Frank Sinatra, the ultimate entertainer who did it ‘his way’, the drunk way

Ah, the bad old days and the bad old heroes.

Lords of the Drinks

Frank Sinatra (right) and his buddy Dean Martin in a classic pose; smoking and drinking on a night out. Frank Sinatra (right) and his buddy Dean Martin in a classic pose; smoking and drinking on a night out.

Few people have left a bigger legacy in the American show business as Frank Sinatra (1915-1998). His songs are still played all over the world and he also had a flourishing career starring in movies and musicals. In Las Vegas he was the main attraction to lure gamblers into the casino’s. In this role he hosted parties where he became good friends with important people like John F. Kennedy as well as some of the highest ranked mobsters in the United States. Sure his career knew ups and downs but the total picture  was quite impressive for a man who was also known for his heavy drinking. Many times the nickname “Watery Bloodshot Eyes’ seemed more appropriate than “Ol’ Blue Eyes”. But just when many people had written him off in the sixties…

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