Frank Sinatra Wed Mia Farrow in Las Vegas on This Day in History
The blue-eyed crooner married the pixie-haired actress in true “Rat Pack” style 49 years ago, on July 19, 1966.
Mia Farrow, riding high from the success of television's Peyton Place, and Frank Sinatra, regaining popularity with his hit single "Strangers in the Night," first met when she was just 19 years old and he was 48. Fellow Rat Packer Dean Martin allegedly quipped that he had bottles of Scotch older than Mia, but that didn't matter to Ol' Blue Eyes. Despite the age difference and constant hounding by the press, the couple wed two years later, on July 19, 1966, in a 15-minute ceremony at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. The bride donned a simple white shift dress and sported a newly shorn pixie cut.
Before heading to their honeymoon in Palm Springs, the newlyweds attended a small party, where they cut a second wedding cake, at the home of Hollywood producer Bill Goetz and his wife, Edie, daughter of Louis B. Mayer. Although the marriage was short-lived, Mia was recently quoted as saying Frank was "the great love of her life."