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Frank Sinatra's California Villa Up For Sale


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Frank Sinatra's custom-designed California villa has gone on sale for $3.9 million.

The 'New York, New York' singer - who passed away aged 82 in 1998 - lived in the property for over a decade in the 70s and is said to have used his private helicopter to fly guests in for parties with himself and the other members of the Rat Pack including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.

The stunning villa - which is now on the market for almost $4 million - is hidden in the mountains above California's Coachella Valley and boasts three bedrooms and six bathrooms in the main house as well a further three beds and five baths in the guest house.

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Bill Cosby Accused Of Raping Sammy Davis, Jr.'S Ex-girlfriend


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Bill Cosby has been accused of raping Sammy Davis, Jr.'s girlfriend in the 1970s.

Actress Katherine MCKee, 65, who appeared on The Bill Cosby Show in 1971, claims she was attacked by the veteran comedian at a hotel in Michigan while she was dating the legendary singer. She alleges the incident happened after she went to his room to bring him some dinner.

She tells the New York Daily News, "Back then, I was Sammy's road wife. He had an open marriage, and we were lovers. That's how it went... He (Cosby) was a buddy. He knew I was Sammy's girl... I remember I walked in the door (of Cosby's hotel room to bring him some dinner), and he had a robe and cap on. He took the ribs from my hands and just grabbed me."

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Sammy Davis, Jr.'S Daughter Wants To Take Dad's Story To Broadway


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The daughter of Rat Pack star Sammy Davis, Jr. wants to take her dad's life story to Broadway.

Tracey Davis has just released her memoir, A Personal Journey With My Father, which commemorates the 24th anniversary of the beloved singer's death, and she's hoping interest in her new book will lead to a New York stage show.

She says, "When I think about dad, most of his career was on the stage, live. I've been thinking about it for years and I just said, 'Where else does he belong?' You can do all the singing and dancing and acting and kind of go through history at the same time. I think it's a perfect natural fit."

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Goldberg Regrets Skipping Davis, Jr.'S Last Birthday


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Whoopi Goldberg has one big regret in life - missing out on the chance to party with Hollywood icon Sammy Davis, JR. days before he died following a battle with throat cancer.

The Ghost actress, a self-confessed recluse who's previously battled drug addiction, was invited to join the Rat Pack star and his famous friends to celebrate his 64th birthday in 1990 - but she let her fear of big crowds get the better of her and chose not to attend.

Goldberg was left in shock when Davis, Jr. passed away shortly afterwards, on 16 May, 1990 - and she admits her party snub was the biggest mistake she's ever made.

She tells Oprah Winfrey, "There's nothing in my life that I'm ashamed of except one thing - I had the opportunity when Sammy Davis had his last birthday to go and be with him at this giant birthday party and I didn't go, and he died a couple weeks later.

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Rat Pack Revived In New Broadway Musical


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A musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, JR. is heading for the Broadway stage.


Producers are planning to revive the stage version of Sinatra's Robin and the 7 Hoods for a new show - a comedy about gangsters in 1950s Chicago, Illinois that originally co-starred the trio.


Producer Bruce Charet says: "It's a fascinating little moment in history when the old culture met the sexual revolution. It is the Rat Pack and James Bond and Playboy - this very attractive, sexy period when all people were interested in doing was getting laid and drinking martinis."


The show is hoped to be ready by spring 2010.

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