
      is a book written with all the                     and received 5,000 fan                            She is still beautiful and has written a book called, Among My
      honesty about her career, her                      letters a week.                                   Souvenirs, which explores her life from the very beginning as a
      marriages and about the many                          No one knows she                               super star to the world!!!!
      things written about her that                      received a scholarship to
      were true and untrue.                              New York University to  Yaacov & Sue Heller with Connie   Halli Moore is a resident of The Palms. 
         At age 11 she appeared on                       study medicine after high  Francis
      Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts                     school, but as history has
      as a singer and accordionist.                      recorded she chose show biz.
      Quite a thrill for such a young                                                                        Dear Boca Pointe Residents
      girl. She has toured the U.S.,
      Australia, New Zealand, South                                                                             Please help us by taking part in this special
      Africa  and  Europe,  owned                                                                            recycling program. Henceforth, flatten all boxes
      publishing companies and has                                                                           before placing them in your yellow recycling
      made a great many all-time                                                                             container (you can just step on them).  This
      favorites.                                                                                             includes:
         There was a time she had                                                                              • corrugated boxes  • frozen food boxes
      her own television show and                                                                              • cereal boxes     • all paper boxes
      has performed in nightclubs                                                                              • tissue boxes
      and in concert; joining ASCAP  Connie’s Book                                                             We know this will make recycling more
      in 1959. Her most popular song                                                                         efficient and save us dollars over time.
      compositions include “Senza Mama” and “Italian Lullaby.”                                                 Thank you for joining in on this effort.
         Perry Como invited her to sing “Mama” on his show in
      1948, which received such a positive response that she released                                        Questions? Call 392-5974. 
      several records in Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese and several   Painting by Yaacov
      other languages. She had been compared as being the new Judy
      Garland. Ed Sullivan invited her to appear on his show a total
      of 26 times. When her first hit “Who’s Sorry Now” first aired on
      American Bandstand, Dick Clark said, “There’s no doubt about   Attention Owners, Tenants and Realtors
      it. This girl is headed straight
      for the #1 spot.”                                       Adding guests to your access list? Please read the      These are the only acceptable methods for access
         During the making of her                          following!                                      control. Please do not email access lists, emailed lists
      third film Looking for Love,                                                                         will not be processed.
      the news of President John                              The Boca Pointe Community Association offers the      If you have any questions regarding access methods
      F. Kennedy’s assassination                           following methods to add guests to your visitors’ list.  please see the website or call the Boca
      reached her on the set of                               1. Online, using the gate website, or with   Pointe Community Association office at (561) 395-7551
      MGM studios. In his honor                            ABDI’s gate access cell phone app.              for more information.
      she recorded “In The Summer                             2. Through a call to BPCA Access Control operator at
      of His Years” and had it                             (561) 395-3392.                                    Boca Pointe Community Association, Office: (561)
      packaged in a conservative                              3. Via the automated Voice Mail Access Control phone   395-7551, Fax: (561) 395-5936 n
      gold sleeve with no photos.                          system, (561) 395-3369.
      All proceeds from the song  Bootsie Langan & Connie
      were donated to the family  Francis

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