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.The Rat Pack was a group of actors originally centered on Humphrey Bogart.^ He was a maitre d' for the original Rat Pack.
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^ Original Rat Pack maitre d' is back .
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^ Nobody is alive from the original Rat Pack.
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In the mid-1960s it was the name used by the press and the general public to refer to a later variation of the group, after Bogart's death, that called itself "the summit" or "the clan," featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop, who appeared together on stage and in films in the early-1960s, including the movie Ocean's Eleven.[1]
.Despite its reputation as a masculine group, the Rat Pack did have female participants, including movie icons Shirley MacLaine, Lauren Bacall, Angie Dickinson, Marilyn Monroe, and Judy Garland.^ The biggest female star associated with the Rat Pack would have to have been Marilyn Monroe.

^ A few women–Shirley MacLaine and Lauren Bacall were honorary members.
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^ The women who hung out with the Rat Pack were legend: Lauren Bacall, Juliet Prowse, Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine, Marilyn Monroe.
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The fifties Rat Pack

.The name "Rat Pack" was first used to refer to a group of friends in Hollywood, including the young Frank Sinatra.^ The Rat Pack has 794 friends.
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^ At press conferences Sinatra rejected the use of the term 'Rat Pack'.
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^ (Frank never liked the name "Rat Pack."
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[2][3] .Several explanations have been offered for the famous name over the years.^ Several explanations have been offered for the famous name over the years.
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According to one version, the group's original "Den Mother," Lauren Bacall, after seeing her husband (Bogart) and his friends return from a night in Las Vegas, said words to the effect of "You look like a goddamn rat pack[2]." "Rat Pack" may also be a shortened version of "Holmby Hills Rat Pack," a reference to the home of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall[2][4] which served as a regular hangout.
.The name may also refer to the belief that an established pack of rats will belligerently reject an outsider who tries to join them ("Never rat on a rat"[2]).^ (Frank never liked the name "Rat Pack."
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^ His look and sound references the Rat Pack.
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^ Education > Reference > Encyclopedia > pack rat .
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.So called "visiting members" included Errol Flynn, Nat King Cole, Mickey Rooney and Cesar Romero, however.^ The Nat King Cole Trio .
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^ Nat King Cole .
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^ LET THERE BE LOVE (Nat King Cole) 28.
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.According to Stephen Bogart, the original members of the Holmby Hills Rat Pack were Sinatra (pack master), Garland (first vice-president), Bacall (den mother), Sid Luft (cage master), Bogart (rat in charge of public relations), Swifty Lazar (recording secretary and treasurer), Nathaniel Benchley (historian), David Niven, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, George Cukor, Cary Grant, Rex Harrison, and Jimmy Van Heusen.^ Do you have any images related to rat pack?
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^ Be the first to talk about "The Rat Pack" !
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^ The Hollywood icon was an original fifties member of the rat pack.

[2][5] In his autobiography The Moon's a Balloon, Niven confirms that the Rat Pack originally included him but not Sammy Davis Jr. or Dean Martin.

