An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.
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1992  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Frank Sinatra (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Dolly Sinatra (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Marty Sinatra (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Nancy Barbato Sinatra (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Mia Farrow (4 episodes, 1992)
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 George Evans (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Ava Gardner (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Tommy Dorsey (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Sammy Davis Jr. (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Budd (4 episodes, 1992)
Andrew Bloch
(4 episodes, 1992)
(4 episodes, 1992)
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 Quinlin (4 episodes, 1992)
Danny Gans ...
 Dean Martin (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Hank Sanicola (4 episodes, 1992)
James F. Kelly ...
 John F. Kennedy (4 episodes, 1992)
Matthew Posey ...
 Harry James (4 episodes, 1992)
(4 episodes, 1992)
Jay Robinson ...
 Major Bowes (4 episodes, 1992)
Joris Stuyck
(4 episodes, 1992)
Todd Waring
(4 episodes, 1992)
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 Cooper (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Salvatore 'Sam' 'Momo' Giancana (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Maria Polini (4 episodes, 1992)
Carol Barbee ...
 Marilyn Maxwell (4 episodes, 1992)
David Byrd ...
 Michael Romanoff (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Westbrook Pegler (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Tamby (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Skelly (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Jo Stafford (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Jenny Barbato (4 episodes, 1992)
John LaMotta ...
 Johnny Corrado (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Frankie at 10 (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Bob Weitman (4 episodes, 1992)
Vera Lockwood ...
 Aunt Josie (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Sonny Werblin (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Mike Barbato (4 episodes, 1992)
Tony Simotes ...
 Buddy Rich (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Sy Oliver (4 episodes, 1992)
Marc Grady Adams ...
 Lee Mortimer (4 episodes, 1992)
Pilar Alessandra ...
 Tina Barbato (4 episodes, 1992)
Anthony Barrile ...
 Bart Barbato (4 episodes, 1992)
Jay Bell ...
 Hotel Clerk (4 episodes, 1992)
James Boyce ...
 Kansas City Hotel Clerk (4 episodes, 1992)
Don Carrara ...
 Mr. Bonifazi (4 episodes, 1992)
Christopher Carroll ...
 Bill Henri (4 episodes, 1992)
Dorothea Coelho ...
 Julie Barbato (4 episodes, 1992)
Lisa Collins ...
 Starlet (4 episodes, 1992)
Victor DiMattia ...
 Newsboy (4 episodes, 1992)
Tony Gaetano ...
 Humphrey Bogart (4 episodes, 1992)
Leata Galloway ...
 Billie Holliday (4 episodes, 1992)
Joseph Gargiulo ...
 Joe Fischetti (4 episodes, 1992)
Redmond Gleeson ...
 Cop #1 (4 episodes, 1992)
Jack Jozefson ...
 Burlesque Boss (4 episodes, 1992)
David A. Kimball ...
 Benny Goodman (4 episodes, 1992)
Floyd Levine ...
 Director (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Mr. Cleaves (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Little Nancy at 7-9 (4 episodes, 1992)
Robert Neches ...
 Reporter (4 episodes, 1992)
Marilyn Pitzer ...
 Mrs. Goldberg (4 episodes, 1992)
Jameson Rodgers ...
 Frank Jr. at 4-6 (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Madeline Barbato (4 episodes, 1992)
Rosie Taravella ...
 Mrs. Bonifazi (4 episodes, 1992)
Sal Vecchio ...
 Gangster (4 episodes, 1992)
Samantha Ward ...
 Little Nancy at 3 (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Fred Zinneman (4 episodes, 1992)
David Grah ...
 Bert Allenberg (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Mickey Rudin (4 episodes, 1992)
Shelly Lipkin ...
 Joey Bishop (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Earl Wilson (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Skitch Henderson (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Actor Playing Prew (4 episodes, 1992)
Lou Genevrino ...
 Makeup Man (4 episodes, 1992)
Fred Holliday ...
 Houston Mayor (4 episodes, 1992)
Jo Jones ...
 A.D. (4 episodes, 1992)
Kathleen O'Grady ...
 Actress Playing Alma (4 episodes, 1992)
Corey Rand ...
 Maitre D' (4 episodes, 1992)
Jenny Regli ...
 Tina at 6 (4 episodes, 1992)
Jeff Silverman ...
 Reporter #1 (4 episodes, 1992)
Patricia Supancic ...
 Nancy Jr. at 14 (4 episodes, 1992)
Anthony Vatsula ...
 Mario Cabre (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Mercedes McCambridge (4 episodes, 1992)
Cameron Phillip Williams ...
 Frank Jr. at 10 (4 episodes, 1992)
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An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.

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Biography | Drama

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Release Date:

1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frank Sinatra - Der Weg an die Spitze  »

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| (4 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tina Sinatra offered Ray Liotta the role of Frank Sinatra but he turned it down. Liotta later played Sinatra in The Rat Pack (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Frank is giving Nancy a driving lesson, reflection of camera crew is visible on side of car as she pulls over to park. See more »

Soundtracks

Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
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a top biopic
20 May 2009 | by (Seattle, WA, United States) – See all my reviews

I watched the two-video VHS packet of this, the past two nights, not knowing what to expect, and was amazed at the depth of the portrayal. I've been a low-level fan of Sinatra's ever since the screaming bobby-soxer days, and while I've never read a formal biog, the ins and outs of his career could hardly escape any observant song-lover. So I knew something of his rough spots, and was amazed by how well this film covers the complexity and nuances of Sinatra's persona.

Although the stress seems heavy on his ego, I've not much doubt it was accurate. The guy, in truth, lived a most amazing life; and I felt the honesty of the portrayal to be one of the best, for any biopic I've ever seen. It's to his family's credit that they permitted such honesty.

Casnoff not only did a superb job of the character, but he even looks amazingly like a young Sinatra. It's hard to rate the other performers on that level, but they at least are quite believable. Particularly for the two major women in his life, Nancy and Ava.


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