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Diane Keaton says she embraced her inner lounge singer for 'And So It Goes'

Diane Keaton says she embraced her inner lounge singer for 'And So It Goes'

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) --Diane Keaton says she loved playing a Connecticut lounge singer in the romantic comedy "And So It Goes" -- even if her voice isn't as good as Beyonce's.
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Clint Eastwood talks about his 'Rawhide' clip in 'Jersey Boys' movie

Clint Eastwood talks about his 'Rawhide' clip in 'Jersey Boys' movie

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) --Clint Eastwood says he had a "Hitchcock moment" when a short clip featuring him in his "Rawhide" days was shown on a TV in his movie musical "Jersey Boys."
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Christopher Walken to star in 'Jersey Boys' movie

Christopher Walken to star in 'Jersey Boys' movie

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning U.S. actor Christopher Walken is to star in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie musical "Jersey Boys," the BBC reported.
Rob Reiner directing 'And So It Goes...' in Conn.

Rob Reiner directing 'And So It Goes...' in Conn.

STAMFORD, Conn., June 13 (UPI) -- Director Rob Reiner has started shooting his film "And So It Goes..." with Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in Stamford, Conn., producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 3, 2013.
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Report: Frankie Valli to appear in Rob Reiner film

Report: Frankie Valli to appear in Rob Reiner film

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. crooner Frankie Valli has signed on for a role in the comedy film "And So It Goes," starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Jersey Boys' heading to South Africa

'Jersey Boys' heading to South Africa

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The stage musical "Jersey Boys" is to make its South African premiere in April, producers said Thursday.
Favreau to direct 'Jersey Boys' movie

Favreau to direct 'Jersey Boys' movie

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Jon Favreau is to direct a big-screen version of the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons stage musical, "Jersey Boys."

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 3, 2012.
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'Jersey Boys' movie in the works

'Jersey Boys' movie in the works

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- "Hugo" screenwriter John Logan has been hired to pen the script for a big-screen version of the Broadway musical "Jersey Boys," The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Jersey Boys' raises $43K for N.Y. schools

'Jersey Boys' raises $43K for N.Y. schools

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of "Jersey Boys" has raised $43,521 to benefit New York Public Schools, the musical's producers said Monday.
'Jersey Boys' movie in the works

'Jersey Boys' movie in the works

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Graham King's GK Films says it has acquired the feature-film rights to the Broadway stage musical "Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons."
'Jersey Boys' to close in Chicago

'Jersey Boys' to close in Chicago

CHICAGO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Chicago company of the rock 'n' roll musical "Jersey Boys" is to end its two-year run at the Bank of America Theatre in January, the show's producers said.

Valli rises to new album's challenge

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. singing legend Frankie Valli enjoyed revisiting his past on his new album, "Romancing the '60s."

'Jersey Boys' heading to London

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A production of the smash hit Broadway musical, "Jersey Boys," is slated to open in London in March, representatives for the show have announced.
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American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and companion arrive for the premiere of the new musical "Jersey Boys" at The Palozzo casino in Las Vegas on May 3, 2008. The play is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. (UPI Photo/Daniel Gluskoter)
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Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934) is an Italian-American musician, most famous as frontman of The Four Seasons. He is well-known for his unusually powerful falsetto singing voice. Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, and Bob Gaudio (the original members of The Four Seasons), were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.

Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The 4 Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons' alias 'The Wonder Who?', and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist. As a member of The 4 Seasons, Valli's number one hits included "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like a Man", "Rag Doll" and "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)". As a solo artist, Valli scored number one hits with the songs "My Eyes Adored You" and "Grease". Valli's recording of the song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" reached number two in 1967. "You're Ready Now", a Valli solo recording from 1966, became a surprise hit in Great Britain as part of the Northern soul scene and hit number eleven on the British pop charts in December 1970.

Valli was born Francis Stephen Castelluccio in the First Ward of Newark, New Jersey. His father, Anthony, was a barber; His mother, Mary Rinaldi Castelluccio, was a homemaker. He was inspired to take up a singing career at the age of seven after his mother took him to see Frank Sinatra at the Paramount Theater in New York City. His early mentor was Texas singer Jean Valley, from whom he obtained his last name, although it took him some time to settle on the spelling "Valli". Until he could support himself with music, he worked as a barber.

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