The sixties Rat Pack

Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra
The 1960s version of the group included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, and for a brief stint, Norman Fell. .Marilyn Monroe, Angie Dickinson, Juliet Prowse, and Shirley MacLaine were often referred to as the "Rat Pack Mascots", a title which reportedly made these ladies feel like "one of the boys". The post-Bogart version of the group (Bogart died in 1957) was reportedly never called that name by any of its members — they called it the Summit or the Clan.^ When he called the group anything, he preferred "The Summit."
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^ (Frank never liked the name "Rat Pack."
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^ Playlists If you like Rat Pack, check out these member playlists .
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."The Rat Pack" was a term used by journalists and outsiders, although it remains the lasting name for the group.^ "The Rat Pack" was a term used by journalists and outsiders.
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^ At press conferences Sinatra rejected the use of the term 'Rat Pack'.
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^ "The Rat Pack" was a term used by journalists and outsiders, although it remains the lasting name for the group.
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.Often, when one of the members was scheduled to give a performance, the rest of the Pack would show up for an impromptu show, causing much excitement among audiences, resulting in return visits.^ Often, when one of the members was scheduled to give a performance, the rest of the Pack would show up for an impromptu show, causing much excitement amongst audiences, and return visits.
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^ Often, when one of the Pack was scheduled for gig, the other guys would interrupt for an impromptu performance, causing much excitement among audiences and guaranteeing return visits.
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^ The Experience of Rat Pack Entertainment Often, when one of the members was scheduled to give a performance, the rest of the Pack would show up for an impromptu show, causing much excitement amongst audiences resulting in return visits.
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.They sold out almost all of their appearances, and people would come pouring into Las Vegas, sometimes sleeping in cars and hotel lobbies when they could not find rooms, just to be part of the Rat Pack entertainment experience.^ Rat Pack Posters and Prints - The rat pack used Las Vegas as their playground.
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^ Las Vegas Hotels Las Vegas Hotels Find information on all Las Vegas area Hotel/Casinos .
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^ Sometimes they find a pet; sometimes they find a person.
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.The marquees of the hotels at which they were performing as individuals would read, for example, "DEAN MARTIN - MAYBE FRANK - MAYBE SAMMY" as seen on a Sands Hotel sign [1].^ We're talking Frank, Sammy and Dean.
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^ Dean Martin would have a show at the Sands, and they knew if Sammy Davis or Frank Sinatra was in town, they were definitely getting onstage....
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^ The Sand Hotel was featured prominently in the film which included solo performances by Frank, Sammy and Dean.

.Peter Lawford was a brother-in-law of President John F. Kennedy (dubbed "Brother-in-Lawford" by Sinatra),[6] and the group played a role in campaigning for him and the Democrats, appearing at the July 11, 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.^ The Pack sang the national anthem to open the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, which nominated Kennedy for President.
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^ The same year she joined Sinatra, Davis and Lawford in leading the national anthem at the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles.
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^ In return, Sinatra distanced himself from Kennedy’s brother-in-law, Pack member Peter Lawford.
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[7] .Lawford had asked Sinatra if he would have Kennedy as a guest at his Palm Springs house in March of 1963, and Sinatra went to great lengths (including the construction of a helipad) to accommodate the President.^ He was master of ceremonies for President Kennedy's inaugural gala and joined Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Peter Lawford for the Rat Pack's historic "Summit" meetings on stage at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
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^ Sinatra is Danny Ocean and Sinatra's good buddies are Danny's good buddies - among them Dean Martin, Peter Lawford (months later he's related by marriage to the Presidency), Sammy Davis, and Joey Bishop.

^ The sixties Rat Pack The 1960s version of the group included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford, brother-in-law of John F. Kennedy, then a Massachusetts senator who was destined for the White House.
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[8] .When Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy advised his brother to sever his ties to Sinatra due to the entertainer's association with mafia figures such as Sam Giancana, the stay was cancelled.^ And Sinatra fell out of favor with the Kennedys when he asked Attorney General Bobby Kennedy to leave his “friend,” mob boss Sam Giancana, alone in late 1961.
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^ As a result of Lawford's relation to Kennedy and Sinatra's connections to the Mafia, and the role the group played in campaigning for Kennedy and the Democrats, the Rat Pack had not only influence in entertainment and social circles but some influence politically as well.
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^ As America sips one last martini before flipping to The Beatles; as Marilyn Monroe ceases to be a living legend; and as Attorney General Robert Kennedy begins a crackdown on mob ties in Vegas, the Rat Pack's world on a string is cut loose and drifting slowly out of their hands.
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[9] .Kennedy instead chose to stay at rival Bing Crosby's estate, which further infuriated Sinatra.^ The film ends with Sinatra angered and devastated by Kennedy's betrayal of their friendship when he opts to stay with Republican Bing Crosby instead of with Sinatra on a California stay, after JFK had given Frank his word and Sinatra had sunk hundreds of thousands of dollars into building an extension onto his home just for the Kennedys.
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^ Robin and the 7 Hoods Sammy’s back, Bing Crosby is tagging along, and the setting is Sinatra’s kind of town.
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^ While on certain other songs Frank sounds somewhat like: Frank Sinatra , Elvis, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones and Bing Crosby .
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[10] .Lawford was blamed for this, and Sinatra "never again had a good word for (him)" from that point onwards.^ Dean Martin was not one to play the sycophant and although close to Sinatra, he was never dependent upon him.
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^ Sinatra is Danny Ocean and Sinatra's good buddies are Danny's good buddies - among them Dean Martin, Peter Lawford (months later he's related by marriage to the Presidency), Sammy Davis, and Joey Bishop.

