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Eldest child of Frank Sinatra who enjoyed a decade of fame beginning in the early 1960s, in which her combination of toughness and kittenish sexiness prefigured such later pop singers as Linda Ronstadt, Pat Benatar and Madonna. Although one of her biggest hits was a sweet, playful duet with her father ("Somethin' Stupid"), Sinatra's best-known single remains her first big hit, the acoustic bass-driven, quasi-feminist "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'." Compensating for her modest vocal range with a smooth, dusky alto and a good-humored, insinuating delivery, she hit the top 40 ten times from 1965 to 1968, including three duets with singer Lee Hazlewood, who wrote and produced most of Sinatra's material and added a country seasoning to her basically pop sound. Sinatra also starred in three TV variety specials and acted in such films as "The Wild Angels" (1966) and the Elvis Presley vehicle "Speedway" (1968), where her persona was that of the deadpan, miniskirted tough cookie. She also continued performing live before her career petered out in the mid-70s. She made very occasional TV and concert appearances in the years that followed, and in the mid-90s enjoyed a modest career renaissance.
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Appeared with Elvis Presley and her father Frank Sinatra on national TV
Made feature film debut in "For Those Who Think Young"
Released first chart single, "So Long, Babe"
Enjoyed Number 1 hit with first Top 40 single, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
Played leading role in and sang title song for the spy spoof, "The Last of the Secret Agents"
Caused controversy with album which featured her top five single, "Sugar Town"; album cover featured Sinatra in a skimpy bikini; album briefly banned in Boston
Had second Number 1 single in duet with father Frank Sinatra, "Something Stupid"
Had first hit duet with Lee Hazlewood, "Jackson"
Sang theme song for popular James Bond film, "You Only Live Twice"
Sang the title song for the spy film, "Tony Rome", starring Frank Sinatra
Last top 40 single, "Some Velvet Morning", a duet with Lee Hazlewood
Last major film appearance, opposite Elvis Presley in "Speedway"
Released last single, "Hook and Ladder"
Performed on the nightclub circuit
Starred in last major TV appearance for a decade, "Movin' with Nancy on Stage", a record of her nightclub act
Appeared on TV in salutes to her father and Elvis Presley
Guest starred as herself on an episode of the ABC Vietnam war drama series, "China Beach"; sang "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
Appeared as a nude centerfold for the magazine, Playboy
Embarked on a concert tour to promote album "California Girl"
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (May)