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Sinatra
Sinatra

The last song

L.A. services for Sinatra to begin Tuesday

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Services honoring Frank Sinatra will begin Tuesday in Los Angeles, as the entertainment world pays its last respects to the kid from Hoboken who became an American icon.

A private service for the reading of the Rosary will take place Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, followed by the funeral at noon on Wednesday. The services are invitation only, Sinatra publicist Susan Reynolds said, and will take place at the Beverly Hills Roman Catholic church. Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop of Los Angeles, will lead the services.

Sinatra's daughters, Tina and Nancy, and his fourth wife Barbara will put aside their differences over Sinatra's will and attend the services together, according to reports.

Sinatra died on Thursday after suffering a heart attack. He was 82.

Hoboken
A sign outside a Hoboken restaurant

Hoboken goodbye

The entertainment legend who often snubbed the press during life is apparently doing the same in death. A family spokesman on Monday announced that no reporters or pool cameras would be allowed to attend the services, and no audio feed or transcript of the ceremony will be provided.

Even his intended burial site remains unknown to the public. The legendary entertainer will reportedly be laid to rest next to his mother Dolly and father Martin in the family plot outside Palm Springs. But so far his chief publicist, Susan Reynolds, has declined to comment on those arrangements. The manager of the graveyard, Desert Memorial Park, said she has heard nothing yet from family members.

Meanwhile, Sinatra's hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey, said its last goodbyes on Monday. An estimated 800 people overflowed St. Francis Church for a service during which those in attendance sang the Sinatra classic, "My Way."

Hoboken Mayor Anthony Russo said Sinatra was a symbol of success.

"Frank Sinatra epitomized the American Dream for all of Hoboken's residents," he said.

The service was a pleasant end to a love-hate relationship between Sinatra and Hoboken. In 1947, he was pelted with tomatoes while riding on a parade float through his hometown. He later vowed to never return to Hoboken. He would eventually break his vow in order to visit his mother and godfather.

Flowers
Tributes and remembrances for Sinatra can be found all over the world

Hollywood elite

Sinatra's funeral in Los Angeles on Wednesday will attract the Hollywood elite.

Sinatra's son Frank Jr. and stars Kirk Douglas and Robert Wagner were expected to give eulogies, the New York Daily News reported. Crooner Tony Bennett will sing "Ave Maria," according to the New York Post.

Actress Angie Dickinson and comedian Don Rickles, husband-and-wife singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, former MCA chief Lew Wasserman, actors Jack Lemmon and Robert Stack, and the last surviving member of the Rat Pack, comedian Joey Bishop, are all expected to attend.

Reuters contributed to this report.


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