• Frank suffered a torn eardrum at birth due to a doctor's forceps.  This kept him out of the military but obviously didn't impede his music career.

  • Martin Sinatra, Frank's father, was a barkeep and a firefighter in Hoboken.  He was a bantam weight boxer and used the name "Marty O'Brien" during his fights.

  • Frank's boyhood idol was Bing Crosby.  He tried to train his own voice to sound like Bing's smooth style of crooning.

  • His favorite drink --- Jack Daniels.

  • His favorite color was orange

  • Frank was buried with a bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey, a pack of Camels, a Zippo lighter, and 10 dimes. Daughter Tina Sinatra said carrying the dimes dated back to the 1963 kidnapping of her brother, when her father wanted to make sure he always had pay phone change. ``I think it came from Frankie's kidnapping, maybe before,'' she said on CNN's ``Larry King Live.'' ``He never wanted to get caught not able to make a phone call. He always carried 10 dimes.'' She placed the dimes in his pocket. Her sister, Nancy, put the bottle of whiskey in Sinatra's pocket and someone else slipped in the cigarettes and lighter.

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