Annette dies at age 70:
BURBANK, Ca., April 8, 2013 - Actress Annette Funicello, long-time Disney and Beach Party star, passed away on Monday April 8 at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, CA, at the age of 70.Â She died peacefully from complications due to Multiple Sclerosis, a disease she battled for over 25 years. Beloved by television viewers in the 50s for her stint on Disney's original The Mickey Mouse Club, and by film buffs for her numerous roles in a series of popular teen-oriented movies in the 60s, Funicello became a pop culture icon.
Counter Culture: Fabian's Bistro puts artisan's touch on homestyle Italian fare.
Fabian & Gladys:
Okay, you youngsters are not going to know who I’m talking about, but those of you my age who were raised on Laverne and Shirley are going to know and those of you who were teens in the 60s are going to know.
Bob Marcucci, Fabian's first manager:
Bob Marcucci, who discovered and managed Frankie Avalon and Fabian, who started Philadelphia's Chancellor Records with a $10,000 loan and whose story was loosely brought to television in the movie, "The Idolmaker," died Wednesday (March 9) in Ontario, California at the age of 81. Ironically, MGM had just announced their intentions of doing a remake of "The Idolmaker" film. His later clients included actress Amy Dolenz, daughter of Monkee Micky Dolenz. He also co-produced the Bill Murray film, "The Razor's Edge."
The Golden Boys 2010:
It was almost unimaginable, Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell all performing on one stage at Morongo Casino Resort. They opened the act in unison with Bobby Rydell, Fabian and Frankie Avalon all singing the theme song from American Bandstand.
Heartthrobs of the '50s play Reno:
Fabian was the Justin Bieber of his day.
He was one of the reigning teen idols of the late '50s and '60s. Later, as part of his concerts, he would show clips of the days when he had to flee screaming mobs of girls.
Interview with Fabian:
Golden-Retriever-Magic.com 2009 Fabian Anthony Forte is a man of innumerable talents. Better known by his moniker Fabian, he is perhaps the original American Idol of the 50s and 60s. His soothing voice and devilish good looks mixed with his ebullient personality were the perfect combination to drive all of his fans wild.
Hillary Clinton has a crush... Fabian!:
November 18, 2009 While in the Philippines, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is asked if she ever had a crush on anyone other than her husband, Bill.
Hillary Clinton's Teen Crush, Fabian:
November 17, 2009 While speaking at a college in the Philippines last Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked, "If you had a crush, aside from Bill Clinton, who would it be?" Hillary quickly retreated into the safety of discussing her preeminent crush as a schoolgirl — fifties and sixties teenage heartthrob Fabian.
Meet Hillary Clinton's former crush:
November 13, 2009 MANILA - He may not be as famous now, but American singer Fabian can still count U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as one of his biggest admirers.
Wife of '60s Teen Idol Launches Magazine:
November 6, 2009 GLADYS is the title of a new print and digital magazine that is part lifestyle and part inspiration. Andrea Patrick Forte, wife of ’60’s music icon Fabian, is the editor-in-chief and publisher. Her husband serves as managing director.
Johnny Depp and some other big-screen gangsters:
June 29, 2009 A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY (Fabian Forte, 1970): "You knew the pop music idol (Hound Dog Man, Turn Me Loose) was serious about acting when he added his surname to the billing.
17 Hottest Teen Idols:
February 28, 2009 Fabian is number 3 on the list.
A Tiger Walks Among Us:
January/February 2009 Laurelmountain Post Magazine story by Barbara M. Neill
Stewart Museum names Fabian to Board of Trustees
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21, 2009
Carson Greene, President of the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation announced the election of recent Harvey Award Winner, Fabian Forte to the Museum’s board of directors. Mr. Greene said, “ The Museum has a unique opportunity in bringing Mr. Forte to the board, and we are thrilled that he has accepted; Fabian will provide the Museum with additional important links to the entertainment community , we look forward to working with him.”
Mr. and Mrs. Forte make their home in Fayette County, giving the Museum’s board a new regional presence. “The Museum is poised for a new chapter in its history and bringing Fabian to the board will give us both a new regional presence as well as the international fame associated with Mr. Forte.”
Fabian appeared in two films with James Stewart, “Dear Bridgette” and “Mr. Hobbs takes a Vacation.” He continues to tour with Bobby Vee and the Golden Boys.
A Friendly World For Fabian
October 31. 2008 Worcester newspaper story by Richard Duckett TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
Fabian receives Harvey Award
Fall Harvey Award Presentation to Fabian who appeared with Mr. Jimmy Stewart in " Mr. Hobbs takes a Vacation" and " Dear Bridgette." Fabian receive the Harvey during a dinner event hosted by Rich Little on Friday 24 October 2008 at Chestnut Ridge Resort Blairsville, PA.