Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale (born 1954)

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Kelly Anne Abagnale
June 26, 1954
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas United States
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Kelly Anne Abagnale
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Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale was born on June 26, 1954 in Galveston, Texas United States. According to her family tree, she married Frank W. Abagnale Jr on November 6, 1976 in Texas . We know that Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale had been residing in Texas .
Updated: July 28, 2022
Kelly Anne was born on 26 Jun 1954 to Louis Andrew Welbes and Maxine Cecila Rust in Galveston, Texas. She had siblings Tim and Robert. At age 22 Kelly A. Welbes married six years her senior Frank W. Abagnale Jr (age 28). Frank Abagnale's life story was made famous with the Academy Award nominated film 'Catch Me If You Can (2002)'. Frank is most known for being a con man (claiming at least eight identities as an airline pilot, physician, U.S. Bureau of Prisons agent and lawyer). They had three children: Sean, Scott, and Chris. The couple has been married for decades and currently live nearby Daniel Island. Frank Abagnale still works in Quantico Virginia where he has worked as an instructor for the FBI training academy for over 40 years specializing in fraud prevention. Read about Frank at Frank Abagnale
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Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale
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Kelly Anne Abagnale
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Kelly Anne Abagnale
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Kelly Abagnale was born on in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas United States
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Kelly Anne has lived in Daniel Island, South Carolina; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Charleston, South Carolina; and Houston, Texas.


Kelly Anne was a High school graduate of Waltrip High School in Houston Texas. She was part of the woman's tennis team.


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Wikipedia Frank William Abagnale Jr. (/ˈæbəɡneɪl/; born April 27, 1948) is an American author and convicted felon. Abagnale targeted individuals and small businesses but gained notoriety in the late 1970s by claiming a diverse range of victimless workplace frauds,[4] many of which are now in doubt. In 1980, Abagnale co-wrote his autobiography, Catch Me If You Can, which built a narrative around these claimed victimless frauds. The book later inspired the film of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg in 2002, in which Abagnale was portrayed by actor Leonardo DiCaprio. He has also written four other books. Abagnale runs Abagnale and Associates, a consultancy firm. Among others, Abagnale claims to have worked as an assistant state attorney general in the U.S. state of Louisiana, a hospital physician in Georgia, and impersonated a Pan American World Airways pilot and logged over two million air miles by deadheading. The veracity of most of Abagnale's claims has been questioned and continue to suggest that he made them up. In 2002, Abagnale admitted on his website that some facts had been over-dramatized or exaggerated, though he was not specific about what was exaggerated or omitted about his life. In 2020, journalist Alan C. Logan provided evidence he claims proves the majority of Abagnale's story had been at best exaggerated or invented. The public records obtained by Logan have since been independently verified by journalist Javier Leiva.
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Married: November 6, 1976
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Married at: Harris County, TX
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Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale was born on June 26, 1954 in Galveston, Texas United States. According to her family tree, she married Frank W. Abagnale Jr on November 6, 1976 in Texas . We know that Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale had been residing in Texas .
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In 1954, in the year that Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale was born, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1961, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1974, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1980, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1991, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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