She had attended Newark Arts High School for awhile before her family moved to another town. After high school, she continued to perform at various functions.
Her first record "Freddy" was recorded in 1955 and was a flop.
She met Bobby Darin and his manager, who took her under their wing and helped promote her. Connie and Bobby had a romantic relationship until her father ran Bobby away at gunpoint.
In 1958, she recorded "Who's Sorry Now" and appeared on "American Bandstand". She became one of the biggest selling female singers of the time.
She also appeared in several movies but never really made it as an actress.
In later years, Connie had financial and business problems leading to several lawsuits.
Today she still sings all over the world to the delight of her fans.
Some of Connie's other songs were "Lipstick On Your Collar", "Breaking In A Brand New Broken Heart", "Don't Break The Heart That Loves You", "Stupid Cupid" and my favorite "Where The Boys Are".