Fran Capo

Fran Capo is a motivational speaker, adventurer, comedian, voice-over artist, author and holder of several records.

Fran Capo was born in Greenwich Village in New York City. She graduated from Queens College with a BA in Philosophy and Accounting.

Capo was listed in the ''Guinness Book of World Records'' (1989), ''Ripley's Believe it or Not!'' (2006) and the ''Book of Alternative Records'' (2006). She is currently listed in the ''Guinness World Records'' as the fastest-talking female, having broken the record twice. Capo set the current record on June 5, 1990 at the Guinness Museum in Las Vegas, speaking at 603.32 wpm in 54.2 seconds. She first broke the record speaking 585 words-per-minute (wpm) on ''Larry King Live'' on March 5, 1986. Capo also holds a record for highest elevation for a book signing, as the only author to do a book-signing on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Fran has run in only one New York City Marathon.

Capo has appeared on television and radio shows, including ''Entertainment Tonight'', ''Larry King Live'', ''Last Call with Carson Daly'', ''Good Morning America'', ''The Martha Stewart Show'', the Fox Newsshow ''Last Call with Rick Leventhal'', ''Dog Eat Dog'', ''Nick at Nite'', and the ''Discovery Channel''. She has co-hosted a TV show herself. She also has written for international magazines and published several books, as well as writing a weekly blog, Fran's World. She also appeared as a contestant on a special world record holders edition of The Weakest Link in November 2002. She was voted off in the first round.

Capo has also been a spokesperson for many companies including Masterfoods, Auntie Anne's pretzels, Chock full o'Nuts, Perdue chicken, Citibank, and Ripley's Believe it or Not!.

Capo raised her son, Spencer, as a single mother in New York, with family help. Provided by Wikipedia
Author: Capo, Fran, 1959-
Published 2011
Record Source: Published Materials