An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. In 1971, Frank Sinatra sang his legendary 'retirement concert' in Los Angeles, featuring music which was said to reflect his own life. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, this definitive four-part series weaves the legendary songs he chose with comments from friends and family, as well as never-before-seen footage from home movies and concert performances.
An unprecedented tribute to the beloved showman, with the full participation of the Frank Sinatra Estate.
Part 1 of 4
The opening episode takes us from Sinatra's birth to his early years as a roadhouse performer, revealing the influences behind his meteoric rise. (00:58:33)
The second episode follows Sinatra's growing political profile, his relationship with Ava Gardner and the split from Nancy, his first wife. (00:56:39)
The third episode sees Sinatra turn his career around, the birth of the Rat Pack, his connection with the mob and the unravelling of his relationship with the Kennedys. (00:58:57)
The final episode recounts the kidnap of his son, Frank Jr, his marriage to Mia Farrow and his successful return from retirement. (00:57:40)