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She Helped Put Sinatra on the Map, Then Fell Off It Herself
'All She Ever
Wanted to Do
Was Sing'

'All She Ever Wanted to Do Was Sing'

Louise Tobin, jazz vocalist who helped discover Sinatra and postponed own career, dies at 104

(Newser) - "All she ever wanted to do was sing." That's how the Denton Record-Chronicle recently described Texas' Mary Louise Tobin, a big-band jazz singer in the '30s and '40s who almost became a national superstar performing with Benny Goodman's band before shelving her career to...

Podcast Tells Story of Sinatra Kidnapping
John Stamos Finally Tells
Story of Sinatra Kidnapping
in case you missed it

John Stamos Finally Tells Story of Sinatra Kidnapping

True crime tale wound its way to the actor, who narrates the podcast

(Newser) - In 1963, Barry Keenan was a young man who wanted to be big news. He heard God’s voice on the radio telling him that kidnapping singer Frank Sinatra's son would be his ticket to the top. "And the radio wasn't even on," actor John Stamos...

COVID-19 Claims '60s Singer Who Refused to Change Name

Trini Lopez embraced Mexican-American heritage despite warnings it would hurt career

(Newser) - Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had a Hammer” in the 1960s and took his talents to Hollywood, died Tuesday. He was 83. Filmmaker P. David Ebersole, who just finished shooting a documentary on Lopez with...

Beyonce, Sinatra Make the Obamas' Playlist
Mix It Up
on Summer

Obamas Mix It Up on Summer Playlist

Drake, Beyonce, Sinatra make the cut

(Newser) - The Obama summer playlist features Drake, Beyonce, Steely Dan, and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow," the AP reports. Former President Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. They include Drake'...

Sox Mark World Series Win With a Yankees Diss

Boston Red Sox blasted Frank Sinatra's 'New York, New York' in the locker room

(Newser) - Like a boy who pulls the ponytails of the girl he secretly likes on the playground, the Boston Red Sox gave a shoutout of sorts to the New York Yankees after winning the World Series Sunday night. In the locker room after emerging victorious 5-1 in Game 5 against the...

Frank Sinatra's Last Wife Dead at 90

Barbara Sinatra was a prominent philanthropist

(Newser) - Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children's advocate and philanthropist who raised millions of dollars to help abused children, died Tuesday at 90, the AP reports. Sinatra died of natural causes at her Rancho Mirage, California, home surrounded by family and friends,...

Nancy Sinatra Burns Trump Over His First Dance Choice

'And now, the end is near'

(Newser) - Per the Hill , Donald and Melania Trump will be dancing to Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as their first dance at his first inaugural ball. (He'll attend three .) How does Frank's daughter Nancy feel about that? She let us know. A Twitter user asked her to...

5 Celeb Couples Who Married in Vegas

And, not all that shockingly, divorced soon after

(Newser) - What happens in Vegas ... often results in a divorce not too much later, at least in the case of these nine celebrity couples rounded up by Radar :
  • Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra: They wed in Sin City in 1966 when Farrow was 21 and Sinatra was 50. They divorced two

Teenage Sinatra's License Sells for $15K

'Francis' got it at age 19, before hitting it big in music

(Newser) - Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license has sold for $15,757 at auction. The yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, typo and all, to Francis Sintra, 841 Garden Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. The license was signed by the then-19-year-old a year before Sinatra got his first big...

Analysis: Sinatra Is Planet's Most Important Person...
Analysis: Sinatra Is Planet's Most Important Person...
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Analysis: Sinatra Is Planet's Most Important Person... least according to Wikipedia ... and its English version

(Newser) - Using methods borrowed from Google, a group of researchers has analyzed all Wikipedia pages and determined that, at least on the English language version of the site, Frank Sinatra is the world's most important person. Second place goes to Michael Jackson, and third to Pope Pius XII. When factoring...

