October 14, 2012

Dream Lovers: Frank and Mia, 1966

On July 19, 1966, Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow were married at The Sands in
Las Vegas.
The bride was 21.  The groom was 50.  Despite the age difference, they were mad about each other.

His nickname for her was "Doll Face."  She called him "Charlie Brown." 

"I don't know, maybe we'll only have a couple of years together. She's so young. But we have to try."  -Frank to daughter Nancy on the day of the wedding.
Frank and Mia's marriage lasted just two years, but they remained close friends until his death.  Mia was said to be devastated when he died, and she has remained very good friends with the Sinatra children over the years, Nancy in particular.   Mia refused any sort of cash settlement from Frank when they divorced.  When Woody Allen wronged Mia with Soon-Yi Previn, Frank reportedly offered to have Woody "taken care of."  Mia was touched by the gesture...it was classic Frank, her one and only Charlie Brown...but she refused.

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