The Friars Club Pays Tribute To Their Long-Time Abbott–Yeah, That Ol’ Blue-Eyed Guy–At The Pierre Hotel!


The world-famous Friars Club celebrated Frank Sinatra¹s 100th birthday with a gala at the Pierre Hotel on January 11, 2016.  Friars Club President, legendary talk show host, Larry King, was be the Master of Ceremonies.

Many of the show¹s performers worked directly with Sinatra over the course of his incredible career. Norm Crosby, Tony Danza, Robert Davi, Tom Dreesen, Shawn King, Deana Martin, Frank Pellegrino, Steve Tyrell, Dionne Warwick and other very special guests appeared and paid their own personal homage to Old Blue Eyes’ legacy.

I had a great time in the press room watching all the luminaries for the evenings strut in. I was happy to be able to chat with the always interesting Dominic Chianese who sings as well as he acts–but the height of the evening for me was meeting the lovely chanteuse Deana Martin and her husband John, who are very approachable and about the most chicly dressed couple I have ever encountered (even on the red carpet).

I truly hope that a “Frank’s Birthday Party” becomes an annual event–either at The Pierre or at the Friars Club itself!