Frankie Avalon

Legendary singer Connie Francis auctions life's treasures

Connie Francis' decades-long career was marked by all the glittering things of Hollywood royalty. There were No. 1 hit songs, iconic movies, Hollywood boyfriends, glamorous gowns and TV appearances on "American Bandstand" and "The Ed Sullivan Show." Despite it all, she considers her personal life a bust.

"For as much success as I had professionally, personally I'm a failure," said Francis.

When pressed if that's what she really believes during a telephone interview, the 79-year-old singer says, "yeah I do. My choice of husbands, my lack of judgment in choosing the right husbands ... my impulsiveness, my not looking before I leapt. So many...