All the Way: A Biography of Frank Sinatra 1915-1998 by Michael Freedland PDF

By Michael Freedland

ISBN-10: 0312191081

ISBN-13: 9780312191085

From his tough beginnings to his early good fortune as a crooner worshipped through bobby-soxers, Freedland's biography follows Sinatra's fall as a singer out of style and an actor categorized box-office poison, to his triumph as Oscar winner and leisure legend.

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Scare stories about Amy’s chaotic lifestyle now regularly fill the newspapers and as a child she had two memorable brushes with disaster: as a toddler she nearly choked on Cellophane while sitting in her pram, and she once went missing in the local park. One of Amy’s early memories is having a crush on the children’s television presenter Philip Schofield. She used to urge her mother to leave her father and marry Schofield instead. Amy also enjoyed being with her grandmother, who introduced Amy and her brother to grooming.

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