Paul Anka was an honorary member of The Rat Pack, but in his new memoir, My Way, he not only rips Frank Sinatra, but other members too. According to an excerpt in the UK’s Daily Mail, Frank Sinatra hated Barbra Streisand, John F. Kennedy was ‘wild and horny’ and Bob Hope had ‘women stashed all over the place.’
The legendary singer/song-writer was always called “Kid” by Frank Sinatra, and in his new memoir he shares memories of his times with the legend. He writes about Sinatra’s outrageous lifestyle, especially when he was the king of Vegas. In an excerpt, Paul Anka writes,
“We’d sit around talking for hours, naked as the day we were born. Suddenly, a couple of giggling showgirls — also stark naked — would tiptoe in or, occasionally, Frank would have ladies of the night brought in. Then he’d disappear to a little massage room to have sex with them. He wasn’t the only one who did this, though I didn’t We all knew what the wild and horny senator John F. Kennedy was up to when he came to Vegas. Even the comedian Bob Hope had a massage every day and women stashed all over the place.”
Anka goes as far to say that Frank Sinatra didn’t understand woman, nor did he like spending time with them other than having sex. He apparently was just as happy to have sex with a hooker as he was with any of his wives. Paul Anka recalls, “Maybe there was one exception: the actress Angie Dickinson. Of all the women he’d known, he said she was the best in bed. Dean Martin agreed.”
Now onto Barbra Streisand; Sinatra loathed her to the point of being irrational, this according to Anka. He then isn’t shy about mentioning Frank Sinatra’s many mob connections or how mean, nasty and abusive Sinatra could be. Just when you thought he was insulting the man, Anka says,
“I heard many people say his life had been blighted by his final years, but I look at it differently. For all his faults, Frank Sinatra lived life more fully than anyone I’ve met before or since. There was no one like him, nor will there ever be again.”
Paul Anka’s memoir, My Way: An Autobiography will hit stores April 9th. Frank Sinatra died in 1998 at 82-years old.