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She began her career as a singer and actress at the beginning of the 1960s, initially with little success. In 1960, she married "teen idol" Tommy Sands but divorced him in 1965. Her career peaked in the late 1960s with a string of pop music hits. Her best-known hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"--which popularized and made her synonymous with Go-Go boots--was written by Lee Hazlewood and included legendary session drummer Hal Blaine and guitarist Billy Strange on the recording - as did most of her other hits. Other well-known hits included the title song for the James Bond film, "You Only Live Twice," "Somethin' Stupid", a duet with her father, and "Some Velvet Morning", a duet with Lee Hazlewood. The latter had many cover versions, including a version by Primal Scream.
Nancy also co-starred in a number of films including Roger Corman's "The Wild Angels" with Peter Fonda and Bruce Dern, and Speedway with Elvis Presley, and starred in a number of television specials, most notable among them the 1967 Emmy Award winning special Movin' with Nancy , in which she cohorted with her famous father and his Rat Pack pals Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.. In the 1970s she slowed down her musical activity and ceased acting in order to concentrate on being a wife and mother.
She has written a biography of her father entitled "Frank Sinatra: My Father".
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