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Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Rat Pack

 
 
The Rat Pack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2016
1. The Rat Pack Marker
Inscription.  The fun loving stars of the so called "Rat Pack", including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr., and Joey Bishop, cavorted through such films as "Ocean's 11", "Robin and the 7 Hoods", and their showcase film the comedy western "Sergeant's 3", shot right here in Kanab in 1963. John Sturges was the director and Howard Koch produced for United Artists Productions.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Utah - Kanab "Walk of Fame" series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
 
Location. 37° 2.882′ N, 112° 31.758′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is on West Center Street (U.S. 89) west of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located along the sidewalk on the south side of the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 West Center Street, Kanab UT 84741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tex Ritter (within shouting distance of this marker); Virgil Riggs (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Taylor (within shouting distance of
Marker detail: The Rat Pack photo image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: The Rat Pack photo
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this marker); Peggie Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Boone (within shouting distance of this marker); Sidney Poitier (within shouting distance of this marker); Linda Darnell (within shouting distance of this marker); Ken Curtis (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kanab.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a laser-printed metal plaque, mounted horizontally on a waist-high metal post.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Rat Pack (photograph). All five members of the Rat Pack, from left, Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop, perform at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, Jan. 20, 1960. Their gigs were often improvised and when one member of the Rat Pack was scheduled to give a performance, other members would show up for an impromptu show. (Submitted on March 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Frank Sinatra (Internet Movie Database). Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. (Submitted on March 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Peter Lawford (Internet Movie Database). Born in London, England and son
The Rat Pack Marker (<i>wide view; sidewalk in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2016
3. The Rat Pack Marker (wide view; sidewalk in background)
of a British World War I hero, Lawford had spent most of his childhood in Paris, France and began his acting career at a very young age. (Submitted on March 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

4. Sammy Davis Jr. (Internet Movie Database). Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world". (Submitted on March 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

5. Joey Bishop (Internet Movie Database). Perpetually glum standup comedian Joey Bishop served as an opening act for a number of stars, including Frank Sinatra. (Submitted on March 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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