Sunday, May 26, 2024

Nancy Sinatra Turns 80, Gets a Mysterious Phone Call from Mia Farrow: Is it a Birthday Wish or Something About Ronan?


The great Nancy Sinatra turned 80 on Monday. Happy Birthday, Nancy. A fine singer, no one could shake a mini skirt and rock those kinky boots like Nancy back in the day. She struggled to do the impossible: have a singing career when her dad, Frank, was (and still is) the most famous vocalist in the world. But she had a bunch of them. Her most famous was “These Boots are Made for Walking.” But my favorite was her theme song to the James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice.” And don’t forget her duet with her dad, “Something Stupid.”

More importantly: Nancy posted a Tweet directed to Mia Farrow this morning. “Sweetheart, I’ve been trying to return your call but can’t leave a message because the mailbox is full.” What? Why is Mia trying to reach her her former stepdaughter? (Note: Farrow is 75, making her five years younger than Nancy.) Does it have something to do with Mia’s son, Ronan, possibly being Frank Sinatra’s secret child? Does Mia want money? Is she warning Nancy that Ronan is doing a DNA test? Did Mia finally read Woody Allen’s book and she’s apologizing to everyone for being crazy?

Or is it just something stupid? Maybe Ronan is Nancy’s son with someone else and Mia passed him off as her kid? That’s why Ronan looks like a Sinatra. For god’s sake, Mia, answer your phone or at the very least clear your messages!

You know, Mia, you only live twice.

Happy birthday, Nancy!


and, of course


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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