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Philly/NJ Singer Family Started Pizza?


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#1 CoolPapaBell

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:42 PM

Is it just an urban legend or am I confusing my Philly/South Jersey singers and pizza places? For years I was under the impression that Frankie Valli’s parents started King of Pizza in Cherry Hill and elsewhere.

But the King of Pizza website says it was started by Frank Scaturro, whose family still operates it. Furthermore, Wikipedia says Valli’s dad was a barber.

So am I just plain nuts, did I just believe a falsehood, or is there another Philly singer whose family started a famous pizzeria and the deets got scrambled over the years?

Most people who know me would vote I’m nuts but I’d like to disprove that theory.

Edited by CoolPapaBell, 16 April 2010 - 04:43 PM.

Nobody eats at that restaurant anymore. It's always too crowded.

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#2 CoolPapaBell

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

Close enough. Was looking up something about the Latin Casino and according the the Wikipedia entry it was the wrong Frankie. "Frankie Avalon (whose family owned "King of Pizza" diagonally across Route 70)" was what Wiki said.
Nobody eats at that restaurant anymore. It's always too crowded.

---Yogi Berra