Frank Sinatra (born December 12, 1915; died May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, producer, and businessman. He was one of the most popular and influential singers of the 20th century, who owned a casino on the border of Nevada and California where he performed with other celebrities of the time. He had to give up his shares of the hotel when his gambling license was revoked in 1963, due to his alleged connections with members of the American Mafia. This continued until 1981 when his license was reinstated due to support from President Ronald Reagan.
In 1977, in the alternate timeline that was created when an elderly Biff Tannen traveled from 2015 to 1955 with a sports almanac to make himself rich, Sinatra told Tannen that his friends in Las Vegas would no longer take bets from him. Frank gave Biff advice, telling him that if he "can't beat the house, be the house". Biff misunderstood, and told Frank that he's been buying up property for years.
Behind the scenes
- Frank Sinatra dated Marilyn Monroe for a few months in 1962.
- He often teamed up with comedian Jerry Lewis, and performed in some of the telethons that Jerry Lewis hosted to raise money for muscular dystrophy.