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1 The Rat Pack By: Laura M. Kalick

2 Contents Who they were Who they were Brief Biography of each Brief Biography of each Where and how they started Where and how they started What they did What they did What effect they had on society What effect they had on society Photos of them together Photos of them together

3 Who They Were Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Dean (“Dino”) Martin Dean (“Dino”) Martin Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy Davis Jr. Joey Bishop Joey Bishop Peter Lawford Peter Lawford

4 Frank Sinatra Born Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey Born Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey He was believed to be part of the mafia He was believed to be part of the mafia Sinatra sang, danced and starred in many movies Sinatra sang, danced and starred in many movies Started his professional singing career in night club shows Started his professional singing career in night club shows Said to be the 20 th century’s greatest vocalist Said to be the 20 th century’s greatest vocalist

5 Dean Martin (“Dino”) Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio Known as “Dag” to the Rat Pack Members Known as “Dag” to the Rat Pack Members One of the most naturally funny men to walk on stage One of the most naturally funny men to walk on stage One of the few men allowed to make fun of Sinatra’s image One of the few men allowed to make fun of Sinatra’s image He just wanted to have fun He just wanted to have fun

6 Sammy Davis Jr. Born in Harlem, New York Born in Harlem, New York He converted to Judaism after his near fatal car crash in 1954, where he lost his left eye He converted to Judaism after his near fatal car crash in 1954, where he lost his left eye He was a very talented singer, dancer, actor and performer He was a very talented singer, dancer, actor and performer He was in a series of interracial relationships, causing a lot of controversy He was in a series of interracial relationships, causing a lot of controversy In the 1960’s, he appeared with the Rat Pack in a series of films, including “Ocean’s Eleven” In the 1960’s, he appeared with the Rat Pack in a series of films, including “Ocean’s Eleven”

7 Peter Lawford Born Peter Sidney Ernest Ayln Lawford in London, England Born Peter Sidney Ernest Ayln Lawford in London, England In 1954, he married JFK’s sister, Patricia Kennedy In 1954, he married JFK’s sister, Patricia Kennedy Lawford was the Rat Pack’s connection to JFK Lawford was the Rat Pack’s connection to JFK Introduced to Marilyn Monroe at JFK’s Democratic Convention when she sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” Introduced to Marilyn Monroe at JFK’s Democratic Convention when she sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” Last person to speak to Marilyn Monroe before she died Last person to speak to Marilyn Monroe before she died

8 Joey Bishop Born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb in the Bronx, New York Born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb in the Bronx, New York Grew up in Philadelphia, PA Grew up in Philadelphia, PA Started a friendship with Frank Sinatra in 1950, which led to his inclusion in the Rat Pack Started a friendship with Frank Sinatra in 1950, which led to his inclusion in the Rat Pack His strong asset was comedy His strong asset was comedy Least remembered member of the Rat Pack Least remembered member of the Rat Pack

9 Humphrey Bogart The Rat Pack was originally formed in 1955 by Humphrey Bogart The Rat Pack was originally formed in 1955 by Humphrey Bogart The name that he originally gave them was the “Homby Hills Rat Pack” because they were always hanging out with each other The name that he originally gave them was the “Homby Hills Rat Pack” because they were always hanging out with each other This was supposed to be an informal men’s group that would get together to drink and gamble This was supposed to be an informal men’s group that would get together to drink and gamble After Bogart died, the Rat Pack was left under the leadership of the Pack Master, Frank Sinatra After Bogart died, the Rat Pack was left under the leadership of the Pack Master, Frank Sinatra

10 What they did The Rat pack originally started out by singing and performing together The Rat pack originally started out by singing and performing together They eventually starred in movies together They eventually starred in movies together Helped out with the election of JFK in the 60’s Helped out with the election of JFK in the 60’s

11 Their Music The Rat Pack started to sing and perform together at night clubs during the 50’s The Rat Pack started to sing and perform together at night clubs during the 50’s They started in Las Vegas, helping it become the popular city it is today They started in Las Vegas, helping it become the popular city it is today Even though each member had their own CDs, they sang some of their songs together Even though each member had their own CDs, they sang some of their songs together

12 Their Acting Careers The Rat Pack starred in three movies together The Rat Pack starred in three movies together These Movies were: These Movies were: Ocean’s 11 (1960) Ocean’s 11 (1960) Sergeants Three (1962) Sergeants Three (1962) Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964) Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964)

13 The Election of 1960 During the election of 1960, the Rat Pack helped JFK win the election During the election of 1960, the Rat Pack helped JFK win the election The Rat Pack held concerts to raise money for JFK’s bid for the presidency in 1960, most of theses performances were sold out The Rat Pack held concerts to raise money for JFK’s bid for the presidency in 1960, most of theses performances were sold out Frank Sinatra recorded a new version of “High Hopes” which became Kennedy’s campaign song Frank Sinatra recorded a new version of “High Hopes” which became Kennedy’s campaign song Frank Sinatra was asked to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” during the Democratic National Convention Frank Sinatra was asked to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” during the Democratic National Convention

14 Their Effect on Society The Rat Pack helped with the Civil Rights Movement, especially Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra The Rat Pack helped with the Civil Rights Movement, especially Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra They helped start the bond between entertainment and politics They helped start the bond between entertainment and politics Changed the way people listen to music Changed the way people listen to music Changed the way music is written, recorded and performed Changed the way music is written, recorded and performed

15 The End of an Era The Rat Pack first started to split up in 1961 when Peter Lawford had a falling out with Frank Sinatra over Peter’s brother-in-law Robert Kennedy’s objections to Sinatra’s Mafia connections causing the two men to never speak to each other again The Rat Pack first started to split up in 1961 when Peter Lawford had a falling out with Frank Sinatra over Peter’s brother-in-law Robert Kennedy’s objections to Sinatra’s Mafia connections causing the two men to never speak to each other again Sammy Davis Jr. did a reunion tour with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin from The tour didn’t last long due to the fact that Dean Martin became ill during the tour Sammy Davis Jr. did a reunion tour with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin from The tour didn’t last long due to the fact that Dean Martin became ill during the tour That was the last time any one saw the Rat Pack together again That was the last time any one saw the Rat Pack together again


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