Los Angeles Italia Fest to Celebrate Frank Sinatra

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Frank Sinatra

Dec. 12 will mark the centennial of the singer’s birth

The 10th edition of the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest will pay tribute to Frank Sinatra. The Academy Award-winning singer, actor, producer and director remains one of the most famous Italian-Americans of all time.

“Sinatra was extremely proud of his Italian heritage,” said singer Tony Renis, the festival’s honorary president. “In particular, we intend to highlight a lesser known aspect of Sinatra’s great personality — his involvement as a human rights activist during the ’50s, alongside his close friend Sammy Davis Jr. Throughout his life, he was committed to assisting children and families in need.”

Sinatra’s father was born in Palermo and his mother in Liguria. They had migrated at a very young age to Hoboken, N.J., where Sinatra was born. Dec. 12, 2015, marks the centennial of his birth.

The festival will include a wide range of films from Sinatra’s career, including From Here to Eternity, The Man With the Golden Arm, Guys and Dolls, The Manchurian Candidate, Ocean’s 11 and On the Town.

Previous editions of the festival have honored Al Pacino and horror maestro Dario Argento.

The Los Angeles Italia Festival takes place Feb. 15-21 at the Hollywood and Highland Center.

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