Frank Sinatra Risked ‘Boycott’ Over His Comments About Religion in 1963

Mar 17, 2022 785

BY: Emma McKee

In a Playboy interview in 1963, Frank Sinatra offered surprising honesty when asked about his stance on religion. The musician once spoke about his belief system and why he took issue with many elements of organized religion. Sinatra acknowledged that some of his comments could lose him fans.

Sinatra was born in 1915 to Italian immigrant parents. Though he was baptized and raised Catholic, Sinatra’s upbringing was nontraditional. His father was a boxer and a bar-owner, and his mother was a Democratic ward boss and midwife. She also campaigned for women’s rights and illegally provided abortions to women in need.

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