[11] .Lawford's role in the upcoming 4 for Texas was written out, and his part in Robin and the Seven Hoods was given to Bing Crosby.^ The Rat Pack Ultimate Collectors Edition (Oceans Eleven / Robin and the Seven Hoods / 4 for Texas / Sergeants 3) Amazon List Price: $59.98 Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (based on 2 reviews) .
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^ After the 1964 film “Robin and the Seven Hoods,” the Las Vegas Rat Pack dissolved in the movie-going public’s mind.
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^ He dropped out of the group's third film, ``Robin and the 7 Hoods,'' (1964) after a dispute with Sinatra.
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[10]
On June 20, 1965, Sinatra, Martin, and Davis, with Johnny Carson as the emcee (subbing for Bishop, who was out with a bad back), performed their only televised concert together during the heyday of the Pack at the Kiel Opera House in St. Louis, a closed-circuit broadcast done as a fundraiser for Dismas House (the first halfway house for ex-convicts). After being thought lost for thirty years, Paul Brownstein tracked down a print of the show that had been sitting in a closet in St. Louis. .It has since been broadcast on Nick at Night (in 1998) as part The Museum of Television & Radio Showcase series [2] and released on DVD as part of the Ultimate Rat Pack Collection: Live & Swingin.^ Joey Bishop, the deadpan comic who found success in nightclubs, television and movies but became best known as a member of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack, died Wednesday night at 89 — the group’s last surviving member.

^ From January 26 - February 16, the Rat Pack filmed by day and took to the stage at the Sands by night much to the delight of the Sands execs.
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^ The Rat Pack - Live From Las Vegas celebrates these amazing talents in a unique night of entertainment.
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.In 1981, Martin and Davis appeared together in the film Cannonball Run, and were joined by Sinatra in the sequel Cannonball Run II.^ Martin and Davis appeared together in the movie Cannonball Run, and later were joined by Sinatra in the movie Cannonball Run II. This would be the last time that the three would appear in a movie together.
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^ He was master of ceremonies for President Kennedy's inaugural gala and joined Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Peter Lawford for the Rat Pack's historic "Summit" meetings on stage at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
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^ It was there in 1960, during the filming of 'Ocean's Eleven', when for the first time Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford performed together on stage.
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.This would be the last time that the three would appear in a movie together.^ Martin and Davis appeared together in the movie Cannonball Run, and later were joined by Sinatra in the movie Cannonball Run II. This would be the last time that the three would appear in a movie together.
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^ And several of the recordings have all three of them on stage together, even though it doesn't appear that way from the track listing above.
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(Shirley MacLaine also appears in the latter film).
All five members of the original Rat Pack are deceased:
  • Peter Lawford died on December 24, 1984 of cardiac arrest complicated by kidney and liver failure at the age of 61.[12]
  • Sammy Davis, Jr. died at the age of 64 on May 16, 1990, of complications from throat cancer.
  • Dean Martin died at home on Christmas morning 1995, aged 78.
  • Frank Sinatra died on May 14, 1998, at the age of 82.
  • Joey Bishop, the last surviving and longest-lived (89) male Rat Pack member, died on October 17, 2007.

Revival

.In December 1987, at Chasen's restaurant in Los Angeles, Sinatra, Davis, and Martin announced a 29 date tour, called Together Again, sponsored by Home Box Office and American Express.^ Home Box Office (HBO) more .
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^ The Rat Pack gradually faded in popularity with the rise of the 1960s counterculture, although a 1987 World Tour featuring Sinatra, Davis and Martin entitled Together Again played to packed houses.
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^ The Rat Pack, for all you younguns, was the famed 1960's men's group that included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., among others.
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At the press conference to announce the tour, Martin joked about calling the tour off, and Sinatra rebuked a reporter for using the term "Rat Pack," referring to it as "that stupid phrase".[13]
.Dean Martin's son, Dean Paul Martin, had died in a plane crash in March 1987 on the San Gorgonio Mountain in California, the same mountain where Sinatra's mother, Dolly, had been killed in a plane crash ten years earlier.^ Martin's son had died in a plane crash earlier that year, and he left the tour after only three shows and was replaced by Liza Minnelli.
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^ Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin - names that have been immortalised on the silver screen and in the wider sphere of popular music.
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^ Sinatra is Danny Ocean and Sinatra's good buddies are Danny's good buddies - among them Dean Martin, Peter Lawford (months later he's related by marriage to the Presidency), Sammy Davis, and Joey Bishop.

