Tina Sinatra is a retired American actress and singer, who later progressed to producing films and TV shows, and writing books in the course of her long-spanning career.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Tina was born Christina Sinatra under the Gemini zodiac sign on 20 June 1948, in Los Angeles, CA, which makes her 73 years old as of early 2022. Her father, Frank Sinatra, was a celebrated singer and actor, and a strong pillar in her life story as she wrote in his memoir; her mother (Frank’s first wife) was Nancy Barbato Sinatra; Tina is the youngest with two siblings, Nancy Sandra Sinatra and Francis Vayne Sinatra, and is of mixed Italian-American decent. Tina’s parents divorced in 1951, after she turned three.
Despite hailing from a musical and creative household, Tina was not interested in following in her father’s footsteps – it took a lot of convincing from her father, but she loved showbiz shortly after she began taking classes with Jeff Corey, who was a skilled acting coach. She attended high school in California – her additional education details are currently unavailable.
Interests and Facts
Tina is a dog lover and has adopted several pet dogs – she is a passionate activist who hit the headlines in 2015 when she began a petition to construct Beverly Hills Community Dog Park.
She is a devoted Christian.
After she completed her acting training under Jeff Corey, Sinatra was featured in the 1969 miniseries “Romeo and Julia,” which aired in Germany where she used to live.
She later returned to the US, and was next seen in a couple of series such as “Adam – 12,” “Mannix,” “McCloud,” and “It Takes a Thief.” Although she didn’t like to sing at the beginning of her career, she appeared alongside her siblings and father in “The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas” album in 1968. She was heard singing in five songs, including “O Bambino (One Cold and Blessed Winter),” which she sang with her sister, and in “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Subsequently, she was seen with her siblings in a Dean Martin TV show alongside Dean’s children.
As Tina’s fame grew, she continued working in major projects – she was Arnold Stiefel’s theatrical agent, and also worked for Robert Blake in the past. In the mid-’70s, her father asked her to manage his career, and she took over his music and film legacy after he passed on.
She became a part-time film producer, and even featured in the TV film “Fantasy Island” in 1977, the pilot of the long-running series “Fantasy Island.”
1992 saw her producing the CBS miniseries “Sinatra,” which was based on the life of her father.
She also produced the remake of Frank Sinatra’s “The Manchurian Candidate” of 1962 in 2004 – the movie’s legal distribution rights belonged to her father until his death.
In 2000, she published the memoir “My Father’s Daughter”, co-written with Jeff Coplon, which received numerous rave reviews, and has been deemed an insightful document on the personality and life of her late father.
It serves as her heartfelt and sincere account of her dad’s failed relationships, emotional loneliness, incorrect life choices, and his essential human nature with all lows and highs which were evident in his public life. Tina was nominated for a Primetime Emmy – Outstanding Limited Series.
In 1970, Tina announced that she was engaged to the American actor Robert Wagner. It’s not clear how the duo met, however, their relationship was short-lived, and they called off their engagement in 1972 for reasons they kept under the wraps. Two years later, she tied the knot with the late Wes Farrell, who was a record producer and musician-songwriter, in a small wedding ceremony held at her father’s apartment in Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace.
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Citing incorrigible differences, their relationship began drifting two years later, and they filed for divorce in 1976.
She began seeing the American producer, author and journalist Richard M Cohen in the early ’80s; they married shortly afterward on 30 January 1981, but parted ways in 1983.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Sinatra is of white descent and has long dark brown hair and a pair of hazel eyes. She‘s of slim build, weighs approximately 128lbs (59kg), and her height is 5ft 4ins (1.65m)
Sinatra has made a name for herself and amassed a fortune from her successful career as a Hollywood producer, singer, actress, and author. According to authoritative sources, she is worth close to $60 million as of early 2022.
Tina Sinatra’s Family
Her Sister, Nancy
Frank’s eldest daughter is an actress and a singer, famously known for her hit song “These Boots are Made for Walking.” Most of her childhood details are similar to those of her sister Tina. She began her career in 1957, when she made an appearance in her dad’s ABC-TV variety series. She was enrolled at UCLA in the late ’50s to study dancing and music, but quit after barely a year. One of her earliest appearances was in her father’s “Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis” of 1960, before she was signed to Reprise Records a year later. She rose to prominence when she started collaborating with songwriter and producer Lee Hazelwood.
Apart from music, Nancy featured in many films and TV series, including 1963’s “Who Killed Wade Walker,” 1968’s “Speedway” by Elvis Presley, “The Sopranos” by HBO in 2000, just to mention a few.
Nancy is the mother of Angela Jennifer, known widely as AJ, and Amanda Catherine, whose father was Hugh Lambert, Nancy’s second husband who died in 1985.
Tina’s Father, Frank Sinatra
Francis Albert Sinatra was a famous American actor and singer, one of the best-selling of all times, who was born in New Jersey in 1914. He started his musical career with the bands of Tommy Dorsey and Harry James, and came to limelight when he signed with the famous Columbia Records to record solo music in 1943.
Frank had political interests, and campaigned for several president’s such as John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. He is among the founding members of “Rat Pack,” which made many films such as 1960’s “Ocean’s Eleven,” 1963’s “Four for Texas,” and “Robin and the Seven Hoods” in 1964. He released many songs and albums, most notable being his “Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back” in 1973.
Frank married his first wife Nancy Barbato in 1939, and they welcomed three children but divorced in the late ’40s. He wedded his second wife, actress Ava Garden in 1951, but they split shortly afterwards. He then married Mia Farrow in 1966, but they divorced two years later. Frank lastly married his fourth wife, Barbara Blakely Marx, and their affair lasted for close to two decades until his demise on 14 May 1998 (at the age of 82) as a result of a heart attack.