Why was Frank Sinatra called "Ol Blue Eyes"?

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His deep blue eyes earned him the nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes".  He had a brief retirement.  Then in 1973 he had a highly advertised and successful comeback television special and an album entitled "Ol' Blue Eyes is Back."  That album title solidified the nickname.

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Didge Doo
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He visited Australia about 19801980 and, in his usual charming manner, called our female journalists a bunch of hookers. So the AJA put a black ban on him and the other unions picked it up and, for a while, he couldn't get out of the country. The London times carried the story under the headline, "Old Blue Eyes is Black".
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"Charming" indeed.

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