Martin had since become increasingly dependent on alcohol and prescription drugs. .Davis had had hip replacement surgery two years previously, and been estranged from Sinatra because of his usage of cocaine.^ Sun says that the last two years with the Fire Dog and Fire Pig drove up oil prices, because the fire element is fueled by oil.
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^ It's almost as if the Sinatra character is fighting the brainwashing that would almost get the better of him two years later in that classic of postwar confusion, The Manchurian Candidate .

[14] Davis was also experiencing severe financial difficulties, and was promised by Sinatra's people that he could earn between six and eight million dollars from the tour.[15]
.Martin had not made a film or recorded since 1983, and Sinatra felt that the tour would be good for Martin, telling Davis, "I think it would be great for Dean.^ He was master of ceremonies for President Kennedy's inaugural gala and joined Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Peter Lawford for the Rat Pack's historic "Summit" meetings on stage at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
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^ Whilst the line up of the infamous Rat Pack varied over the decade or so during which they performed, it is the image and sounds of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr that is engrained in most people's minds.
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^ The legendary performance group was made up of Frank Sinatra , Dean Martin , Sammy Davis, Jr. Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford , and claimed big-time celebrities like Shirley MacLaine and Marilyn Monroe as mascots.
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Get him out. .For that alone it would be worth doing".[16] Sinatra and Davis still performed regularly, yet had not recorded for several years.^ March 18, 2009 – 7:21 PM Posted in Entertainment Tagged Rat Pack Leave a Comment Rat Pack stars Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis recorded and performed thousands of songs over the lengths of their careers.

^ Sinatra, Davis, and Martin, the singing contingent of the group, all managed long individual careers in the recording industry, and would occasionally band together to do nightclub… Read more (please enable JavaScript to read more) .
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^ Dean Martin would have a show at the Sands, and they knew if Sammy Davis or Frank Sinatra was in town, they were definitely getting onstage....
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.Both Sinatra and Martin had made their last film appearances together, in 1984's Cannonball Run II, a film which also starred Davis.^ Martin and Davis appeared together in the movie Cannonball Run, and later were joined by Sinatra in the movie Cannonball Run II. This would be the last time that the three would appear in a movie together.
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^ Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin - names that have been immortalised on the silver screen and in the wider sphere of popular music.
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.This marked the trio's last feature film appearance since 1964's Robin and the 7 Hoods.^ But along the way they also managed to make a string of hit movies such as “Ocean’s 11” (1960) and “Robin Hood And The 7 Hoods” (1964).
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^ After the 1964 film “Robin and the Seven Hoods,” the Las Vegas Rat Pack dissolved in the movie-going public’s mind.
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^ He dropped out of the group's third film, ``Robin and the 7 Hoods,'' (1964) after a dispute with Sinatra.
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.Martin expressed reservations about the tour, wondering whether they could draw as many people as they had in the past.^ They were so good that other guests in the hotel asked if they could come and watch them so we ended up with a table of people we had never met before!
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^ Many people use upbeat music at a continuous beat to guide their aerobic exercise, whether in a class or alone at home.

