Die Hard was a sequel to the 1968 movie “The Detective” starring Frank Sinatra. As such, 20th Century Fox were contractually obliged to offer Sinatra the leading role. He turned it down due to his age.
Frank Sinatra’s publicist auditioned and paid girls $5 to scream at his early performances to get the crowd excited.
Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack are widely credited with helping end segregation in Las Vegas, by refusing to perform in venues that wouldn’t allow blacks.
After gaining a job as a singing waiter in 1938, Frank Sinatra boasted that he would “become so big that no one could ever touch him”.
Frank Sinatra was buried with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pack of Camel cigarettes.
Frank Sinatra helped as a liaison between the leader of Chicago’s mafia and the Kennedy family during the ’60 primary, in order to get Union backing. When Kennedy reneged on his promises after being elected Sinatra was punished by having to play 8 straight nights at the crime bosses club.