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Sinatra- Behind the Legend

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  • ISBN: 9780330441469
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In this freshly revised edition of his classic biography, bestselling author J Randy Taraborrelli takes Frank Sinatra's vast audience where it has never been before: deep inside the private life and affairs of this complex, emotional man. The reality of the Sinatra story is all here - rife with sex, danger, inspiration and show-business politics. The author provides astonishing details of Sinatra's many tempestious romances, including those with with Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow, Juliet Prowse and Marilyn Monroe. The reader will learn about his romantic, platonic, and at times even volatile relationship with Elizabeth Taylor; the sad and touching story of Sinatra's relationship with Nancy Reagan; the long-term feud between Frank and his daughter Nancy and how his loss of memory in his final years affected his performance. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Sinatra's closest friends and associates, and on scores of legal documents, the author explains Frank Sinatra's often tortured but always rewarding life and career in a balanced, informed and honest manner. From the Back Cover Frank Sinatra was one of the most influential and talented entertainers the world has ever seen. He was also one of the most complex - generous, a loyal friend, a champion of causes, a devoted son and father, a womanizer and a volatile, loud-mouthed tough-guy. From the women he loved, including Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow and Marilyn Monroe, to his ties to the Rat Pack, and from his mob connections to his friendship with the Kennedys, Frank's life was full of excitement, danger and passion. Acclaimed biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli now gets to the heart of the man as he reveals how the skinny Italian kid from New Jersey with a voice and a dream became an international superstar. Sinatra: Behind the Legend is based on many years of in-depth research, including hundreds of interviews. The result is a compelling and honest tribute to a man whose songs touched a chord in all of us. 'Even if you're not a fan of Ol' Blue Eyes, Taraborrelli's mesmerizing Sinatra is worth reading to remind yourself that, at its very best, showbiz biography can be both an art and a craft' Kathryn Hughes, Daily Mail 'J. Randy Taraborrelli reveals explosive new details on the star's suicide attempts, love affairs and doomed marriages'Express Author Bio J. Randy Taraborrelli is a highly-acclaimed biographer, whose bestselling titles include Madonna: An Intimate Biography, Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness, Elizabeth, Once Upon a Time: The Story of Princess Grace, Prince Rainier and their Family, Call Her Miss Ross and Sinatra: The Man and the Myth. He is also a CBS-TV news analyst and lives in California.