Fran Jeffries

Beauty and talent combined in Fran Jeffries, a complete entertainer with a warm, sultry distinctive style and with complete command of each lyric and melody she performed. She believed… thought… lived the songs. As a singer and performer she oozed sexual allure —and more besides— with a persuasiveness that would melt the stoniest of hearts, all the while sounding like no one else.

She was born Frances Ann Makris —May 18, 1937— the youngest of the four children Esther A. Gauthier had with Steven G. Makris —a Greek-immigrant with his own barber shop. She grew up in Palo Alto, California. After singing her way to first place in an amateur-night show in San Jose, California, at the age of 12, she was headed for acclaim. She made her nightclub debut at Bimbo’s 365 Club, a leading nightspot in the San Francisco Bay area. Successful engagements at New York’s Copacabana and other top night...

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Albums featuring Fran Jeffries

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