[New York Post] When a hot-tempered Frank Sinatra wanted to break it off with a beautiful woman, he would order loyal valet Tony Consiglio, a high-school buddy from Hoboken, to do the dirty work.
Though it would be nasty, Consiglio admits in his posthumous book “Sinatra and Me: The Very Good Years” that he had no choice.
During their 50 years together, if something went wrong for Sinatra, Ol’ Blue Eyes would say to Consiglio, “You have a problem.”
One night at the Claridge in Atlantic City, Frank was with a gorgeous young actress, Consiglio
The lady retired to her room to change into something more comfortable. Sinatra told Tony to deliver dinner — a plate of spareribs — to the woman with a special instruction.
“I went to her room and knocked on the door. She opened the door wearing a beautiful light chiffon dressing gown over a transparent white negligee. She looked beautiful and ready for a long night. I told her that I was sorry to bother her, and that Frank had insisted that I deliver the spareribs.
“When she reached out for the plate I hit her in the face with the ribs, sauce and all. I apologized again and went back to the suite.
“Frank asked, ‘Did you do what I told you?’ I nodded yes.”