Vaughan, Frankie

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VAUGHAN, FRANKIE (1928–1999), English entertainer. Born Frank Fruim Abelson in Liverpool, he trained as a commercial artist before entering show business in 1952. He became one of Britain's most popular and successful entertainers and, as a singer and actor, appeared in cabaret, films (such as These Dangerous Years, 1957), and television programs. Vaughan supported Jewish causes, and worked mainly for boys' clubs. Known as "Mr. Moonlight," he made many hit records in the 1950s, such as The Green Door.

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