If there was anything Frank Sinatra enjoyed more than a stiff glass of Jack Daniels, it was blowing out the candles on his birthday cake each and every year. “He loved his birthdays,” says his daughter Tina Sinatra.
Sparklers adorn Sinatra’s 42nd birthday cake during the 1957 party at Hollywood’s famed Villa Capri restaurant – a favorite for hangout the Rat Pack and A-list stars like James Dean and Marilyn Monroe.
Daughters Tina and Nancy greet Sinatra with kisses outside the Beverly Wilshire Hotel at his 50th birthday party. Sinatra also always made a point to spend his kids’ birthdays with them whenever possible – including shared annual family celebrations for Nancy and his pal Dean Martin, whose birthdays were a day apart.
The Sinatra clan – clockwise from top: Frank Sinatra Jr., Tina Sinatra, granddaughter Amanda Erlinger, Frank Sinatra, granddaughter A.J. Lambert and Nancy Sinatra – gathered at Los Angeles’ L’Orangerie restaurant for the patriarch’s 74th birthday in 1989.