Frankie Yankovic

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Birthday
28, 1915
Birthplace
Davis, WV
Death Date
Oct 14, 1998 (83)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1915
Birthplace
Davis, WV
Death Date
Oct 14, 1998 (83)

About

Polka musician who released more than two hundred records and sold more than thirty million albums over the course of his life.

Before Fame

He served in the armed forces, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, and almost losing his hands and feet to frostbite.

Trivia

He was the recipient of the first Grammy Award for the Best Polka Recording in 1986.

Family Life

He was born in Davis, West Virginia but grew up in South Euclid, Ohio.

Associated With

Yankovic and Esteban Jordan are both celebrated accordion players.

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