“I loved him 'til the day he died and beyond,” Angie Dickinson shared.
Frank Sinatra not only won people over with his incredible talent but he also had a number of women who deeply fell in love with him. One of them was the actress, Angie Dickinson, who revealed why she never married Frank Sinatra, after over 50 years. Now at 91, she still remembers him fondly. She met the singer in 1953 during an appearance on the Colgate Comedy Hour. The actress also appeared in the original version of Ocean's 11 in 1960, alongside actor Sinatra's Danny Ocean.
The 50s star described Sinatra as one of the most charming men she had ever met and like the rest of the world was quite taken with his singing voice. According to the New York Post, she described Sinatra as “one of the most charismatic men that ever was — and he had that amazing voice, too. He had no choice but to let it all hang out.” Dickinson shared, “He was just magic — he said it like it was, walked the walk.” The two reportedly had a 20-year-long on-and-off relationship.
As to why they have never married the actress told CBS News that the two were very close to tying the knot in 1964 but the singer's late-night lifestyle wasn't for her. "And he said, 'You know, I'm not going to marry an actress.' And I said, 'Well, I don't blame you. I wouldn't wish that on anybody.' And I actually didn't want to marry him. So, I didn't want him to ask me to marry him. 'Cause I didn't wanna say no to Frank Sinatra!" she explained in 2019.
Another actress in his life was Mia Farrow who also fell in love with him. They had a 29-year age gap and although their relationship didn't last long, he stays in her heart even now. Farrow and Sinatra married when she was 21, and they divorced only two years later. She has even said that he was the love of her life. The couple met in 1964 while working on the movie Von Ryan’s Express, which was a World War II film. Farrow was only 19 then while Sinatra was nearing 50. They wed in July 1966, divorcing two years later, and remained friends until his death in 1998.
"I loved him 'til the day he died and beyond, he was the love of my life," Farrow told RTÉ Radio 1 in 2017. She also believed that he shouldn't have left his first wife, Nancy Barbato. "Here's the thing, he was Sicilian and he was of a generation where he felt he should be enough, that women shouldn't work, that they should be in the home, like his first wife Nancy, who was the greatest, and who he never should've left by the way," she said.
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