We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Connie Francis, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more riveting details about the singer and musician that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: She Once Bought Three Stretch Limos. During one of her manic episodes, Francis bought three stretch limos. The next day, she spent $178,000 on clothes alone. She was later diagnosed with Manic Depression.
Number Seven: She Was in a Coma for Three Days. As a result of overdosing on a medication in an effort to kill herself, Francis was in a coma for three days, but she survived.
Number Six: She Wants to Die on the Stage. In an interview Francis did with Larry King, she said, “I want to die on that stage when I’m 90.” Now 77, Francis is still performing, so she’s well on her way to achieving her goal!
Number Five: She Has Been Married Four Times. Her longest marriage was to Joseph Garzilli, and it lasted from 1973 to 1978. Her other marriages lasted for four months, 10 months, and eight months – all less than one year.
Number Four: She Can Sing…and Act. Francis has had roles in seven films, in addition to her wild success as a singer. Some of those films include 1961’s Where the Boys Are, 1964’s Looking for Love, and 1965’s When the Boys Meet the Girls.
Number Three: She Was 20 When She Achieved Her Fame. Francis released her hit, “Who’s Sorry Now,” when she was just 20 years old. She has said that, at the time, it was “too much too soon” for her.
Number Two: She Thinks You Learn More From Failure. Francis has experienced many, many hardships in her life, and so it makes sense that she believes people can learn more from failures than they can success. Francis has experienced both wild success and tragic loss.
Number One: She Sings “God Bless America” at Every Show. In an interview with Larry King, Francis said that she has sung “God Bless America” at every single show. Perhaps things have changed since the interview aired in 2002, but that’s still pretty patriotic!