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Quiz about  Pallies  The Friends of Frank  Sinatra
Quiz about  Pallies  The Friends of Frank  Sinatra

Pallies! - The Friends of Frank Sinatra Quiz


A quiz not about Frank Sinatra but about the people who would be friends to the Chairman. See if you know the names of these famous, and not so famous folk Sinatra called pallies.

A multiple-choice quiz by seamax. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
seamax
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
131,249
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
1530
Last 3 plays: misstified (7/10), Guest 98 (8/10), Guest 207 (2/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. This pianist accompanied Sinatra not only on stage but on his albums for many years. He was better known by his nickname Suntan Charley. Who is this man behind the keyboards? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This comic actor was reportedly the man who introduced Frank to his favorite drink, Jack Daniels. While out of work in the mid 1940s they racked up big bar tabs at their favorite watering hole, Toots Schorr's. Who is this comic icon? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This movie star was both Frank's friend and idol, but that didn't stop Frank from courting his widow after this actor died of cancer on January 14, 1957. Who is this silver screen legend? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This fellow crooner often gave Frank pipes as a token of friendship. They sang and danced in two hit films together. Who is this silky voiced pally? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This suave British actor was exiled from Sinatra's circle of friends, just for delivering the bad news that JFK would not be coming over to visit Frank's Palm Springs home. Who is this Kennedy brother in-law? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This comic spent many an afternoon with Sinatra in the Sands steam room recovering from a long night of drinking. This fringe member of The Rat Pack was given a robe that simply read - RHINO? Who is this sharp tongued comic? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This singer joined Frank in "Ultimate Event Tour" in 1988. It was this singer's mother, however, that was a true friend to Sinatra up until her death in the 1960s. Who was this diva with the world famous mother? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This one eyed friend was considered by many to be Frank's best friend in his later years and the two were often inseparable. Tragically this man was killed by a drunk driver in May of 1992 on his 75th birthday. Who is this mushmouthed pally? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This pally's robe at The Sands simply said "Smokey"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This talk show host and entrepreneur was often a dinner guest of Frank and Barbara Sinatra in their later years. This is an answer you can gamble on. Who is this sociable dinner companion? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This pianist accompanied Sinatra not only on stage but on his albums for many years. He was better known by his nickname Suntan Charley. Who is this man behind the keyboards?

Answer: Bill Miller

Cahn and Van Huesen helped write and arrange many of Frank's greatest hits but it was the piano playing Miller who was Frank's silent partner. It is well documented that Frank himself could not read a sheet of music.
P.S. Charlie Brown is a cartoon character.
2. This comic actor was reportedly the man who introduced Frank to his favorite drink, Jack Daniels. While out of work in the mid 1940s they racked up big bar tabs at their favorite watering hole, Toots Schorr's. Who is this comic icon?

Answer: Jackie Gleason

Located on East 51st street in New York City, Toots Schoor's was a popular hangout for sports stars and celebrities of that time. It was in the days before Gleason hit it big with The Honeymooners and Sinatra's career was in decline. Interestingly enough, although they made many appearances together Sinatra was not a big fan of Bob Hope and considered him a cheapskate.They also both had an affair with starlet Marilyn Maxwell which Hope rubbed in Frank's face.
3. This movie star was both Frank's friend and idol, but that didn't stop Frank from courting his widow after this actor died of cancer on January 14, 1957. Who is this silver screen legend?

Answer: Humphrey Bogart

It was Bogart's tight knit group of friends that was the original Rat Pack. Frank briefly courted Lauren Bacall in the months after Bogie's death. Zeppo Marx may sound like a strange option in multiple choice but some Sinatra fans might remember his fourth wife Barbara was once married to the fourth Marx brother.
4. This fellow crooner often gave Frank pipes as a token of friendship. They sang and danced in two hit films together. Who is this silky voiced pally?

Answer: Bing Crosby

Crosby was another man Frank respected on many levels but his notoriously bad treatment of his children kept Frank at a distance in later years. Their two movies are "High Society" (1956) and "Robin and the 7 Hoods" (1964).
5. This suave British actor was exiled from Sinatra's circle of friends, just for delivering the bad news that JFK would not be coming over to visit Frank's Palm Springs home. Who is this Kennedy brother in-law?

Answer: Peter Lawford

Lawford's place in the Rat Pack was based mostly on his relationship with JFK, who Sinatra respected and supported in the 1960 presidential election.
6. This comic spent many an afternoon with Sinatra in the Sands steam room recovering from a long night of drinking. This fringe member of The Rat Pack was given a robe that simply read - RHINO? Who is this sharp tongued comic?

Answer: Don Rickles

Rickles was one of the few comedians Frank would go to see onstage. Joe E. Lewis was a notorious drunk who Frank also found hysterical and even played him in the movie "The Joker's Wild".
7. This singer joined Frank in "Ultimate Event Tour" in 1988. It was this singer's mother, however, that was a true friend to Sinatra up until her death in the 1960s. Who was this diva with the world famous mother?

Answer: Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli was a friend to Sinatra due mostly to the fact that Frank tried many times to help her mother, Judy Garland, kick her drug habit. Eydie Gorme and her husband, Steve Lawrence, joined Frank on his final tours often helping him remember lyrics when he stumbled but it was Liza who filled in for Dean Martin when he backed out of the 1988 tour.
8. This one eyed friend was considered by many to be Frank's best friend in his later years and the two were often inseparable. Tragically this man was killed by a drunk driver in May of 1992 on his 75th birthday. Who is this mushmouthed pally?

Answer: Jilly Rizzo

I hope you didn't let the one eye bit fool you. Jilly Rizzo was the owner of Jilly's restaurant Frank's favorite haunt in the 1960s. The two met at a boxing match in Miami and stayed close until Jilly's death.
9. This pally's robe at The Sands simply said "Smokey"?

Answer: Sammy Davis Jr.

Davis was often criticized by his friends for his several pack a day habit but that was not the only reason they called him Smokey.His fellow Rat Packers once switched his white robe for brown.

As politically incorrect as he now seems, Frank Sinatra was open to friends of all colors and creeds. It was Sinatra who stood by Davis at the 1960 Democratic National Convention when he was booed by the delegation from Mississippi.
10. This talk show host and entrepreneur was often a dinner guest of Frank and Barbara Sinatra in their later years. This is an answer you can gamble on. Who is this sociable dinner companion?

Answer: Merv Griffin

Griffin, owner of the resorts casino in Atlantic City and creator of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, made his first claim to fame as an amicable afternoon variety show host. Are you surprised Dean Martin was never an answer?
Source: Author seamax

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