^ These are the type of people who have so many things in their house that there is no where to put it but yet, they keep getting more and more stuff.
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After private rehearsals, at one of which Sinatra and Davis had complained about the lack of black musicians in the orchestra,[15] the tour began at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on March 13, 1988.
.To a sold-out crowd of 14,500,[17] Davis opened the show, followed by Martin and then Sinatra; after an interval, the three performed a medley of songs.^ It was there in 1960, during the filming of 'Ocean's Eleven', when for the first time Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford performed together on stage.
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^ Whilst the line up of the infamous Rat Pack varied over the decade or so during which they performed, it is the image and sounds of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr that is engrained in most people's minds.
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^ The Rat Pack is, of course, the name given to a group of actors and stage performers of the 1950s and 1960s, consisting primarily of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davies Jr. Dean Martin.
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.During the show, Martin threw a lit cigarette at the audience;[18] this, coupled with his increasingly blasé attitude to the tour and his frustration with Sinatra's anger over hotel accommodation in Chicago, led to him leaving the tour after only four performances.^ It was there in 1960, during the filming of 'Ocean's Eleven', when for the first time Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford performed together on stage.
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^ Martin's son had died in a plane crash earlier that year, and he left the tour after only three shows and was replaced by Liza Minnelli.
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^ It's one of the only theaters in Vegas that offers the option of having dinner in the showroom, re-creating the authentic dinner and a show experience that guests would have had when they saw the real Rat Pack perform during their heyday.
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Martin cited 'kidney problems' as the reason for his departure. .Eliot Weisman, Sinatra's representative, suggested replacing Martin with his client, Liza Minnelli.^ Martin's son had died in a plane crash earlier that year, and he left the tour after only three shows and was replaced by Liza Minnelli.
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^ Dean Martin dropped out but Liza Minnelli went on to fill in.
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^ In 1987 Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Together Again” that later starred singer Liza Minnelli.
  • The Rat Pack is Back Tickets: Join Frank, Dean, & Sammy in Concert! 20 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.onlinetickets.com [Source type: General]

.With Minnelli, the tour was called The Ultimate Event, and continued internationally to great success.^ When searching for The Rat Pack Tickets or other events, Call Frontrow.com where our professional team is dedicated to provide your ultimate The Rat Pack Tickets experience.
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.Davis's associate recalled Sinatra's people skimming the top of the revenues from the concerts, as well as stuffing envelopes full of cash into suitcases after the performances.^ Sinatra and the others would refuse to play in or patronize those establishments that would not give full service to African American entertainers including Davis.
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^ Anthony continued impersonating The Chairman of the Board into adulthood but waited until 1995 to work full-time as a Sinatra tribute artist.
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^ It blends the talent of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. Sands with a personal concert with the Pack.
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[19] .Eliot Weisman had already been convicted of skimming, the act of taking money before it has been accounted for taxation purposes, after a series of Sinatra performances at the Westchester Premier Theatre in 1976, eventually being sentenced to six years in prison for the offence.^ The hotels, in turn, lost serious money, when Sinatra let it be known that he wouldn't perform there because of the racist policies they had there.
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^ Theater fans should head to Dublin for both the Dublin Theatre Festival and the excellent Dublin Fringe Festival, with wildly exciting performances taking place in fabulous venues.
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^ Green performs four times a day at most festivals, does 10 Renaissance fairs a year, for six to eight weeks at a time, travels all over the country.
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[20] .In August 1989, after Davis experienced throat pain, he was diagnosed with lung cancer; he would die of the disease in May 1990. Davis was buried with a gold watch that Sinatra had given him at the conclusion of The Ultimate Event Tour.^ Sammy Davis, Jr. May 16, 1990, of complications from throat cancer.
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^ You see, the reason I was on the lam in Vegas is I had shot a man in Reno–– j ust to watch him die .
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^ It's almost as if the Sinatra character is fighting the brainwashing that would almost get the better of him two years later in that classic of postwar confusion, The Manchurian Candidate .

[21]
.A 1989 performance of The Ultimate Event in Detroit was recorded and shown on Showtime the following year as a tribute to the recently deceased Davis.^ It was LOST for over 45 years and originally shown at The Academy of Television in Los Angeles about 7 years ago then 4 years ago it was shown on Nickelodeon TV. This is the DVD of the filmed Dismas House event.

