// Nov 23 2011

AMERICAN BANDSTAND — HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF BANDSTAND’S BEST BEAUTIES — CAROLE SCALDEFERRI SPADA


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WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY AND CAROLE SCALDEFERRI’S BIRTHDAY –

There were few who were more famous from the Philadelphia Bandstand years than our Carole Scaldeferri. Not only was she one of the prettiest young girls on the show but — to my mind — one of the best dancers. She never lost the style. I should know — I’ve danced with her several times.

Carole has that dark Italian earthy quality of those famous movie stars of her period — Sophia Loren, Anna Magnani and Silvana Mangano and more. Italian movie directors of the likes of Fellini, Visconti and Antonioni never stepped foot in Studio B, or they would have walked off with thier next leading lady.

Although, unlike some others, Carole never really had a steady dancing partner, she danced with all the good-looking Italian boys and that one special non-Italian whom everyone loved — Harvey Robbins. Single and/or double click on the collage to see the boys from Bandstand and Carole’s friends.

The name Scaldeferri and American Bandstand go hand-in-hand. She was one of the great stars of the Philadelphia years. I was so pleased when I donated the large photo of her from my collection — dancing with her dear friend and mine, the late Joe Fusco — and had it boldly exhibited on the wall where the bleachers once stood in Studio B, the American Bandstand studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was important for me that both of them be remembered and honored in that room.

Everyone, please come onboard and wish Carole Scaldeferri Spada a very, very Happy Birthday and many, many more to come.

Ciao for now…..

3 Responses to “AMERICAN BANDSTAND — HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF BANDSTAND’S BEST BEAUTIES — CAROLE SCALDEFERRI SPADA”

  1. Happy Birthday Carole. I worked for Movie Teen Illustrated for two years covering AB. When you would come to Wildwood we would always get together. Remember Mike (Frankie Avalons cousin who you were good friends with). Heard he moved to North Carolina. Anyway hon have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and may you have many more. On FaceBook under SONNY EVANS

  2. Lois (Trott) Rahill / Barbara (Trott) Allen "THE TWINS" says:
    November 23, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Carole and many more to come. Best Wishes, The Twins

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CAROLE; ALWAYS THE BANDSTAND BEAUTY; INSIDE AND OUT; PROUD TO BE A FRIEND; GOD BLESS

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