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Frank Sinatra had many close relationships throughout his life. He was married four times and had at least six other notable relationships in between. He had three verified children, as well as more than one of questionable relationship.
Following their move to Hollywood, Los AngelesCaliforniaSinatra errantly strayed from his marriage into extra-marital affairsthe first known with Marilyn Maxwell. These affairs also became public knowledge and caused great embarrassment to Nancy Barbato Sinatra, who considered calling off their marriage then and had an abortion when she became pregnant in Nancy Barbato Sinatra and Frank Sinatra announced their separation on Valentine's DayFebruary 14,with Frank's additional extra-marital affair with Ava Gardner compounding his transgressions and becoming public knowledge once again.
After originally just seeking a legal separationFrank and Nancy Sinatra decided some months later to file for divorce, and this divorce became legally final on October 29, Frank Sinatra's affair and relationship with Gardner had become more and more serious, and she later became his second wife. What was perhaps less widely known was the fact of Sinatra's continuing visits; his long, confiding late-night phone calls; and the convivial family dinners on birthdays, holidays and many other occasions.
Sinatra's granddaughter A. Lambert wrote in a remembrance in Vanity Fair. Lambert wrote. Nancy Barbato Sinatra died in at the age ofshe was never remarried and having outlived not only her ex-husband, but also her son Frank Jr.
Kitty Kelley claims that Sinatra had first seen photographs of Ava Gardner in a Baggage - David Avery - Feel Good For Awhile and had sworn that he would marry her. Ruth Rosenthal, a friend of Gardner's, stated that Gardner initially detested him upon meeting him at MGM, finding him to be "conceited, arrogant and overpowering".
Their similarities, however, from vices like smoking, drinking hard liquor and cursing, to their volatile tempers and love Get Out My Life, Woman - Bill Cosby - Hooray For The Salvation Army Band! violent sports, soon became apparent.
He was inconsolable in the fall of after the split, and according to Kelley, on November 18, Van Heusen found him in the elevator of his 57th Street apartment with his wrists slashed. Sinatra married actress Mia Farrow on July 19,when she was 21 and he was At the time, Sinatra was enjoying a wave of renewed popularity as the song " Strangers in the Night " returned him to the top of the Billboard charts only seventeen days later.
They met on the set of Sinatra's film, Von Ryan's Express. In an interview for the November issue of Vanity FairFarrow said that she and Sinatra "never really split up" and answered "possibly" when asked if her son Ronan might be Sinatra's. On July 11,Sinatra married Barbara Blakeley Marx formerly married to Zeppo Marxthe straight man in the Marx brothers' act who converted to Catholicism to marry him.
She remained his wife until his death, although her relations with Sinatra's children were consistently portrayed as stormy, something Nancy Sinatra confirmed when she publicly claimed that Barbara had not bothered to call Frank's children even when the end was near, although they were close by, and the children missed the opportunity to be at their father's bedside when he died.
Sinatra had numerous extra-marital affairs, the first of which was with blonde starlet Alora Gooding from October while in Hollywood, his "first big love away from home" according to Nick Sevano.
Summers and Swan claimed that Turner had gushed of a "very serious affair" between the two, and that they had only faked splitting up their relationship to oblige to MGM's concerns. Sinatra and Judy Garland remained good friends until her death inbut on only two occasions were the two legendary singers romantically involved.
The first was inwhen Garland was recovering from a nervous breakdown and the two went on a romantic rendezvous in the Hamptons Garland was still married to director Vincente Minnelli. The second was during one of Garland's many separations from her third husband Sid Luft in Sinatra had just come off his messy separation from Ava Gardner and was spotted in Garland's company until Luft found out.
Sinatra was very close to Lauren Bacall. According to Kelley, her husband Humphrey Bogart believed that Sinatra was in love with Bacall and failed to attend the Sands on Love And Marriage - Frank Sinatra - This Is Sinatra! 32nd birthday out of jealousy, though the two men were on good terms.
