Connie Francis, a 1960s music queen, celebrated her 85th birthday on Monday, December 12. She celebrated by throwing a lavish party at her home and inviting everyone she loves. The vocalist is well known for classics like “Who’s Sorry Now?”
Francis featured in a few films throughout the 1960s after becoming the country’s top female vocalist. She rose to prominence with films such as “Where the Boys Are” and “When the Boys Meet the Girls.”
Francis was a star as a singer and actor, but she never felt comfortable in front of the camera. Acting catapulted her to even greater notoriety, but she admitted that she never felt at ease on the big screen.
Francis later married and divorced four times, and with her third husband, she adopted a son.
Although Francis no longer performs, she continues to get support from a large number of admirers and family members. She expressed gratitude for her 85th birthday party, which she described as “the largest gathering of lifetime friends.”
After her first hit track, fame and wealth followed, but Francis’ life was far from simple. First, she passed up the chance to spend her days with her first and greatest love, musician Bobby Darin. Unfortunately, her father made it impossible for them to be together. She stated:
“He was a wonderful person. “The most intriguing person I’ve ever met in my life.”
Francis later married and divorced four times, and with her third husband, she adopted a son. Her brother was brutally killed in the 1970s and 1980s, she became a victim of sexual assault, and she began to struggle with her mental health. She was sent to a psychiatric hospital for treatment of acute depression.
Francis has many friends who adore and support her, as seen in a photo she tweeted of herself and Frankie D’Amelio in 2019.
Francis maintained her sense of humor throughout, which really aided her. She also stated that the encouragement of her followers allowed her to remain positive. After she recovered, she began advocating for mental health and was a staunch supporter of the American military.
Francis just lost her lifelong partner, Tony Ferretti. She had been with him for 18 years when he died at the beginning of 2022. She explained that their friendship began when they recorded some of her older tracks as duets. Ferretti and Francis concentrated on the song “You Made Me Love You.”
The two instantly fell in love, and they remained together until Ferretti’s death, sharing a pleasant household. However, the singer’s life carries on, and she is enjoying her final days away from the spotlight.
Francis has many friends who adore and support her, as seen in a photo she tweeted of herself and Frankie D’Amelio in 2019. She was dressed in a stunning red gown, whereas D’Amelio was dressed in a white shirt, blue pants, and sunglasses. She spoke about not performing anymore.
“I no longer perform in concerts because I just cannot sing as well as I used to. “I would never want to disappoint the fans who have been so nice to me throughout my life.”
Francis has spent the last 20 years of her life in her luxurious Florida home, and she will most likely spend the rest of her days there as well. Fortunately, it appears that the destructive hurricane Irma spared her home.