Ray Liotta says Frank Sinatra's daughters once sent him a fake horse's head


Ray Liotta says Frank Sinatra’s daughters sent him a horse’s head after he passed on their miniseries: ‘It means you’re toast’


Ray Liotta says Frank Sinatra’s daughters once sent him a severed horse head after he turned down the opportunity to work with them on a project about the late great.

Liotta opened up about his run in with sisters Nancy and Tina during an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage where the classic car connoisseurs got to take a joyride in one of Frank’s vintage automobile.

There, he told the late night alum how he received the Godfather-inspired threat after passing on playing old Blue Eyes for the girls only to later take on the role in the HBO movie The Rat Pack.

Warning: Ray Liotta says Frank Sinatra's daughters once sent him a severed horse head after he turned down the opportunity to work with them on a project about the late great

Warning: Ray Liotta says Frank Sinatra’s daughters once sent him a severed horse head after he turned down the opportunity to work with them on a project about the late great

What happened: Liotta received the Godfather-inspired threat after passing on playing old Blue Eyes for the girls only to later take on the role in the HBO movie The Rat Pack. The real Frank is seen above

What happened: Liotta received the Godfather-inspired threat after passing on playing old Blue Eyes for the girls only to later take on the role in the HBO movie The Rat Pack. The real Frank is seen above

It turns out Nancy, now 81, and Tina, 73, were working on their own TV miniseries about their father at the same time Liotta was making 1998’s The Rat Pack.

‘The daughters, they wanted me to do a miniseries when they were doing a miniseries about it and I just felt too uncomfortable,’ he explained.

After they learned he was working on a separate Sinatra project, they decided to send Liotta a message.

‘We were doing the movie and I got delivered a horse’s head … Obviously, it wasn’t a real one, but it was a horse’s head. And, you know, a horse’s head means you’re toast.’

The equine specimen was a reference to a scene in the Francis Ford Coppola classic The Godfather.

Frank's girls: It turns out Nancy, now 81, and Tina, 73, were working on their own TV miniseries about their father at the same time Liotta was making The Rat Pack. They're seen in 1967 above

Frank’s girls: It turns out Nancy, now 81, and Tina, 73, were working on their own TV miniseries about their father at the same time Liotta was making The Rat Pack. They’re seen in 1967 above

Hot wheels: During the chat he was driving a vintage car that belonged to the singer

Hot wheels: During the chat he was driving a vintage car that belonged to the singer

Oh my: 'We were doing the movie and I got delivered a horse's head … Obviously, it wasn't a real one, but it was a horse's head. And, you know, a horse's head means you're toast'

Oh my: ‘We were doing the movie and I got delivered a horse’s head … Obviously, it wasn’t a real one, but it was a horse’s head. And, you know, a horse’s head means you’re toast’

‘It turned out that his daughters sent it and said, ‘Oh, you could do this one, but you couldn’t do the one that we wanted you to?” 

Plans for Nancy and Tina’s miniseries petered out and they shifted their efforts to the documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All.

The Rat Pack was a critical hit, earning three Emmy Awards.

Don Cheadle also won a Golden Globe for his role as Sammy Davis Jr.

Starring: Liotta is seen in the 1998 premium cable movie

Starring: Liotta is seen in the 1998 premium cable movie

Reference: The equine specimen was a reference to a scene in the Francis Ford Coppola classic The Godfather, above

Reference: The equine specimen was a reference to a scene in the Francis Ford Coppola classic The Godfather, above

The movie also starred Joe Mantegna as Dean Martin, and Angus Macfadyen as Peter Lawford.

Liotta recently appeared in the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints Of Newark.

In the mob drama, he plays kingpin Aldo ‘Hollywood Dick’ Moltisanti.

Talking about his tendency to play tough guys to the New York Post last month, he said: ‘I don’t go around beating people up. I’ve never been in a fight. I avoid it at all costs.’

Wise guy: Liotta recently appeared in the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints Of Newark

Wise guy: Liotta recently appeared in the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints Of Newark

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