Hitmaking Producer Phil Ramone Dead at 72

Streisand, Sinatra, Billy Joel among artists who worked with him

(Newser) - You may not know his name, but Phil Ramone—one of the most successful music producers of his era—died in a New York hospital this morning at age 72, Billboard reports. He had been admitted late last month with an aortic aneurysm. His incredible career included 14 Grammy awards,...

25 Celebrity Jailbirds
 25 Celebrity 

25 Celebrity Jailbirds

Yep, even Frank Sinatra spent time behind bars

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan may have escaped a jail sentence this time around, but she's been there a few times in the past —and so have these 25 other celebs rounded up by the Huffington Post :
  • Tim Allen: Spent two years in jail after being caught with cocaine and pleading

Occupy Raid Gets Sinatra Treatment

'New York, New York' plays as cops round up protesters

(Newser) - Frank Sinatra and police raids: a marriage made in ... NYC. A local filmmaker has set the police raid of Zuccotti Park to Sinatra's "New York, New York" in a new YouTube video—and it makes for quite a contrast. As Sinatra sings about "the city that never...

Frank Sinatra Took 12 Showers a Day, Widow Barbara Reveals
 Sinatra Took 12 
 Showers a Day 

Sinatra Took 12 Showers a Day

He was obsessed with being 'neat,' widow reveals

(Newser) - Frank Sinatra was known for his handsome looks, and apparently there were quite a few showers behind those looks. "He was a guy who took about 12 showers a day," widow Barbara Sinatra tells ABC News . "I mean, he was neat. And he always smelled of lavender....

Suicide Guy Not Related to Sinatra

He's just some guy named Frank Sinatra Jr.

(Newser) - That guy named Frank Sinatra Jr. who attempted suicide Monday ? Not actually related to Frank Sinatra. Though reports indicated the younger Frank was Ol’ Blue Eyes’ grandson, a family source tells the New York Daily News that’s not true. Frank Sinatra’s 66-year-old son, Frank Sinatra Jr., has...

Sinatra's Grandson Attempts Suicide

Frank Jr.'s son hospitalized after pill OD

(Newser) - Frank Sinatra's grandson is being treated in a California hospital after what's believed to have been a failed suicide attempt. The reclusive 32-year-old son of Frank Sinatra Jr., also named Frank, swallowed too many pills but was conscious when authorities responded to a 911 call from his home, law enforcement...

8 More Stars Who 'Unretired'
 8 More Stars Who 'Unretired' 
a la amanda bynes

8 More Stars Who 'Unretired'

They tried, but just couldn't say goodbye

(Newser) - Just five weeks into her early retirement , Amanda Bynes is back —thank goodness. “As you let the good news sink in, possibly while IMDBing who Amanda Bynes actually is,” Mary Elizabeth Williams writes for Salon , consider eight other public figures who just couldn’t quit:
  • Cher: “

Gals Who Zero In on Famous Guys
 Gals Who Zero In 
 on Famous Guys 
...and vice versa

Gals Who Zero In on Famous Guys

Oksana isn't the only one who got notorious this way

(Newser) - Before she became a household name thanks to her troubled relationship with Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva had another baby with another famous guy: Timothy Dalton. She’s one of those Hollywood women who “use a series of famous partners as stepping-stones to their own notoriety,” writes Ben Widdicombe...

My Way Killings Plague Filipino Karaoke Bars

Bad singers face the final curtain

(Newser) - If you sing My Way at a karaoke bar in the Philippines, the end may be nearer than you realize: A spate of killings of people singing the Frank Sinatra song has prompted many bars to remove it from their playbooks and many Filipinos to avoid singing it. In a...

Comic Soupy Sales Dead at 83
 Comic Soupy Sales 
 Dead at 83 

Comic Soupy Sales Dead at 83

Always willing to take a pie in the face, he battled a variety of illnesses

(Newser) - Soupy Sales, the rubber-faced comedian whose anything-for-a-chuckle career was built on 20,000 pies to the face and 5,000 live TV appearances across a half-century of laughs, died tonight at 83. A longtime friend said Sales died at a hospice in New York, which he entered last week as...

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