Christina Sinatra (born June 20, 1948) is an American businesswoman, film producer, Hollywood agent and memoirist.
June 20, 1948
|Occupation||Actress, singer, author, producer|
(m. 1974; div. 1976)
Richard M. Cohen
(m. 1981; div. 1983)
|Family||Nancy Sinatra (sister)|
Frank Sinatra Jr. (brother)
Christina Sinatra was born on June 20, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, the youngest child of the American singer and actor Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato Sinatra. She has two siblings, Nancy and Frank Jr. Her parents divorced when she was three years old.
Sinatra never wished to be a singer like her father and siblings, but took acting classes with Jeff Corey, and appeared opposite Hampton Fancher in the 1969 television mini-series Romeo und Julia 70 in Germany, where she lived for several years. After returning to the United States, she took more classes with Corey, and appeared in episodes of Adam-12, It Takes a Thief, McCloud (TV series), and Mannix.
Despite her hesitance to sing, Sinatra appeared on the album The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas with her father and siblings in 1968. She contributed to five tracks on the album, including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and a duet on "O Bambino (One Cold and Blessed Winter)", with her sister. Tina also appeared with her siblings on an episode of Dean Martin's television show with Martin's children.
In her memoir, she wrote of her acting career that though her reviews were generally favorable, she lacked the ambition and confidence to become an actress. Sinatra remained in the entertainment industry, becoming a theatrical agent under Arnold Stiefel, and at one stage represented Robert Blake. At her father’s request, in the 70s she began to take charge of parts of the elder Sinatra’s career. Upon her father's death, Tina Sinatra took control of Frank Sinatra's film and music legacy.
An occasional film producer, she also appeared in the television movie Fantasy Island (1977), which became the pilot program for the long-running TV series of the same title. She was executive producer of the 1992 CBS television mini-series, Sinatra, about her father's life. She was also a producer of the 2004 remake of her father's 1962 film, The Manchurian Candidate. A lead actor in The Manchurian Candidate, Frank Sinatra owned the film's legal distribution rights until his death.
Sinatra published a memoir, My Father's Daughter, in 2000, co-written with Jeff Coplon.
On January 30, 1981, Sinatra married Richard M Cohen. They divorced on January 11, 1983.
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- Tina Sinatra; Jeff Coplon (2000). My Father's Daughter: A Memoir. ISBN 978-0-684-87076-2. OCLC 45008498.
- Joyce Haber (June 30, 1970). "Tina Sinatra Plans To Marry Wagner". The Ithaca Journal.
- Nancy Sinatra (1986). Frank Sinatra, My Father. Simon and Schuster. pp. 235–. ISBN 978-0-671-62508-5.
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- Lelyveld, Nita (December 20, 2015). "First off-leash dog park approved for Beverly Hills". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
Those for and against the dog park started online petitions — the pro one penned by Tina Sinatra, an animal activist and daughter of Frank — and tensions grew as the time for a decision approached.