Tina Sinatra

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Tina Sinatra
Born Christina Sinatra
(1948-06-20) June 20, 1948 (age 68)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, author, producer
Spouse(s) Wes Farrell (m. 1974; div. 1976)
Parent(s) Frank Sinatra
Nancy Barbato
Family Nancy Sinatra (sister)
Frank Sinatra, Jr. (brother)

Christina "Tina" Sinatra (born June 20, 1948, Los Angeles) is an American singer, actor, film producer and memoirist.

Early life[edit]

Tina Sinatra was born on June 20, 1948 in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest child of the American singer and actor Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato Sinatra.[1] She has two full siblings, Nancy and Frank Jr.. Her parents divorced when she was three years old.

Career[edit]

Sinatra appeared on the album The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas with her father and siblings in 1968. 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 Adam-12, 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.

Sinatra published a memoir, My Father's Daughter in 2000, co-written with Jeff Coplon.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 1974 Sinatra married the musician Wes Farrell at her father's apartment at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.[4] She started a petition in favor of the construction of the Beverly Hills Community Dog Park in Beverly Hills, California in 2015.[5]

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. ^ Tina Sinatra; Jeff Coplon (2000). My Father's Daughter: A Memoir. ISBN 978-0-684-87076-2. OCLC 45008498. 
  4. ^ Nancy Sinatra (1986). Frank Sinatra, My Father. Simon and Schuster. pp. 235–. ISBN 978-0-671-62508-5. 
  5. ^ Lelyveld, Nita (December 20, 2015). "First off-leash dog park approved for Beverly Hills". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 6, 2016. Those for and against the dog park started online petitions — the pro one penned by Tina Sinatra, an animal activist and daughter of Frank — and tensions grew as the time for a decision approached. 

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