UHEF & Uni News


May, 2016

Did Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis headline a Uni grad night? YES!

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[Posted May 2, 2016] One of the great Los Angeles “urban legends” is that Frank Sinatra and friends once entertained a Uni class on grad night. Well, it really did happen! Jim Wartman ‘58 wrote in about our March 23 story on the passing of Frank Sinatra, Jr. ‘61. He was preceded at Uni by his sister Nancy, and Jim notes: I am James (Jim) Wartman and am a Vagabond, the class that graduated in June 1958. Nancy [Sinatra] is in our class and did not graduate in 1959. How […]



Mar, 2016

In memory of Uni alum Frank Sinatra Jr.

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[Posted March 23, 2016] Sad news of the loss of another Warrior: Frank Sinatra, Jr. (1944-2016) on March 16. He was 72. A member of Uni’s Winter ’61 class, the Associated Press obituary noted: Sinatra Jr. followed his father into music as a teenager, eventually working for the senior Sinatra as his musical director and conductor. … Sinatra Jr. was able to provide a link to his father’s music after his death, performing his songs and arrangements on tours and especially in Las Vegas. “Since my father’s death, a lot […]