Sinatra was also engaged to India -born South African actress and dancer Juliet Prowse for a short while from fall to earlybefore Sinatra Love And Marriage - Frank Sinatra - This Is Sinatra! the engagement late that year because Love And Marriage - Frank Sinatra - This Is Sinatra! refused to give up her career. The two first met on the set of the film Can-Can. Sinatra met Marilyn Monroe in while he was still married to Ava Gardner, although some sources say that Sinatra and Monroe first met several years earlier and was a friend of Monroe's second husband Joe DiMaggioand after DiMaggio and Monroe divorced, he joined Love And Marriage - Frank Sinatra - This Is Sinatra!
friend DiMaggio and the writer James Bacon on a Do It Again - Steely Dan - A Decade Of Steely Dan set up by DiMaggio himself in pursuit of his ex-wife Monroe and her lover Hal Schafer, and instead of raiding their apartment, they raided the apartment of another woman, whose name was Florence Kotz.
Sinatra was romantically involved with Angie Dickinson off and on for ten years from around to Although Sinatra did not remain faithful to his wife, he was by many accounts a devoted father. On December 8,Frank Sinatra Jr. Because the kidnappers demanded that Sinatra call them only from pay phonesSinatra carried a roll of dimes with him throughout the ordeal, and this became a lifetime habit.
The kidnappers were subsequently apprehended and convicted. Julie Sinatra born Julie Ann Maria Lyma on February 10, claims to be Sinatra's daughter through an unacknowledged affair that he had with a showgirl, Dorothy Bunocelli, in the s. She legally changed her last name to Sinatra in Italian actress Eva Bartok claimed that her daughter Deana's biological father was actually Frank Sinatra, with whom she had a brief affair in In an interview for the November issue of Vanity FairFarrow said that she and Sinatra "never really split up" and answered "possibly" when asked if her son Ronan Farrow might be Sinatra's.
In his spare time, Sinatra enjoyed listening to classical music, and would attend concerts when he could. This guy can really Love And Marriage - Frank Sinatra - This Is Sinatra! . Throughout his life, Sinatra had mood swings and bouts of mild to severe depression admitting to an interviewer in the s that "I have an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as elation".
He received negative press for fights with Lee Mortimer inphotographer Eddie Schisser in Houston inand Judy Garland's publicist Jim Byron inwhom he reportedly referred to as a "fucking parasite". When Lee J. Cobb nearly died from a heart attack in JuneSinatra flooded him with "books, flowers, delicacies", paid his hospital bills, and visited him daily, telling him that his finest acting was yet to Simon Sez - Chayanne - Tiempo De Vals. He died as a practicing Catholic and had a Catholic burial.
Sinatra became the stereotype of the "tough working-class Italian American ", something which he embraced. He commented that he would "probably have ended in a life of crime" if it had not been Love And Marriage - Frank Sinatra - This Is Sinatra! his interest in music. However, Peter Lawford had said that Sinatra only referred to them as the "boys" or "the Outfit", rather than the "Mafia". In Sinatra's early days, mafia boss Willie Moretti helped him for kickbacks and was reported to have intervened in releasing him from his contract with Tommy Dorsey.
She also claimed that Silvers had told her that "like Bugsy, Frank had a Mafia Redneck mentality", with their shared love of high-living and grandiose plans in Las Vegas. The FBI kept records amounting to 2, pages on Sinatra, becoming a natural target with his alleged Mafia ties, his ardent New Deal politics, and his friendship with John F. The documents include accounts of Sinatra as the target of death threats and extortion schemes. They wiretapped Giancana's conversations, and found that Giancana no longer trusted Sinatra after he had been spotted with Kennedy.
According to Kelley, Giancana blamed Sinatra for the ordeal. He vehemently declared that "any report that I fraternised with goons or racketeers is a vicious lie". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help improve this article Vanilla - TyDi - Hotel Rooms introducing citations to additional sources.
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