Frank Sinatra Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th January 2016

Fact: Dionne Warwick, Wayne Newton and Tony Danza were among the stars who turned out for a special tribute to Frank Sinatra at New York City's iconic Friars Club. The music legend, who died in 1998, was the focus of a special evening in the Big Apple on Monday (11Jan16) to mark 100 years since his birth in 1915, dubbed Sinatra at 100, which was hosted by veteran newsman Larry King.

13th December 2015

Fact: Tributes have been paid to Frank Sinatra on Saturday (12Dec15), on what would have been the legendary crooner's 100th birthday. Kevin Spacey, Seth MACFarlane, Tony Bennett and Alec Baldwin were among hundreds of fans who posted messages on to celebrate the life of the musical icon, who died aged 82 in 1998.

15th June 2015

Fact: Frank Sinatra's social diary, packed with details about his famous friends and associates, has sold for $8,960 (£5,900) at auction. The little black book features contacts with the likes of John Wayne, Sidney Poitier and Jerry Weintraub.

14th December 2014

Fact: Musicians Michael Buble, Nick Jonas and Marky Ramone and actors Tony Danza and Vincent Pastore were among the guests who joined Frank Sinatra's family, friends and fans at his favourite New York restaurant on Friday (12Dec14) to celebrate what would have been the legendary crooner's 99th birthday. The gathering took place at Patsy's and featured a Sinatra covers performance from Steve Maglio and a three-hour satellite radio broadcast, which featured interviews with the icon's kids Frank Sinatra, Jr. and Tina Sinatra, and Buble.

6th November 2014

Fact: Comedian Seth Macfarlane tested his singing skills by covering Frank Sinatra classics during a karaoke session at a piano bar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the weekend (01-02Nov14). Footage obtained by shows him attempting Sinatra's Luck Be a Lady and swearing when he forgets the lyrics.

18th April 2014

Fact: To mark Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday next year (15), bosses at whiskey distiller Jack Daniel's have come up with a special blend in honour of the late Rat Pack legend. Sinatra Select is on sale for $240 (£150).

5th December 2013

Fact: A New York penthouse apartment designed and owned by Frank Sinatra has been placed on the market for just under $5.6 million (£3.73 million), four months after it initially went up for sale. The property's current owner originally attempted to offload the pad for $7.7 million (£5.13 million), but has since slashed the price and offered it fully furnished.

16th September 2013

Fact: Rapper Drake helped U.S. talk show host Jimmy Fallon beat actress Scarlett Johansson and hip-hop star Black Thought in a game of charades during Friday's (13Sep13) episode of LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon. The Best I Ever Had hitmaker successfully guessed the tiebreaker - Frank Sinatra song Fly Me To The Moon - after the Tv presenter went head-to-head with Johansson to act out the phrase.

4th June 2013

Quote: "Capitol Records, in the actual studio he recorded in, (with) the actual microphone he recorded with as well... The sensation of using that microphone was an amazing experience, along with the 60-piece orchestra that was there too." Glee star Matthew Morrison had to pinch himself as he recorded his new album of Broadway standards, Where It All Began, when he realised he was using Frank Sinatra's old equipment.

14th May 2013

Tweet: "Today marks the 15th anniversary of my father's death and there is still unspeakable sadness." Frank Sinatra's singer daughter Nancy is still mourning the death of the legendary entertainer.

1st May 2013

Fact: Tv executives at America's HBO network are putting together a four-hour mini-series about Frank Sinatra. The documentary, which will air over four nights next year (14), will feature previously unseen home movies and private performances from the late music legend.

1st August 2012

Fact: A New York penthouse apartment which was once owned by Frank Sinatra is set to go on the market for $7.7 million (£4.8 million). The Manhattan duplex boasts four bedrooms and six bathrooms and still bears the late legend's touch - he helped to design the pad during construction in 1961.

10th July 2012

Fact: Late crooner Frank Sinatra and his longtime agent and friend Guy MCElwaine are to be honoured at a shared booth dedication ceremony at one of Beverly Hills' most famous restaurants on Tuesday (10Jul12). Sinatra's daughter Tina is scheduled to attend the unveiling at La Dolce Vita, where the two old pals used to dine with celebrities like Gregory Peck and Sammy Davis, Jr.

6th October 2011

Quote: "He changed my life. I was moderately popular then Frank called me the best he's heard. Since then I sold out around the world." Veteran crooner Tony Bennett credits Frank Sinatra with helping launch his global career.

7th February 2011

Quote: "They offered to fly me to Paris one weekend when I was nine years old to meet him and see the show and I said, 'I can't, I'm going horse riding'. That's the biggest regret of my life." Former child star Coleen Nolan is upset she missed out on the chance to meet Frank Sinatra.

