To coincide with Connie's 80th Birthday, her long-awaited 640 page autobiography was released in grand style at a gala celebration hosted by the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, FL. With more than 100 guests, Connie was surrounded by her life-long friends, her closest fans and celebrity contemporaries.
The evening began, as one might imagine, with a striking and quite inviting grand entrance into the ballroom greeted by a meticulously orchestrated staff offering libations
(Photo credit Michael Razler) Her breezy pop hits and beach party movies made Connie Francis one of the biggest stars of the ’50s and early ’60s, but her life has been far from sunny. After a successful singing career with mega-hits like “Who’s Sorry Now,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” and “Stupid Cupid,” plus a starring role in the 1960 spring break classic Where the Boys Are, the chanteuse suffered hardship and heartbreak in the decades to come—including rape, murder, and the