Sinatra and the Mob

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Sinatra and the Mob

Post by THunt » Thu, May 14, 2020, 5:59 am

On this date in 1975, Entertainer Frank Sinatra won a libel suit against U.K. broadcaster BBC, which aired a program linking Sinatra to the Mafia.

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The "24 Hours" program aired on June 7, 1972, suggested that Sinatra secured his Oscar-winning role in the 1953 film "From Here to Eternity" through mob connections. It also alleged that Sinatra backed out of an appearance before a U.S. House subcommittee as a favor to mobsters. Representatives of the program later stated that the charges were "wholly without foundation."
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