How did it come to be?
As you know, Why Do Fools Fall in Love was loosely based on Frankie Lymon’s life. And while it may seem hard to believe that this boyish looking man was married to three women at the same time, it was the 1980’s court case that later inspired former “Days of Our Lives” actress, Tina Andrews, to write the screenplay. Though the studio picked up the screenplay within 24 hours after she submitted it, the movie would eventually take 15 years to make it to the big screen. Tina also wrote the screenplay for Dreamgirls; but after Why Do Fools Fall in Love didn’t do as well as anticipated in theaters, studios stopped production on it…until later of course.