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Teen idol Frankie Avalon is known for singing the hit "Venus" and for starring in the popular Beach Party film series with Annette Funicello.
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Avalon and Funicello starred as parents of a pair of troublesome teenagers in the film. The pair later reunited to put on "nostalgia" shows around the country in the late 1980s and '90s, performing the Beach Party music and hit singles they had made famous in the '60s, until Funicello retired from show business.
More recently, Frankie Avalon created a line of health and beauty care line called Frankie Avalon Products, and has marketed his products on the Home Shopping Network.
In April 2009, Avalon appeared as a guest on the hit television show American Idol, where he sang "Venus."
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