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Old 07-23-2018, 06:39 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I never claimed to know.


But the Wilki article brought up an interesting fact, the lyricist behind that song was none other than TV's Sergeant Ernest Bilko, known in real-life as Phil Silvers.
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:00 AM
 
Location: England
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Who knew?....... I had seen Frank Sinatra mention this song as being written for his daughter Nancy. The two writers of the song let him believe this to be so. Although, 'Bessie with the smiling face' doesn't sound right does it?........

It is a beautiful song for sure, whoever it was written for originally........



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTdwFYxv_ro
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Wow....Frank left her for Ava Gardner? And Nancy apparently held no bitterness toward him.

https://variety.com/2018/film/people...fe-1202873564/
Sometimes things have a way or turning out ok if the kids and ex are well taken care of and not left abandoned like some..
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Yes he did. Ava cast a spell on Frank, and he couldn't live without her. He loved Nancy, but his real passion was for Ava Gardner. It burned hot, and never really was extinguished.

She must have been an amazing woman. I have seen streets named after Ava, in two different locations in Spain, and a statue to her in Tossa de Mar.

But, he was always loyal in his way, to Nancy, the mother of his children. She returned that loyalty all her life.

I have seen a photo of Frank hugging Nancy in his old age. She was always there in the background, and Ava, Mia, and Barbara, all knew to speak of her with respect.
Frank sent flowers to Ava s funeral and some say a limo drove up with blacked out windows but no one got out...
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-...ng-Ava-Gardner
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Sinatra sure had some golden pipes.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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The man had a voice of an angel but was a bully and had a very wicked streak...Andy Williams tells of one event in his company when a drunk spilled drink over someone in Franks company.. Frank quickly ordered his heavies to take the man outside and broke his nose... nice man..Dean Martin told of Franks temper and how he had to save a man in Franks private plane from being thrown out the door... after he had disagreed with Frank...https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obi...k-Sinatra.html looks like Sinatra had a mental disorder.

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Old 08-16-2018, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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The man had a voice of an angel but was a bully and had a very wicked streak...Andy Williams tells of one event in his company when a drunk spilled drink over someone in Franks company.. Frank quickly ordered his heavies to take the man outside and broke his nose... nice man..Dean Martin told of Franks temper and how he had to save a man in Franks private plane from being thrown out the door... after he had disagreed with Frank...https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obi...k-Sinatra.html looks like Sinatra had a mental disorder.
Yes! Great singer; not a good person. Glad you provided some balance.
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