Frank Marino is a female impersonator / drag queen dubbed Ms. Las Vegas for his longtime starring role as Joan Rivers. Famous for his lavish on-stage wardrobe, Marino has received two Las Vegas Walk of Fame stars and received another star as well as having a street named after him when Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman honored his hard work and commitment to the Las Vegas performance world with “Frank Marino Day” on February 1, 2005. Wardrobe is most essential in Marino’s act. He changes about twenty times during the hour and a half production. His closet consists of over two thousand costumes, which range from one to five thousand dollars a piece. Marino has a wardrobe coordinator who maintains the costumes and assists Marino in his many quick-as-lightning changes.
Most of Frank Marino’s popularity came about after he was served a five million dollar lawsuit from the lady of comedy herself “Joan Rivers” for his impression of her being maybe too good. This brought him national press and attention that landed him on the cover of the National Enquirer, featuring stories in People Magazine, USA Today, Variety and ten Show Biz Magazine covers. Along with all that, he was featured on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, David Letterman, and a television special with the father of TV, Milton Berle, not to mention his many sitcom and motion picture cameo appearances (such as miss congeniality 2). After the dust settled Frank became better friends with Joan than ever and not only became a regular guest on her TV talk show but a spokesperson for her new Gossip,Gossip,Gossip show. He’s also been seen on 27 commercials selling everything from shoes to cars for GMF Motors.
It’s because he is such a good businessman that he has signed a ten year ten million dollar contract with the Riviera Hotel. That will probably make him the highest paid female impersonator in the world. Along with all of this, Frank oversees a network of recording, film, and entertainment concerns as president of Frank Marino Enterprises. In addition to his regular projects like his annual calendar through Landmark where a portion of the proceeds are donated to AMFAR for AIDS research, just one of Franks many charity involvement’s, Frank Marino Enterprises has created many unique and original products.