Luck Be a Lady

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"Luck Be a Lady" is a song written and composed by Frank Loesser in 1950 and first performed by Robert Alda. The song was featured in the musical Guys and Dolls. The lyrics relate the point of view of a gambler, Sky Masterson, who hopes that he will win a bet, the outcome of which will decide whether or not he is able to save his relationship with the girl of his dreams.

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  • In December 2011, Cîroc began airing an advertising campaign featuring Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and others in scenes reminiscent of the original Rat Pack, with a recording of Frank Sinatra singing "Luck Be a Lady" playing throughout the commercial as mood music.[2]
  • Frank Sinatra's version features prominently in the film Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), when Robin Williams' character, Daniel Hillard, is given a makeover to "become" a woman.
  • The song was used in the original sound track from The Cooler (2003), a movie which deals with casino life (and death) in Las Vegas.


  1. ^ "Jack Jones - Bewitched". Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Diddy's Luck Be A Lady Cîroc Commercial (extended version) [Video]". 21 December 2011.

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