People: Nov. 23, 1981

There was a time when there were so many Connie Francis hits, such as Who's Sorry Now? and Where the Boys Are, that the singer had eleven million-seller records by the age of 23. When her popularity waned, life became an endless road trip of one-nighters. Then, after a performance in Westbury, N.Y., seven years ago, Francis was raped in her hotel room at knifepoint. She tumbled into a deep and lengthy depression and was unable to perform until last week, when she returned to the same Westbury stage and a standing ovation. Said Francis, 42: "I'm a gutsy girl and...

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