10th December 2010

Quote: "I stare every single night at a portrait of Sinatra. And he's got such a smirk on his face... Some days I think he's smiling positively, some days I think he's looking at me going, 'So, what have you got', you know? But every night I go and I look at that picture of Frank and I go, 'OK, here we go', every single night." Jon Bon Jovi salutes his hero Frank Sinatra before every one of his band's gigs.

20th January 2010

Quote: "I'm trying to talk him into it... The issue would be, you have the younger Frank, then you have the older Frank, then you have the middle-aged Frank... and so there's gonna be an interesting casting situation." Movie mogul Martin Scorsese on his plans to make a Frank Sinatra biopic with Leonardo Dicaprio.

26th December 2009

Quote: "It's Frank Sinatra who reminds me of Christmas. During the school holidays, I used to work behind the bar in my dad's restaurant and he'd always play Sinatra records. So that association is very strong for me." Pop star George Michael feels festive when hears records by Ol' Blue Eyes.

10th June 2009

Fact: Actor Tony Curtis has revealed Jack Lemmon's character in Some Like It Hot was originally to be played by Frank Sinatra. Director Billy Wilder picked Lemmon after telling Curtis, "I think Frank would be too much trouble".

14th May 2009

Fact: Moviemaker Martin Scorsese has signed on to direct a new biopic about Frank Sinatra. The Oscar winner will take charge of Field of Dreams screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson's script, according to Daily Variety.

16th October 2008

Quote: "If he was alive today, I would probably be a stalker or he would have me as a member of the Rat Pack." DIDDY on his admiration for late crooner Frank Sinatra.

11th February 2008

Fact: Alicia Keys opened the 50th Grammy Awards with a duet with late singing legend Frank Sinatra. Keys sang Learning the Blues, accompanied by Sinatra on a giant screen.

3rd February 2008

Quote: "They would have put me in the Rat Pack. You'd better believe that." Snoop Dogg is confident he would have impressed the late Frank Sinatra with his rapping skills.

26th November 2007

Quote: "We acquired an astonishing number of eminent fans: several secretaries of state, chiefs of staff, chancellors of universities. Frank Sinatra never missed a show, and Tom Hanks knows the name of every episode." Patrick Stewart on the broad impact of the Star Trek phenomenon.

14th September 2007

Quote: "People are going to say things. Like MARILYN and JFK (former U.S. president John F. Kennedy) or Frank Sinatra. It's just history repeating itself." Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan compares her liaison with British model CALUM BEST to some of history's famous romances.

31st July 2006

Quote: "You know what? I'm not a big fan of the movie. I thought the scenes went on so long it was like watching paint dry." Patrick Swayze didn't take inspiration from the original Frank Sinatra movie of Guys and Dolls for his own West End interpretation.

27th July 2006

Fact: Slipknot stars COREY TAYLOR and JAMES ROOT have shot their new Stone Sour video for THROUGH GLASS in Frank Sinatra's former Chatsworth, California hilltop home. Poison star CC DeVILLE has a cameo in the promo.

1st June 2006

Fact: Michael Bolton and fiancee NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN sing a duet on his new album Bolton Swings Sinatra, but they also have another link to the famous crooner. Sheridan grew up in a house once owned by Frank Sinatra.

1st June 2006

Quote: "I think I'm gonna be out on the road for about 10 months and I plan on the Sinatra lighter coming out on tour with me; I'm just gonna take it with me for special luck." Michael Bolton plans to take the inscribed Frank Sinatra lighter the late crooner's daughter TINA gave him on tour with him when he promotes new covers album Bolton Swings Sinatra.

1st June 2006

Fact: Crooner Michael Bolton's Frank Sinatra tribute album has flopped in its first week on release in the US - BOLTON SWINGS SINATRA, which features a duet between the singer and his fiancee, actress Nicollette Sheridan, sold a disappointing 20,000 copies to debut at a lowly number 51.

25th May 2006

Fact: Frank Sinatra's daughter TINA is so impressed with crooner Michael Bolton's tributes to her father on his new album MICHAEL BOLTON SWINGS SINATRA she has given him one of the late legend's inscribed gold lighters as a good luck charm.

16th March 2006

Fact: Michael Bolton has recorded a duet with fiancee Nicollette Sheridan for his upcoming album, BOLTON SWINGS SINATRA - a collection of songs that were previously recorded by music legend Frank Sinatra. The couple want to keep the song they recorded together a secret until the album is released.

10th March 2006

Fact: Crooner Michael Bolton made sure he got as close to Frank Sinatra's sound as possible for his new tribute album to Ol' Blue Eyes - he recorded the project in Sinatra's favourite studio at the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles.

5th November 2005

Fact: <p>Bruce Willis made his acting debut as an extra in 1980 Frank Sinatra movie FIRST DEADLY SIN. </p>

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