Sinatra Took 12 Showers a Day

He was obsessed with being 'neat,' widow reveals

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 2, 2011 12:41 PM CDT | Updated Jun 5, 2011 9:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Frank Sinatra was known for his handsome looks, and apparently there were quite a few showers behind those looks. "He was a guy who took about 12 showers a day," widow Barbara Sinatra tells ABC News. "I mean, he was neat. And he always smelled of lavender." Because of that, he signed his love notes to her "Charlie Neat," she reveals in her new memoir Lady Blue Eyes, which reflects on their 22-year marriage.

In this book cover image released by Crown, Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank, by Barbara Sinatra, is shown.
In this book cover image released by Crown, "Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank," by Barbara Sinatra, is shown.   (AP Photo/Crown)
Frank Sinatra in file picture dated April1968 at Orly airport arrives in Paris.
Frank Sinatra in file picture dated April1968 at Orly airport arrives in Paris.   (Getty Images)
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