Frank and Dean for Reagan “Pre Concert Press Conference”

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin join their old Hollywood pal Ronald Reagan (then a candidate for president) and his wife Nancy in this 1979 press conference in Boston prior to a fundraising concert:

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Tom Dreesen Recalls a Tear Jerking Frank Sinatra Moment

Comedian Tom Dreesen recalls a bittersweet moment that happened during a concert late in Frank Sinatra’s career:

At the time this incident happened Tom Dreesen was touring with Frank Sinatra as his opening act. Speaking of the anonymous audience member who encouraged Sinatra, Dreesen declares, “…that fan brought him from the ashes that night.”

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Sinatra Talks About Stage Fright, Fan Mail and More

In this wide-ranging interview from 1988, Frank Sinatra talks to Larry King about political involvement, fan mail, international fame, the reason for humming, Pavarotti, why he still sings, being considered “over-the-hill”, stage fright, and more:

On stage fright, Sinatra says, “The first four or five seconds, I tremble every time I take the step and I walk out of the wing onto the stage, because I keep thinking to myself, ‘I wonder if it will be there.'”

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Sinatra Shares His Tomato Sauce Recipe with Dinah Shore

In this appearance by Frank Sinatra on Dinah Shore’s TV show, he shares his recipe for a fresh tomato sauce:

Dinah Shore’s daytime television show Dinah’s Place aired on NBC from 1970 to 1974. This episode feature Frank Sinatra aired on September 9, 1970.

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Larry King Interviews Frank Sinatra (1988)

Check out this Larry King interview of Frank Sinatra from May 13, 1988:

Topics discussed by Mr. Sinatra include: Why Frank doesn’t do more interviews; people who write kiss-and-tell books (whom Frank refers to as “pimps and whores”); and why Sinatra doesn’t bother responding to scandalous accusations against him.

It should be noted that the gossipy Sinatra biography His Way by Kitty Kelly had been publish just two years before this interview was recorded.

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Frank Sinatra Interviewed by his Daughter Nancy Sinatra

Here is an interesting bit of a television interview between Nancy Sinatra and her father Frank:

The questions Nancy asked Frank included “Can you be objective and tell me what kind of a father you are?” and “How do you think Frankie and Tina and I have behaved as kids?” This interview first aired on the old Geraldo television program hosted by Geraldo Rivera.

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“Why Try To Change Me Now” by Frank Sinatra (1959)

Listen to Frank Sinatra as he sings “Why Try to Change Me Now” in this 1959 recording:

The song “Why Try to Change Me Now” was written by songwriting team of Cy Coleman and Joseph Allan McCarthy. This was actually not Sinatra’s first recording of this song. He recorded a version of it in 1952 as part of his final recording for Columbia Records.

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Frank and Dean Meet Their New Year’s Eve Dates in This Funny Sketch

In this funny comedy sketch from the Dean Martin Show, Frank and Dean arrive for a New Year’s Eve house party…that doesn’t end up as they expected:

Lots of funny stuff there, including this bit:

Kay Medford: Frankie, do you go out with girls yet?
Frank: No, ma’am, I’m saving myself.
Kay: For when you get married?
Dean: No, for when he gets divorced.

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Frank Sinatra on the First Dean Martin Show (1965)

Dean Martin aired the first episode of this long-running variety TV show on September 16, 1965. And who better to have as a guest on that first episode than his good friend Frank Sinatra.

The Dean Martin Show would run for 9 years, from 1965 to 1974. Frank Sinatra would appear on the program many times, as would many other classic stars from that era of showbiz.

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1988 Interview with Frank Sinatra in Australia

Before his 1988 concert in Australia, Frank Sinatra sat down for an interesting interview with journalist Clive James. Topics discussed include whether Sinatra still likes singing; the press; the quality of contemporary song writing and the importance of lyrics.

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