Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 - June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He began his acting career aged eleven on Broadway, and appeared in his first film in 1934 - John Ford's The World Moves On. During the war he served in the US Coast Guard, marrying the actress Susan Peters in November of 1943. After WW II he tried directing, first as co-producer and co-director on Leather Gloves (1948), with William Asher, before his first solo effort on the musical The Sunny Side of the Street (1951). His most successful films came in the late 1950s, including Operation Madball (1957), Bell, Book and Candle (1958), Strangers When We Meet and The World of Suzie Wong both 1960.
He also produced such films as the William Holden / Audrey Hepburn comedy Paris When it Sizzles (1964).
His output fell in the 1960s and in the 1970s he made only three disappointing films. His final work was on Peter Sellers' The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), although he was briefly part of the crew for another Sellers film - The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980).
After an extended period of depression and poor health he committed suicide in his Los Angeles home. He had divorced Peters in 1948 and married entertainer, singer, and noted beauty Fran Jeffries in 1965, his second marriage produced a daughter and lasted until his death.
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He had divorced Peters in 1948 and married entertainer, singer, and noted beauty Fran Jeffries in 1965, his second marriage produced a daughter and lasted until his death. Of all his many albums, At the Sands With Count Basie, which was recorded live in Las Vegas in 1966, with Sinatra in his prime, backed by Count Basie's big band, remains his most popular and is still a big seller. After an extended period of depression and poor health he committed suicide in his Los Angeles home. Some of his best known recordings are "My Way", "New York, New York", "Night and Day", "Love and Marriage", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Strangers in the Night", and "Fly Me To The Moon". Fu Manchu (1980). Sinatra left a vast legacy of recordings, from his very first sides with the Harry James orchestra in 1939, the vast catalogs at Columbia in the 1940s, Capitol in the 1950s, and Reprise from the 1960s onwards, up to his 1994 album Duets II. His final work was on Peter Sellers' The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), although he was briefly part of the crew for another Sellers film - The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Legend has it that Sinatra was buried with a flask of Jack Daniel's whiskey, a roll of dimes (in reference to the kidnapping of his son, see above), a lighter (which some take to be a reference to his mob connections) and a packet of Camel cigarettes.
His output fell in the 1960s and in the 1970s he made only three disappointing films. His longtime friend Jilly Rizzo, who died in a Rancho Mirage car crash shortly before Sinatra's death is buried nearby as is pop star, former Palm Springs mayor and Congressman, Sonny Bono. He also produced such films as the William Holden / Audrey Hepburn comedy Paris When it Sizzles (1964). Theresa next to his parents in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, a quiet, unassuming cemetery near his famous compound in Rancho Mirage which is located on the beautiful, tree-lined thoroughfare that bears his name. His most successful films came in the late 1950s, including Operation Madball (1957), Bell, Book and Candle (1958), Strangers When We Meet and The World of Suzie Wong both 1960. Sinatra was buried a few miles due east of St. After WW II he tried directing, first as co-producer and co-director on Leather Gloves (1948), with William Asher, before his first solo effort on the musical The Sunny Side of the Street (1951). Sinatra's last words were: "I'm losing.".
During the war he served in the US Coast Guard, marrying the actress Susan Peters in November of 1943. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Springs. He began his acting career aged eleven on Broadway, and appeared in his first film in 1934 - John Ford's The World Moves On. A frequent visitor, property owner and benefactor in the Palm Springs, California area, Sinatra wished to be buried in the desert he grew to love so much. Though Sinatra died in 1998 (of multiple ailments) in Los Angeles, his funeral was held some 120 miles east at St. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. In Japan, Frank Sinatra appeared in commercials for All Nippon Airways. Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 - June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director. He continued to perform live until 1995, but the nearly 80-year-old singer often had to rely on teleprompters for his lyrics, to compensate for his failing memory.
Sinatra's singing career continued into the 1990s, most notably with his Duets albums on which he sang with other stars such as U2's Bono. Indeed, Sinatra was furious with Godfather author Mario Puzo over the Fontane character and reportedly confronted Puzo in public with profane threats. The character Johnny Fontane in the book and movie The Godfather is widely viewed as having been inspired by Frank Sinatra and his alleged connections. After he continued he received death threats and was roughed up and his nose was broken.
