A Kennedy-Sinatra Rumor Revived

The FBI released a trove of material from its files on Edward M. Kennedy, much of it focused on threats against him and his family.

But buried in the thousands of pages of material is mention of a rumor that the Mafia, working with associates of Frank Sinatra, conspired to catch Kennedy, his brother Robert and brother-in-law Peter Lawford in compromising situations at a New York party.

In releasing the files, the FBI said in a press release today: “In the convoluted rumor, both Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe were to be involved. The FBI did not consider the rumor solid, and no other mention of it appears in the file, suggesting that the informant did not supply any corroboration to the story.”

We’ll see if the rumor makes its way into History’s miniseries “The Kennedys.”

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Biz News from Variety

Loading