As his appetite for young girls and sadomasochist sex increased, his marriage to Pat Kennedy foundered because of his infidelities and the fact that he was unable to fit in with the Kennedy clan. Ironically, it was Jack Kennedy who inadvertently brought about the end of Lawford`s friendship with another man he greatly admired – Frank Sinatra. A member of the Rat Pack with Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. Dean Martin and Joey Bishop, when JFK changed his mind about staying at Sinatra’s home in Palm Springs during a trip to California, Sinatra (who had installed a helicopter pad in anticipation of the president`s arrival) blamed the hapless Lawford for the disappointment and shunned him ever after. Ironically it was Sinatra’s ties to the Mob that prevent JFK from staying at the singer’s home.
Final Resting Place:
Grave Location:Ashes were released at Marina Del Rey, California into the Pacific Ocean
Grave Location Description
Interesting to note that several publications still list Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary as his final resting place when in fact his remains were evicted due to non-payment of the funeral bill.