Author: Michael O'Neill
From newspaper delivery boy to the most famous voice in the world, he lived the impossible dream. He was a man adored, leading a life filled with glamour, a life that was gifted with a talent like no other; a voice to enrapture all who heard it. Welcome to Frank Sinatra's world. Teen idol, Rat Pack legend, Las Vegas god and silver screen star, his mesmerising and emotionally tangled career sped in a glittering are across 60 turbulent years from 1935 to 1995.
His life was as complex and complicated as the man himself: fiery husband to Ava Gardner, friend of the Kennedy's, alleged confidant to Mafia bosses.
Frank Sinatra bathed in the attentions of the great and the good, but when his heart was touched he gave generously to those less fortunate.
Not many men have the lights on the Empire State Building dimmed for their departure from this life: but the inimitable Frank Sinatra was one of them.