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Frank Sinatra Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" Frank Sinatra information - please enjoy!

Frank Sinatra Sings His Most Famous Movie Songs
Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack
Frank Sinatra Musicals
The Music of Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra Concert DVD's
Movies About Frank Sinatra

Did You Know?

... that there is a very wonderful Official Sinatra Website.

... that Frank Sinatra idolized Bing Crosby and as a young singer did everything he could to emulate Crosby's vocal style. Sinatra Frank would have the opportunity to work with him on two different films - the musical High Society and the Rat Pack favorite Robin & The Seven Hoods. Learn more in our Tribute to High Society and our Tribute to Bing Crosby.

... that Frank Sinatra always credited Gene Kelly with teaching him how to dance. They made three movies together over the course of their careers: Anchors Aweigh, On the Town (pictured here) and Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Learn more in our Tribute to Gene Kelly

... that many people claim that the storyline of singer/actor Johnny Fontaine in The Godfather was based on Frank Sinatra and his real-life quest to win the role of Maggio in From Here to Eternity. This may or may not be true. What is true is that Sinatra felt certain that he was right for the part and that this movie could resurrect his fading career and campaigned heavily for the role. Studio executives were reluctant to hire him. The part about Mob pressure and decapitated horse heads most likely is fiction. Most people believe that then-wife Ava Gardner (at the height or her career) used her influence to get her husband the part.

... that Frank Sinatra directed one movie during his career. A war movie called None But the Brave. It was semi-controversial at the time, telling the story of American and Japanese troops stranded on an island during World War II who have to stop fighting and cooperate in order to stay alive.

... that in 1963, Frank Sinatra's teenage son Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped. Frank Sinatra paid the ransom and his son was returned safely. The kidnappers were then caught by police shortly thereafter. A movie about the bumbling kidnappers called Stealing Sinatra was made in 2001.

... that the role of Dirty Harry was written for Frank Sinatra. When he turned it down, the producers offered it to John Wayne. It was only after Wayne turned it down that it was given to Clint Eastwood.

... that in 2008 Frank Sinatra was honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a commemorative stamp.

... that in 1985 President Ronald Reagan presented Frank Sinatra with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

... that Frank Sinatra was an amateur painter. One of his paintings was used as the cover to his 1958 album Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely (pictured here).

... there were many rumors about Frank Sinatra's associations with certain New York Mafia members. Is it true? The FBI definitely believed it to be true. Courtesy of the Freedom of Information Act, you can read the un-redacted portions of Frank Sinatra's FBI file.

On Location

Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Frank Sinatra is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Frank Sinatra's stars:

Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

1600 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA

Walk of Fame Star

6538 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Walk of Fame Star

1637 Vine St..
Hollywood, CA

Former Home of Frank Sinatra
915 Foothill Road
Beverly Hills, CA

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Ocean's 11

Ever Loving Adelaide ( Guys and Dolls ):

"I'll be respectable and nice - Give up cards and dice, - And go for shoes and rice - So gentlemen, deal me out - Do not try to feel me out - I got no more evenings free (you may scratch me) - Since Adelaide, Adelaide, ever loving Adelaide - Is taking a chance (talk about your long shots) - Taking a chance on me."

How many movies did Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly make together?