Comedian Jackie Mason has alleged that after mocking Sinatra in his routine, he received threats and his hotel room was shot up in his presence. A number of alleged incidents have been noted where people who angered Sinatra have been threatend by Giancana's mob. Sinatra had a strong friendship with Sam Giancana who allways wore a sapphire friendship ring given to him by Sinatra, and who ordered the killing of 200 people. Frankie flew into Havana with the Fischettis, with whom he was very friendly, but of course, our meeting had nothing to do with hearing him croon…Everyone brought envelopes of money for Luciano …But more important, they came to pay allegiance to him." The "Havana" allegations - while the basis of rumors for Sinatra's mob ties - have never been proved.
Lucky Luciano was very fond of Frank’s singing. They always told me they had spent a lot of money helping him in his career ever since he was in Tommy Dorsey’s band. As Joseph "Doc" Stacher later recalled of the Havana meeting, "The Italians among us were all very proud of Frank. Among the allegations were the $2 million dollars that Sinatra gave Luciano.
These visits were widely reported by the media and used as further evidence of Sinatra's ties to the mob, haunting him for the rest of his life. Sinatra was also friends with Charles's brother Joseph who ran the Fontainebleau Hotel complex in Miami, who arranged work for him and introduced him to Charles Luciano in Havana. After Luciano's deportation to Italy, Sinatra visited him at least twice, singing at a 1946 Christmas Party and gifting the famed mobster with a gold cigarette case engraved "To my dear pal Charlie, from his friend Frank" the next year. He had associations with and did favours for Charles Fischetti, a notorious Chicago mobster dating back to 1946 according to the FBI. Sinatra was also allegedly personally linked to Willie Moretti, his first wife Nancy Barbato was a cousin of one of his senior henchmen and he sang at his daughter's wedding in 1948. Accoring to testimony from Moretti, Sinatra received help from him in arranging performances in return for kick-backs.
He was convicted of murder in 1921 in connection with an armed robbery in which he had driven the get-away car. One of his uncles, Babe Gavarante, was a member of a Bergen County armed gang connected to the organization of Willie Moretti. Edgar Hoover apparently suspected Sinatra over the years, and Sinatra's file at the FBI ended up at 2,403 pages. Sinatra publicly rejected these accusations many times, and was never charged with any crimes in connection with them. J.
Sinatra was dogged throughout his later career by accusations that he was involved with the Mafia and that his career was aided behind the scenes by associates in organized crime. She remained his wife until his death. They were wed in 1976. Barbara Sinatra divorced her husband Zeppo Marx to marry Sinatra.
They were divorced two years later. Sinatra married actress Mia Farrow, 30 years his junior, in 1966. The kidnappers were subsequently apprehended and convicted and are widely regarded as rather incompetent, amateurish chancers. Because the kidnappers demanded that Sinatra call them only from payphones, Sinatra carried a roll of dimes with him throughout the ordeal, which became a lifetime habit, and supposedly was even buried with one, as mentioned below.
Sinatra paid the kidnappers' $240,000 ransom demand (even offering $1,000,000 if only his son would be returned, though the kidnappers bizarrely turned this offer down), and his son was released unharmed on December 10. was kidnapped. On December 8, 1963, Frank Sinatra, Jr. Sinatra asked Lauren Bacall to marry him, but changed his mind and left her confused and angry.
They were separated on October 27, 1953 but were not divorced until 1957. Sinatra married the actress Ava Gardner on November 7, 1951, only ten days after his divorce from his first wife became final. They were divorced on October 29, 1951. However, his affair with Ava Gardner became public and the couple was separated in 1950.
Although Sinatra did not remain faithful to his wife, he was by many accounts a devoted father. (born January 10, 1943), and Christine "Tina" Sinatra (born June 20, 1948). They had three children together: Nancy Sinatra (born June 8, 1940), Frank Sinatra, Jr. Sinatra was married to his childhood sweetheart Nancy Barbato, in Jersey City, New Jersey on February 4, 1939.
