Nancy Sinatra is the eldest daughter of one of the world's greatest entertainers ever, Frank Sinatra. Nancy distinguished herself in another way, with a very successful singing career in the mid-to-late Sixties that included two number one hits.
She was born Nancy Sandra Sinatra in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1940. In the 1940's her father's career soared and the family moved to the Los Angeles area, where Nancy attended University High School. As a teenager she made the first of her many television appearances on her father's show in 1957. In 1960, she married singer/actor Tommy Sands.
Following her divorce from Sands in 1965, she entered into a collaboration with songwriter/producer Lee Hazlewood and began her singing career. The first hit for 5' 3" Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walkin' went to number one in early 1966 and was very popular. She recorded for her father's Reprise label. Weeks later she followed with another top ten hit How Does That Grab You Darlin'? and the public simply could not get enough of her. Her work with Hazlewood was quite successful and a big lift to the career of both. The hits continued, with Friday's Child and Sugar Town, and then a duet with her father that went to number one for four weeks, Somethin' Stupid. That song marked her first hit that had not been written and produced by Hazlewood. Nancy continued to work with Hazlewood, and even had a couple of successful songs singing together in duet with him, Jackson and Lightning's Girl. Her final top forty hit, released in 1968, was Some Velvet Morning.
Nancy also found time to make a number of motion pictures in the Sixties including The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini and Speedway; she co-starred in the latter film with Elvis Presley in 1968. She also sang the theme song for two notable movies in that decade, Tony Rome (which starred her father) and the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Nancy also had nine albums on the charts in the late Sixties.
As the decade came to a close her run of hits did also. In 1970 she married Hugh Lambert. The couple had two daughters before his death in 1985.
Nancy Sinatra is still seen on television on occasion, and in later years re-joined Lee Hazlewood to tour with him. Some of her enormously popular songs from the 60's have been re-recorded by other artists, including These Boots Are Made For Walkin' and Somethin' Stupid.
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