Nancy Sinatra

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Nancy Sinatra as shown on the cover of the soundtrack to Movin' with Nancy

Nancy Sinatra (born June 8, 1940) is an American singer and actress. She is the daughter of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra.

She began her career as a singer and actress at the beginning of the 1960s, initially with little success. In 1960, she married "teen idol" Tommy Sands but divorced him in 1965. Her career peaked in the late 1960s with a string of pop music hits. Her best-known hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"--which popularized and made her synonymous with Go-Go boots--was written by Lee Hazlewood and included legendary session drummer Hal Blaine and guitarist Billy Strange on the recording - as did most of her other hits. Other well-known hits included the title song for the James Bond film, "You Only Live Twice", "Somethin' Stupid", a duet with her father, and "Some Velvet Morning", a duet with Lee Hazlewood. The latter had many cover versions, including a version by Primal Scream. Nancy racked up 23 songs on the music charts and recently released a new CD.

Nancy also co-starred in a number of films including Roger Corman's "The Wild Angels" with Peter Fonda and Bruce Dern, and Speedway with Elvis Presley, and starred in a number of television specials, most notable among them the 1967 Emmy Award winning special Movin' with Nancy, in which she cohorted with her famous father and his Rat Pack pals Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.. In the 1970s she slowed down her musical activity and ceased acting in order to concentrate on being a wife and mother.

At the age of 54 she posed for Playboy in their May 1995 issue along with releasing a new CD, "ONE MORE TIME" and making guest appearances on TV shows to promote the new material.

She has written two biographies about her father, "Frank Sinatra: My Father" and "Frank Sinatra, An American Legend".

In 2003, one of her songs (a cover of Cher's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)") was used in the Quentin Tarantino hit film Kill Bill: Vol. One. In 2005 the same song was sampled by the Audio Bullys into a dance remix (renamed into "Shot You Down").

More recently, she has collaborated with Morrissey, recording a version of his top-ten, 2004 hit, "Let Me Kiss You".

Nancy Sinatra will receive her own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in September of 2005.

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