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FABIAN FORTE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Fabian Forte was born on February 6th, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the birth name Fabiano Anthony Forte to parents, Josephine and Domenic Forte.  He lost his father at a young age and therefore was forced to find various jobs to help financially support his family, since he was the oldest of three brothers.  He was very handsome and was discovered by some record promoters who took him under their wing.  He hoped that being in the music business would help make the money that he needed to help out his family.

With their help, they enrolled him in singing lessons and gave him a complete fashion makeover.  He was then given the opportunity to make some recordings.  In the beginning things did not go so well, however when he appeared on, Dick Clark’s, “New American Bandstand 1965” (1952), his career began to take off.  By the age of fifteen he was performing in concerts and won the Silver Award as, “The Promising Male Vocalist of 1958”.
 
In the late 50’s he recorded a number of Top 10 hits such as, “Tiger”, “Hound Dog Man” and “Turn Me Loose”.  After a decent amount of success as a musical recording artist, Fabian decided to try his luck at acting.  He began his training under Sanford Meisner and soon was appearing on such films as, “Hound-Dog Man” (1959) co-starring Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Royal Dano, Dodie Stevens, Claude Akins, Edgar Buchanan, Jane Darwell, L. Q. Jones, Virginia Gregg, Betty Field, Rachel Stephens and Arthur O'Connell, a comic western film “North to Alaska” (1960) starring alongside John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Karl Swenson, Kathleen Freeman, Mickey Shaughnessy, Stanley Andrews, John Qualen and Capucine, “High Time” (1960) starring with Bing Crosby, Tuesday Weld, Nicole Maurey, Alvin Childress, Douglass Dumbrille, Richard Beymer, Jimmy Boyd, Yvonne Craig, Patrick Adiarte and Gavin MacLeod, “The Longest Day” (1962) joining with an ensemble all-star cast including John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Sean Connery, Eddie Albert, Edmond O'Brien, Peter Lawford, Curt Jurgens, Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, Irna Demick, Kenneth More, Steve Forrest, Red Buttons, Jeffrey Hunter, Dewey Martin, Ray Danton, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo, Robert Ryan, Tom Tryon, Robert Wagner, Nicholas Stuart, Stuart Whitman, Richard Todd, Tommy Sands, Richard Beymer, Mel Ferrer, Paul Anka, George Segal and Gert Frobe, "Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation” (1962) starring with James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, John Saxon, Reginald Gardiner, Natalie Trundy, Lili Gentle, Marie Wilson, John McGiver, Minerva Urecal, Lauri Peters and Michael Burns, amongst others, "Ride the Wild Surf" (1964) co-starring Shelley Fabares, Tab Hunter, Barbara Eden, Susan Hart, Peter Brown and James Mitchum, and one of his final film roles in "Up Close and Personal" (1996) a romantic drama starring Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing, Joe Mantegna, Kate Nelligan and James Rebhorn.
 
With a decent resume as an actor and musician things were going well, however as his career began to enter into the 1960’s, the musical group, “The Beetles” began to gain a huge fan base and Fabian Forte was pushed to the side.  He was mostly limited to low-budget films and he also became involved as a television, film and music producer. 
 
However, he also added to his resume a number of successful commercial roles such as for the products, “Pepsi, Denny’s and Nutri-System.
 
He is currently married to his third wife, Andrea Patrick a model whom he married in 1998 and he has two children from his first marriage to Christian Forte.  In the year 2000, he was honored with a star on The Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame and he has also been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for live theater.

He continues to be involved in the industry making occasional appearances on such television series such as, "The Red Skelton Hour" (1960), "Wagon Train" (1963), "Daniel Boone" (1965), "The F.B.I." (1971), “Laverne & Shirley” (1976), “The Facts of Life” (1979), “Blossom” (1990) and “Murphy Brown” (1988) amongst others.
 
Fabian was one of the first pop rock artists to be known by just one name.  Along with a highly successful career in the entertainment industry, he and his current wife are very involved in a number of foundations such as the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.  He currently resides on 20 acres in Pennsylvania and continues to return to the entertainment industry.
 

Filmography

1999   Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story
1994   Runaway Daughters
1990   Blossom
1988   Murphy Brown
1984   Movie Macabre
1983   Get Crazy
1982   The Love Boat
1981   Kiss Daddy Goodbye
1980   Fantasy Island
1979   The Facts of Life
1979   Crisis in Mid-air 
1978   Disco Fever 
1978   Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold 
1978   Getting Married 
1978   The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
1973   Little Laura and Big John 
1973   Love, American Style 
1973   Soul Hustler
1971   The Hard Ride
1971   The F.B.I.
1970   A Bullet for Pretty Boy
1969   The Devil's 8
1968   The Wild Racers 
1968   Maryjane
1967   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1967   Thunder Alley
1967   The Rat Patrol 
1963-1966 The Virginian 
1966   Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
1966   Fireball 500 
1965   Daniel Boone 
1965   Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians
1965   Dear Brigitte 
1964   Ride the Wild Surf
1964   The Eleventh Hour 
1963   The Greatest Show on Earth
1963   Wagon Train 
1962   The Dick Powell Theatre
1962   The Longest Day
1962   Five Weeks in a Balloon 
1962   Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
1962   The Gertrude Berg Show 
1961   Bus Stop
1961   Love in a Goldfish Bowl
1960   North to Alaska
1960   High Time 
1960   The Red Skelton Hour 
1959   Hound-Dog Man   





Matinee Classics - North to Alaska starring John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Fabian, Ernie Kovacs, Capucine, Mickey Shaughnessy, Karl Swenson, Joe Sawyer and Stanley Adams
Matinee Classics - North to Alaska starring John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Fabian, Ernie Kovacs, Capucine, Mickey Shaughnessy, Karl Swenson, Joe Sawyer and Stanley Adams
Matinee Classics - Dear Brigitte starring James Stewart, Glynis Johns, Bill Mumy, Cindy Carol, Ed Wynn, Fabian Forte, Brigitte Bardot, John Williams, Jack Kruschen, Charles Robinson, Howard Freeman, Jane Wald, Alice Pearce, Jesse White, Gene O'Donnell, Orville Sherman and Maida Severn
Matinee Classics - Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Fabian Forte, John Saxon, Marie Wilson, Reginald Gradiner, Lauri Peters, Valerie Varda, Lili Gentle, John McGiver, Natalie Trundy, Josh Peine, Minerva Urecal, Michael Burns and Richard Collier
Matinee Classics - Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Fabian Forte, John Saxon, Marie Wilson, Reginald Gradiner, Lauri Peters, Valerie Varda, Lili Gentle, John McGiver, Natalie Trundy, Josh Peine, Minerva Urecal, Michael Burns and Richard Collier
Matinee Classics - Ten Little Indians starring Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian Forte, Leo Genn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Daliah Lavi, Dennis Price, Marianne Hoppe, Mario Adorf and Christopher Lee


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