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- 1930 - 1960 (Creation)
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Born Franklin Joseph Lisbona, Frankie Randall was a singer, pianist, and actor. He first caught the attention of Frank Sinatra when he worked as a pianist for the star. He also appeared a number of times on the Dean Martin Show and hosted it on many occasions when Martin was not available, as well as starring in the 1965 movie Wild on the Beach. The majority of Randall’s solo recordings were issued in the 1960s, but he remained a staple performer in various clubs and cabarets. He had an open-ended contract at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, NJ for most of the 1980s. Randall received a significant portion of Sinatra’s personal arrangements shortly before the master crooner died in 1998, which Randall used to create a signature show called “Sinatra My Way” that he performed at various showrooms in southern California into the 2000s.
Randall married and divorced three times and had four children. He died from lung cancer in 2014 at the age of 76.
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- Citation: Frankie Randall Collection, The Great American Songbook Foundation.
- Processing information: This preliminary inventory serves as an interim guide to the described records. A finished finding aid based on final appraisal and arrangement of the records will be prepared at a future date.
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AtoM description created by Ashlee James, January 2018.