With the help of Lee Hazlewood, Nancy Sinatra’s music career received a significant boost, beginning with their first collaboration that was the famous hit These Boosts are Made for Walkin’, a song that earned Sinatra 2 Grammy Award nominations. She and Hazlewood had a parallel career recording duets, and together they made hits like Summer Wine and Some Velvet Morning. Sinatra also shared a duet with her father, Frank Sinatra, the ballad Somethin’ Stupid which earned a Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year and to this day remains the only father-daughter duet to hit No. 1 in the United States. In 1967, Sinatra recorded the theme song for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Other notable hits in this decade included Sugar Town (1966), How Does That Grab You, Darlin’? (1966), Love Eyes (1967), and Lightning’s Girl (1967).
Posing at a hotel roof garden in London, 1967. (David Redfern)
Sinatra also enjoyed acting. She starred in films like The Oscar (1966), The Last of the Secret Agents (1966), The Wild Angels (1966), and Speedway (1968). On television, she made appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Sinatra also produced and appeared on Movin’ with Nancy, an NBC television special that won an Emmy Award for director Jack Harley Jr. and earned an Emmy Award nomination for choreographer David Winters.
Below are 27 vintage photographs of Nancy Sinatra when she was young back in the 1960s:
Next to a picture of her father Frank Sinatra after she announced plans at Danny’s Hideaway E. 45th St to marry Tommy Sands, 1960. (Tom Cunningham)
Welcoming Elvis Presley with a gift from Nancy Sinatra upon his arrival from Europe, 1960. (Joe Petrella)
Posing together with Tommy Sands in formal attire at an event, 1960. (Hulton Archive)
With Joey Bishop, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis Jr. on ‘The Frank Sinatra Show,’ 1960. (ABC)