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  1. #251
    Quote Originally Posted by Kashmir1012 View Post
    sorry to go so far back in the thread for this post. From all I have read I would have to disagree that he was Bipolar. He was badly behaved...arrogant, selfish, and cruel but not Bipolar. He ran with a "rough" crowd and behaved accordingly. That doesn't make him mentally ill although a case could be made for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
    Personality disorders aren't necessarily mental illness. I'm reading the Kitty Kelley book now. The way Frank is described, I would guess Narcissistic Personality Disorder. And yes, probably OCD too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan33185 View Post
    Great book, I've read it a few times. Check out Tina Sinatra's book as well, very good read. I'm sure the truth about Sinatra is somewhere between those two books, very complex person.
    Thanks, I will!
    Last edited by Gladiolus; 08-27-2013 at 12:13 AM.

  2. #252
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Bulldog Town
    100 today.

    If there was anything Frank Sinatra enjoyed more than a stiff glass of Jack Daniels, it was blowing out the candles on his birthday cake each and every year.

  3. #253
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    Oct 2007
    Houston, TX
    HB Frank! I just watched "From Here to Eternity" last nite. love that movie. I love hearing his Christmas songs and I like his version of New York New York

  4. #254
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    Bulldog Town
    Never cared for the Rat Pack, but they could sing.

  5. #255
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    toronto, canada ( Etobicoke)
    dead 20 years ago today - his music seems passe today

  6. #256
    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    dead 20 years ago today - his music seems passe today
    Passť? Compared to the lyricists of the Great American Songbook, the songwriters of the last 40 years are (with some exceptions) largely illiterate. The old Tin Pan Alley guys had Shakespeare pounded into their heads whether they liked it or not, and we can all be thankful when we hear compositions like this one from Irving Berlin

    Behold the way our fine feathered-friend
    His virtue doth parade.
    Thou knowest not, my dim-witted friend,
    The picture thou hast made.
    Thy vacant brow and thy tousled hair
    Conceal thy good intent.
    Thou noble, upright, truthful, sincere,
    And slightly dopey gent,

    You are:


    My funny valentine
    Sweet, comic valentine
    You make me smile with my heart.

    Your looks are laughable, unphotographable,
    Yet you're my favorite work of art.

    Is your figure less than Greek?
    Is your mouth a little weak?
    When you open it to speak, are you smart?

    Don't change a hair for me,
    Not if you care for me,
    Stay, little valentine, stay!

    Each day is Valentine's Day.

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