Frank Sinatra a timeless legend

Alisa Boswell

Alisa Boswell

Alisa Boswell

Staff writer

I think I finally found someone who beats my sister as Frank Sinatra’s biggest fan.

Last week, I attended a concert in Clovis with Frank Sinatra impersonator Cary Hoffman.

Hoffman was a great performer, but what was really unique about him is that moonlighting as Frank Sinatra isn’t his job. It’s his hobby.

Hoffman is a television producer and entertainment manager by day. He’s Frank Sinatra by night, because that’s his hero.

Hoffman told tidbits of his life story between songs and he has been obsessing over “old blue eyes” since he was in his early teens.

Listening to Hoffman tell his story got me thinking that Frank Sinatra is one of those timeless legends that no matter what generation you’re from, you’ve probably heard of him in one facet or another or may have heard his music without knowing it.

And this got me wondering what my favorite Sinatra movies might be. It didn’t take much thought. Hands down, my top two for him would be “Guys and Dolls” (1955) and “High Society” (1956). Great movies with a lot of great songs.

“High Society” is a remake of the 1940 film “Philadelphia Story” with James Stewart, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. I highly recommend both versions.

Alisa Boswell loves movies and literature and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at or 356-4481 or on Facebook at cmi staff-Alisa Boswell

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