ROCKY FORTUNE
Old-Time Radio Series


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ROCKY FORTUNE
ROCKY FORTUNE
Rocky Fortune aired on NBC from October 6, 1953 through March 30, 1954 with Frank Sinatra starring as "that footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" whose fortune was as rocky as his name. The unsponsored "sustainer" series was broadcast during the low point in Sinatra’s career and aired for only 26 weeks. Sinatra had been fired by MGM in 1950 after the singer made a careless joke about L. B. Mayer’s mistress, Ginny Simms. His record sales were slumping and his CBS radio disc jockey series Meet Frank Sinatra ended July 22, 1951—followed by his television series The Frank Sinatra Show April 1, 1952. In June, Sinatra was dropped by both Columbia Records and the MCA talent agency, leaving him without a network, agent, movie studio or record label. Though Sinatra was signed by Capitol Records in March 1953, it would take time for his new, more mature singing style to catch on and the breakup of his marriage with Ava Gardner later that year left Sinatra shaken. Though From Here to Eternity opened August 5, 1953 and grossed $80 million in its first year, his career wouldn’t be fully reborn until he won the "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar the following year.
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EPISODES AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD:
(10/6/1953) OYSTER SHUCKER (PREMIERE EPISODE IN THE SERIES) FRANK SINATRA
 25 min
(10/13/1953) STEVEN IN A REST HOME STARRING FRANK SINATRA
 24 min
(10/20/1953) Shipboard Jewel Robbery
 23 min
(10/27/1953) Pintsized Payroll Bandit
 24 min
(11/10/1953) Messenger for Murder
 24 min
(11/17/1953) A Hepcat Kills the Canary
 24 min
(1/5/1954) On the Trail of a Killer
 25 min
(1/12/1954) Rodeo Murder
 25 min
(1/19/1954) The Museum Murder
 25 min
(1/26/1954) Hauling Nitro
 24 min
(2/2/1954) Football Fix
 25 min
(2/9/1954) Catskills Cover Up
 24 min
(2/16/1954) LOU WAS NO LADY STARRING FRANK SINATRA
 24 min
(2/23/1954) ORGAN GRINDER
 25 min
(3/2/1954) The Doctor's Dilemma
 24 min
(3/9/1954) Incident in a Bar
 24 min
(3/16/1954) Little Voice of Murder
 25 min
(3/23/1954) Rocket to the Morgue
 25 min
(3/23/1954) ROCKET TO THE MORGUE
 25 min
(3/30/1954) BOARDING HOUSE DOUBLE-CROSS STARRING FRANK SINATRA (LAST EPISODE IN SERIES)
 25 min

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Social Director
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Oyster Shucker starring Frank Sinatra
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(10/13/1953)
Steven in a Rest Home
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Insurance Fraud
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Insurance Fraud
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Messenger for Murder
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Messenger for Murder
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Companion to a Chimp
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Companion To A Chimp
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(12/22/1953)
Plot to Murder Santa Claus
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Plot to Murder Santa Claus
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Plot to Murder Santa Claus
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Plot to Murder Santa Clause
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The Plot to Murder Santa Claus
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(1/12/1954)
Rodeo Murder
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(1/19/1954)
The Museum Murder
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(2/2/1954)
FOOTBALL FIX
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(2/2/1954)
Football Fix
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(2/9/1954)
Catskills Cover Up
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Catskills Cover Up
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Catskills Coverup
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(2/9/1954)
SOCIAL DIRECTOR
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Social Director
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(2/16/1954)
Lou was no Lady
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(2/16/1954)
Too Many Husbands
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(2/16/1954)
Too Many Husbands
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(2/16/1954)
TOO MANY HUSBANDS W/ FRANK SINATRA
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(2/23/1954)
Organ Grinder
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(3/16/1954)
Little Voice of Murder
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(3/16/1954)
Psychological Murder
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(3/16/1954)
Psychological Murder
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The Little Voice of Murder
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(3/23/1954)
Rocket to the Morgue
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(3/23/1954)
Rocket to the Morgue
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(3/23/1954)
Rocket to the Morgue
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(3/23/1954)
Rocket to the Morgue
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(3/30/1954)
Boarding House Double-Cross
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(3/30/1954)
Boarding House Double-Cross