Tina Sinatra

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Tina Sinatra
Born (1948-06-20) June 20, 1948 (age 66)
United States
Occupation Actress, singer, film producer
Spouse(s) Wes Farrell
Parents Frank Sinatra, Nancy Barbato

Christina "Tina" Sinatra (born June 20, 1948, Los Angeles) is the youngest child of the American singer and actor Frank Sinatra, and his first wife, Nancy Barbato Sinatra.[1]

Born in Los Angeles, Tina Sinatra was Frank Sinatra's youngest child, following her siblings Nancy (born 1940) and Frank Jr. (born 1944). Her parents divorced when she was three years old.

In 1968 Tina appeared on the album The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas with her father and siblings. She contributed to five tracks on the album, including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and a duet on "O Bambino (One Cold and Blessed Winter)", with her sister. Tina also appeared with her siblings on an episode of Dean Martin's television show with Martin's children.[2]

Sinatra never wished to be a singer like her father and siblings, but took acting classes with Jeff Corey, and appeared in a television mini-series in Germany, where she lived for several years.[2] After returning to the United States, she took more classes with Corey, and appeared in episodes of It Takes a Thief, and Mannix.[2] In her memoir Sinatra wrote of her acting career that though her reviews were generally favourable, she lacked the ambition and confidence to become an actress.[2] Sinatra remained in the entertainment industry, becoming a theatrical agent under Arnold Stiefel, and at one stage represented Robert Blake.[2]

An occasional film producer, she also appeared in the television movie Fantasy Island (1977), which became the pilot program for the long-running TV series of the same title. She was executive producer of the 1992 television mini-series, Sinatra, about her father's life. She was a producer of the 2004 remake of her father's 1962 film, The Manchurian Candidate. A lead actor in The Manchurian Candidate, Frank Sinatra owned the film's legal distribution rights until his death.

In 1974 Sinatra married the musician Wes Farrell at her father's apartment at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.[3] Tina Sinatra published a memoir, My Father's Daughter in 2000, co-written with Jeff Coplon.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ a b c d e Tina Sinatra (2000). My Father's Daughter: A Memoir. Simon and Schuster. pp. 157–. ISBN 978-0-7432-0433-0. 
  3. ^ Nancy Sinatra (1986). Frank Sinatra, My Father. Simon and Schuster. pp. 235–. ISBN 978-0-671-62508-5. 
  4. ^ Tina Sinatra; Jeff Coplon (2000). My Father's Daughter: A Memoir. ISBN 978-0-684-87076-2. OCLC 45008498. 

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