Frank Sinatra's Valet and Confidant George Jacobs Dies at 87

Monday, 30 Dec 2013 11:43 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Frank Sinatra's valet and confidant, George Jacobs, died of natural causes Saturday night in Palm Springs. He was 87.

Jacobs, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, had been "Old Blue Eye's" confidant and valet for 15 years, having been first introduced to the legendary crooner in 1953 through mutual friend Irving "Swifty" Lazar, a Hollywood dealmaker. Jacobs was hired by Sinatra while he was in a stormy marriage with Ava Gardner, reported.

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In 2003, Jacobs published a book about Sinatra's women, dealings with the Kennedys, the Rat Pack and the mob titled, "Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra."

Jacobs said he was fired after the gossip columns reported about him dancing at a nightclub with Sinatra's then-wife, Mia Farrow. Despite Ol' Blue Eyes' temper, Jacobs wrote that his boss treated him well, The Associated Press reported.

In his autobiography about his years with Sinatra, Jacobs wrote that Marilyn Monroe once told him she’d give up her career to be Sinatra’s wife, among other claims, noted.

Sinatra died in 1998 from complications from dementia, heart and kidney disease, and bladder cancer, having suffered a severe heart attack one year earlier. He was 82  when he died.

Jacobs was survived by four sons and two daughters.

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