People: Jun. 17, 1966

Dino's 49th birthday party turned into quite a bash all right. Frank Sinatra, 50, and Manhattan Barkeep Jilly Rizzo were helping Singer Dean Martin celebrate in the Polo Lounge of the Beverly Hills Hotel when an argument started with the fellow at the next table, Fred Weisman, 54, retired president of Hunt Foods and brother-in-law of Tycoon Norton Simon. As Frank first told it, Weisman beefed about the noise at Martin's table. "The guy was cursing me," said Sinatra, "and using four-letter words. I told him, 'I don't think you ought to be sitting...

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