Sergio Franchi Death
Sergio passed away on May 1, 1990 at the age of 64 in Stonington, CT, USA. Sergio's cause of death was brain cancer.
When did Sergio Franchi die?May 1, 1990
How did Sergio Franchi die? What was the cause of death?Brain cancer
How old was Sergio Franchi when died?64
Where did Sergio Franchi die? What was the location of death?Stonington, CT, USA
Sergio Franchi Birthday and Date of Death
Sergio Franchi was born on April 6, 1926 and died on May 1, 1990. Sergio was 64 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: April 6, 1926
Date of Death: May 1, 1990
Age at Death: 64
Sergio Franchi - Biography
Sergio Franchi (April 6, 1926 – May 1, 1990), born Sergio Franci Galli, was an Italian-American tenor and actor who enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame in the USA as a multimedia star and recording artist after being discovered on British television in 1962. Subsequent to a trans-Atlantic taped audition, RCA Victor signed him to an exclusive seven-year contract. Sol Hurok managed Franchi's initial American concert tour with a debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. One of the most popular acts in show business, Sergio Franchi was a favorite headliner in Las Vegas, and his cabaret and concert appearances filled the largest venues on four continents. His earliest ambitions and studies were directed toward an operatic career, but fate intervened as opportunities opened instead in popular and romantic music. Franchi performed musical comedies on stage, appeared on numerous television variety shows, and starred in a major motion picture. He became an American citizen in 1972. Throughout his career, Sergio Franchi was a generous benefactor and philanthropist, donating his time and talent to many causes. For his longtime support of Boys' and Girls' Towns of Italy, he was posthumously awarded the title of Cavaliere in the "Order of Merit" (Stella al merito del lavoro) by the Italian Government. His performing career spanned thirty-six years before his death at age 64 due to cancer. After his death, a foundation was formed in his name to award scholarships to talented young singers.