Here's something else you may not know. Although Sinatra was an attractive young man with plenty of appeal for the female audience, his publicist, George Evans actually auditioned and paid young girls to scream when he performed. Those who could scream the loudest were paid five dollars to sit in various positions in the audience whipping up a frenzy.
Just as James Bond has a signature cocktail, a Martini, shaken, not stirred, Ol' Blue Eyes too had his personalised drink. His cocktail was a mix of four ice cubes, two fingers of Jack Daniels and a splash of water. He would tell people that it was a gentleman's drink.
It was actress, Lauren Bacall who coined the name The Rat Pack, for the Hollywood drinking clique that included stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davies Jnr., Joey Bishop, Judy Garland, David Niven, Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and several others. Lauren Bacall was married to Bogart at the time and upon seeing them all stagger back from a heavy night of drinking is quoted as saying to them, "You look like a goddam ratpack." Prior to that, the group had referred to themselves as The Summit.
Sinatra died on 14 May 1998. When he was buried, his friends put a pack of his favourite Camel cigarettes and a Zippolighter in his coffin, along with a bottle of Jack Daniels. His gravestone is inscribed: The best is yet to come - the title of one of his most famous songs.