Dean Martin Celebrity Roast

Frank Sinatra

Season 5, Ep 2, Aired 2/7/78
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  • Episode Description
  • The Chairman of the Board Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra is the Man of the Hour. Appearing with Dean on the dais are Ronald Reagan, Gene Kelly, Don Rickles, George Burns, Dom DeLuise (aka Domenic Tendoroni), Redd Foxx, Jimmy Stewart, Flip Wilson, Telly Savalas, Jonathan Winters, ack Klugman, LaWanda Page, Red Buttons, Milton Berle, Ernest Borgnine, Orson Welles, Rich Little, Barbara Marx (Frank's wife), Jilly Rizzo, Ruth Buzzi (as Mrs. Gladys Ormsby) and Peter Falk (as Lt. Columbo).moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Sinatra

    Himself

  • Ronald Reagan

    Himself

  • George Burns

    Himself

  • Gene Kelly

    Himself (1974-1979)

  • Orson Welles

    Himself (1976-1984)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Ronald Reagan: I'm pleased to be here tonight, honoring my very dear friend Frank Sinatra. I must say when this program was being planned the producer hadn't decided what political figures would participate, it was a choice between me and Governor Brown and I lost again. But seriously this is Frank Sinatra's night and I'm here out of gratitude. Frank worked for me on all my campaigns, he was with me all the way to the Governor's mansion, without his help who knows, I might have been President.

    • Dean Martin: I'm truly fortunate to be counted as one of Frank's friends, I'm pretty lucky every night I get on my knees and pray, I pray that I can get off my knees. Yeah Frank's been a real pill, pal ... he helped me when I started singing in cafes and helped me with my recording and motion picture career. Frank thanks for your support, I swear I'll wear it till the day I die. This man's success has served as an inspiration to every American boy. Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey as an unwanted child and now he's wanted in five States. Especially in the State of New York, as you know New York City has been having financial trouble, nobody knew Frank had lent money to New York until they found the Statue of Liberty with her arms broken.

    • Orson Welles: As the Shadow I said "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men". Frank knew.

    Allusions (1)

    • Orson Welles: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men, Orson Welles was the voice of the very popular radio series called "The Shadow". In the show Lamant Cranston returns home after war in which he had become a mad despot in tibet and after learning the error of his ways trains under a monk to refine his mental power to become a warrior of good. his powers allowed him to cloud mens minds and control them and also allowed him to make himself invisible leaving only his shadow. his powers also allowed to read mens minds to find their deepest darkest secrets hence the quote. The Shadow was made into a live action movie in the 1990's with Alec Baldwin as the lead.

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