Sinatra shrugged and eventually concluded, as he told Kirk Douglas, "Never fight a Jew in the desert.". Enraged by a casino manager named Carl Cohen, Sinatra dumped hot coffee on Cohen, who responded by punching Sinatra in the mouth so hard it knocked out both of Sinatra's front teeth. Far more than most men, Sinatra's moods careened from hot anger to keen amusement. Hit somebody." After an awed silence, broken only by a few titters on the floor, Sinatra laughed with gusto and the tension was broken.
Make yourself at home, Frank. Rickles, who spared no one during his act, immediately ad libbed: "Here's Frank Sinatra. A series of recent low-grade brawling incidents had been widely covered in the media on the night in 1957 that Sinatra and some of his Rat Pack pals dropped in on the act of insult comedian Don Rickles at a Hollywood club called the Slate Brothers. Asked an innocent question by a reporter outside one of President Kennedy's preinaugural balls, Sinatra barked: "Where are you from? Bulgaria?".
He once ripped a phone out of the wall at the Sands Hotel, broke some windows and set part of the office on fire. Sinatra could be enormously generous and kind, but he always had a hair-trigger temper. As the Rat Pack became the subject of great media attention due to the release of the film Ocean's Eleven, many hotels and casinos, desiring the attention that would come from the presence of Sinatra and the Rat Pack in their properties, relented on their policies of segregation. Sinatra led his fellow members of the Rat Pack in refusing to patronize hotels and casinos that denied service to Sammy Davis Jr., an African-American.
Sinatra played a major role in the desegregation of Nevada hotels and casinos in the 1960s. Together, along with actor Peter Lawford and comedian Joey Bishop, they formed the core of the Rat Pack, a loose group of entertainers who were friends and socialized together. He was friends with many other entertainers, including Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. In the 1950s and 1960s, Sinatra was a popular attraction in Las Vegas.
His position with the label earned him the long-lasting nickname "The Chairman of the Board". By the early 1960s, he was a big enough star to start his own record label: Reprise Records. Sinatra originally recorded for Columbia Records in the 1940s but switched to Capitol Records in the 1950s, where he worked with many of the finest arrangers of the era, most notably Nelson Riddle and Billy May, with whom he made a series of highly regarded recordings. Sinatra, however, insisted the film be removed from distribution after he learned that Lee Harvey Oswald had watched it shortly before he assassinated President Kennedy.
Critics have found Sinatra's performance one of the most chilling portrayals of a psychopath ever committed to film. In 1954, Sinatra played a crazed, coldblooded assassin determined to kill the President in the thriller Suddenly also starring Sterling Hayden. He later appeared in many films, the most noteworthy being The Man with the Golden Arm, and The Manchurian Candidate. His singing career rebounded soon afterward.
Sinatra's singing career was in decline in the late 1940s and early 1950s when he made a spectacular comeback as an actor in From Here to Eternity (1953). Vocalists were not part of the musician union and were allowed to record during the ban by using a capella vocal backing. He later recorded as a solo artist with some success, particularly during the musicians' recording strikes. He was the first singing teen idol.
His vast appeal to the "bobby soxers", as teenage girls were then called, revealed a whole new audience for popular music, which had appealed mainly to adults up to that time. After a brief stint with James, he joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1940 where he rose to fame as a singer. He began singing in small clubs in New Jersey and eventually attracted the attention of trumpeter and band-leader Harry James. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey as the son of a quiet father and a talented, tempestuous mother, Sinatra decided to become a singer after hearing Bing Crosby on the radio.
At 37, Sinatra launched a second career as a film actor, and became admired for a screen persona distinctly tougher than his smooth singing style. Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered one of the finest vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. Download sample of "Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)". The Detective (1968).
Von Ryan's Express (1965). The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Ocean's Eleven (1960). Some Came Running (1958).
Pal Joey (1957). Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) (cameo as piano player). High Society (1956). The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) - Academy Award nomination, Best Actor.
Young at Heart (1955). Guys and Dolls (1955). Suddenly (1954). From Here to Eternity (1953) - Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor.
On the Town (1949). Anchors Aweigh (1945). The House I Live In (1945). Higher and Higher (1944).