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Uploaded on Mar 29, 2010

Born on February 6, 1943 to Josephine and Domenic Forte, Fabian Forte was actually discovered at the age of 14 sitting on his front steps in Philadelphia. Fabian was actually watching his father being taken away in an ambulance when someone approached him about getting into the record business. His father couldn't work any longer and being that Fabian was the oldest of three brothers, he took a chance at "making some money" in the music business to help his family out. He never thought of it as a career, only as a way of stepping in for his father at that time. And, before you knew it, soon thousands were to throng to his concerts. At 15, Fabian won the Silver Award as "The Promising Male Vocalist of 1958". By the time he was 18, he had recorded dozens of hit singles, eight albums and earned gold records for "Turn Me Loose" and "Tiger" and a gold album for "The Fabulous Fabian".

In his latest endeavor, Fabian hosts and headlines in the hit show, "The Original Stars of Bandstand" at the newest theater to hit Branson, Missouri, The Dick Clark Theater. His 1st appearance on American "Bandstand" (1952) when it all began was June 19, 1958 and he appeared over 20 times and filled in as host for Dick Clark on dozens of "Caravan of Stars" Tours. "The Original Stars of Bandstand" re-creates those days gone by and, as Fabian says, "It is a like a reunion when I can get re-acquainted with all of my friends again". The show stars Bobby Vee and features The Chiffons, Brian Hyland, Chris Montez and rare footage of the performers and Dick Clark.

Fabian also performs with two of his Philadelphia buddies, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell as "The Golden Boys" in one of the longest running shows of its kind, today. In their 20th year together, they have appeared in every major city in the United States and around the world and have played to packed venues in Atlantic City and Las Vegas and have starred in such television specials as "The American Music Awards", "Miss Teenage America", and Command Performance: An All Star Salute To The President". The Philadelphia Music Alliance honored Fabian in 2000, with a star on their Walk of Fame and Fabian visits the city any chance he gets to enjoy the best cheese steaks anywhere!

As an actor, Fabian makes frequent television and feature film appearances. Some of his most memorable television roles have been his guest appearances on "Laverne & Shirley" (1970)_, _"Facts of Life" (1970)_, "Blossom" (1991) & "Murphy Brown" (1988). Fabian has enjoyed a successful commercial career representing products such as Pepsi, Denny's & Nutri System to name just a few and lends his distinctive voice to radio and voice-overs for commercials and television projects. Fabian recently hosted a PBS Special, titled "At The Drive-In" which became his second special for PBS. In front of 85,000 fans in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, "Fabian's GoodTime Rock 'n Roll Show", featuring the great rock acts from the 50s & 60s, was the first concert produced for pay-per-view-television and PBS. Fabian was the host, performer and producer of this concert special. Fabian is also an Emmy-nominated producer for his work on the highly acclaimed documentary series "The Wild West" (1993).

Fabian's early films rocketed him to stardom in the acting arena and his screen debut in 1959 came with the film, Hound-Dog Man (1959), directed by Don Siegel and he traveled internationally for the films Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) and The Longest Day (1962). He worked with two of our great screen giants in North to Alaska (1960) with John Wayne and High Time (1960) with Bing Crosby. Fabian was fortunate to have worked with the incomparable and gracious James Stewart in two films in his career, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) & Dear Brigitte (1965) and he learned to surf with Tab Hunter in the cult classic, Ride the Wild Surf (1964). He was even interviewed by Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1996, Jon Avnet-directed film, Up Close & Personal (1996).

An overnight singing sensation, a film star with over 30 films to his credit, and the producer of his own concert series, Fabian continues to expand his ever-growing career. This pop music and motion picture icon, received one of show business' highest honors when he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 8, 2002. Fabians' 40+ years performing for his loyal fans at packed concerts, stadiums, casinos, festivals and theater productions garnered him the 2188th star and Fabian honored his fans by dedicating his star to them on this memorable day.


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