A review in The New York Times praised Davis's performance, describing him as "pure, ebullient, unapologetic show business."[22]

Legacy

.Concerning the group's reputation for womanizing and heavy drinking, Joey Bishop stated in a 1998 interview: "I never saw Frank, Dean, Sammy, or Peter drunk during performances.^ I never saw Dean drunk.
  • Joey Bishop, Last Member of `Rat Pack,' Dies at 89 (Update1) - Bloomberg.com 24 January 2010 13:14 UTC www.bloomberg.com [Source type: General]

^ "I never saw Frank, Dean, Sammy or Peter drunk during performances.
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^ Entertainment dean martin frank sinatra joey bishop peter lawford More...
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That was only a gag! .And do you believe these guys had to chase broads?^ And do you believe these guys had to chase broads?
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^ That’s not to say they weren’t great at what they did, but when you are in the game as long as these guys, you tend to mirror the superstar of your industry.
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.They had to chase 'em away!^ They had to chase 'em away."
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[23]"

Rat Pack films

.
MacLaine also had a major supporting role (and Sinatra a cameo) in the 1956 Oscar-winning film Around the World in Eighty Days.
^ Scorsese, the Oscar-winning director who has made several gangster films including Goodfellas and Casino, was announced as director of the project in May.
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.MacLaine played a Hindu princess who is rescued by, and falls in love with, David Niven, and Sinatra had a non-speaking, non-singing role as a piano player in a saloon, whose identity is concealed from the viewer until he turns his face toward the camera.^ I love Jamie, but most of Idol's younger viewers have no idea who the Rat Pack are; with no explanation there's no relevance to the theme.
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^ And the song played a role in a very funny segment on the Dean Martin Variety Show, when John Wayne guest starred with Dean, and performed a flawless lip-synch of Everybody Loves Somebody – Frank Sinatra’s version.

^ Frank Sinatra was not in evidence, only a bunch of tough-looking guys who were sitting at a round table in the lounge area playing cards and drinking gin.

References

  1. ^ UNLV Libraries, The Rat Pack, retrieved May 2, 2007
  2. ^ a b c d e Shawn Levy, "Rat Pack confidential", Doubleday, 1998
  3. ^ Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoel, "The Rat Pack, Taylor Publishing Company 1998
  4. ^ Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoel, "The Rat Pack, Taylor Publishing Company 1998
  5. ^ Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoel, "The Rat Pack, Taylor Publishing Company 1998
  6. ^ Spada, p.207
  7. ^ Spada, p.228
  8. ^ Spada, pp.292-293
  9. ^ Spada, p.293
  10. ^ a b Spada, p.294
  11. ^ Spada, p.295
  12. ^ Spada, p.468
  13. ^ Levy, Shawn. .Rat Pack Confidential.^ Sammy’s experiences are well documented in the book Rat Pack Confidential by Shawn Levy.

    Fourth Estate. London, 1999. p. 339
  14. ^ Haygood, Wil. In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr.. Random House. New York, 2003. p. 450
  15. ^ a b Haygood p. 466
  16. ^ Levy, p. 339
  17. ^ Levy, p. 339
  18. ^ Summers, Anthony, Swan, Robbyn. Sinatra: The Life. Corgi. New York, 2006 p. 440
  19. ^ Birkbeck, Matt. Deconstructing Sammy. Amistad. New York, 2008. p. 213
  20. ^ Birckbeck, p. 181
  21. ^ Summers, Swan, p. 440
  22. ^ "With Sammy Davis, the Spirit Lingers". The New York Times. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,957179,00.html. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  23. ^ time.com – And Then There Was One

Bibliography

  • Gehman, Richard (1961). .Sinatra and His Rat Pack.^ The film Sinatra will not feature Rat Pack Impersonators .

    ^ Bob Anderson recreates THE RAT PACK, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis and Frank Sinatra during a show in Branson Misso...
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    ^ Sinatra and the Rat Pack could not and did not change racism in Vegas.
    • RIP Joey Bishop and Why the Rat Pack Matters | Crooks and Liars 24 January 2010 13:14 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Belmont.
     
  • Levy, S. (1998). .Rat Pack Confidential.^ Sammy’s experiences are well documented in the book Rat Pack Confidential by Shawn Levy.

    London: Fourth Estate. ISBN 1-84115-001-0.
     
  • Spada, James (1991). .Peter Lawford: The Man Who Kept the Secrets.^ The idea to film it originated with actor Peter Lawford, who had purchased the screenplay and brought it to Frank Sinatra.

    New York: Bantam Books. ISBN 0-553-07185-8.
     

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