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Bridgeport Native, Tony Award Winner Frankie Michaels Dies At 60

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Bridgeport native Frankie Michaels, who was a Tony Award winner in 1966 at the age of 11 for his performance in “Mame,” died March 30 in Chittenango, N.Y., reported The New York Times. He was 60.

Known in his personal life as Francis Michael Chernesky, he was born in Bridgeport on May 5, 1955. He was the youngest person to win a Tony Award for the role of Patrick Dennis in the Broadway musical, reports the New York Times.

He is survived by his companion, Lucille Bort; son, Michael Lloyd Chernesky; a stepdaughter, Desiree Medlin; and his sister, Felicia Hreschak.

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