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Actor Robert Davi honors Hollywood legend

LOS ANGELES, CA — He has worked with some of the more resplendent and influential silver screen legends in Hollywood, from the late Marlon Brando, Jr. to multi-award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Throughout a flourishing cinematic career that has stretched infectiously over more than three evolving decades, charismatic actor and recording artist Robert Davi has embarked on a national expedition to honor a fellow actor and solo artist who helped America get through some hard-knock times back in the 1940s.

Davi was a talented and ambitious 24-year-old when he shared the screen with the late Frank Sinatra, an iconic figure who started his musical career in the swing era with the likes of musician and bandleader Harry James and jazz trombonist Tommy Dorsey.

It was on the set of “Contract on Cherry Street” when Davi’s radiating dreams and Sinatra’s scintillating influence became far more than strangers in the night.

The 1977 made-for-television movie, adapted from a novel of the same name, was Sinatra’s first acting role in seven years and Davi’s induction into Hollywood; some may consider Davi’s part in the role of Mickey Sinardos as a lucky happening.

For Davi, this concurrance of circumstances may have been devine.

This young, impassioned thespian and budding singer never knew then he would one day utilize his powerful, operatic voice to pay homage to one of the greatest recording artists on the planet.

In an incandescent display of genius, Davi is breathing — with admirable accomplishment — refreshing life into Sinatra’s many contributions to the American music industry in live performances at both small and large venues.

Davi’s inaugural CD, titled “Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance,” is slated for release in October on Sun Lion Records. It will be distributed internationally by Fontana/Universal Music.

Davi’s recording of the highly-anticipated CD was backed by an impressive 30-piece orchestra at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, the same place where Sinatra made history.

For those lucky enough to witness firsthand Davi’s allegiance to Sinatra’s music will not be disppointed.

The magnanimous actor, who has brought larger-than-life characterization to such movies as “Die Hard” and “Licence to Kill,” represents passionate familiarity music aficionados will not want to miss.

Davi said he is planning a major engagement at a Las Vegas casino during the early part of 2012.

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