17 September 2021
Ol’ blue eyes
It is not known who this little dog is on stage with Frank Sinatra. Perhaps it was just for the photo opportunity; nevertheless, ‘Ol’ blue eyes’ was quite a dog man, keeping a cocker spaniel called Miss Wiggles and a Labrador called Leroy brown, among others. And among his wives and girlfriends were notable dog women, including Eva Gardner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Jackie Kennedy and Mia Farrow. Dating Marilyn Monroe, he gave her a white poodle which she called ‘Maf’, and allusion to Sinatra’s alleged mafia connections. Sinatra’s last wife, Barbara Marx, kept many rescued dogs at their home and recalled that one little King Charles spaniel would bark an accompaniment whenever he sang.