The Group of Acting’s Greatest: The story of the Rat Pack that ruled HollywoodImagine all the greatest actors of today coming together to create a group that would run the film industry through and through. Seems like a story of a blockbuster film doesn’t it? Well, such a group did exist.
The Rat Pack was one of the most prolific groups of actors that ran the Hollywood business in the 60’s. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop came together in 1960’s to create the Rat Pack. The original Rat Pack was led by Humphrey Bogart and included the likes of Errol Flynn, Nat King Cole, Mickey Rooney, Jerry Lewis, and Cesar Romero. But what made this group one of the greatest in history?
Firstly, their associates also known as the Rat Pack’s Associates included the names of greats such as Marilyn Monroe, Angie Dickinson, Shirley McLain, Lauren Bacall, etc. Initially, this group performed in Las Vegas with many members coming together for performances while some coming in impromptu.
The first film they did together was Ocean’s 11. They went on to do a number of films together such as Sergeants 3 and Robin and the 7 Hoods. They also recorded five albums together which included the famous “The Rat Pack Live at the Sands in 1960. The last time the group appeared in a film was in Cannonball Run II. They also tried to stage a revival but with the majority of their members dead, the group just could never make a comeback.