Singer and actor Nancy Sinatra on her famous father and the invaluable role both of her parents have played in her life.

Wearing her signature boots, singer and actor Nancy Sinatra is very much enjoying her first visit to Ireland. While she is famous in her own right, Nancy Sinatra never minds being introduced as the daughter of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, one of the defining voices of 20th century popular music.

As her father celebrates his 80th birthday, Nancy Sinatra has chosen to commemorate his life with the biography 'Frank Sinatra: An American Legend’. While the book is clearly about her father, Nancy Sinatra has dedicated it to both of her parents, Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato.

Although her parents separated when she was about 10 years old, Nancy Sinatra has always maintained a strong relationship with them both. She tries to visit her father every week. However due to touring commitments, she is upset that she has not seen her mother in almost a month.

I am so lucky to have both of my parents I can't tell you, I am so blessed.

Growing up, Nancy Sinatra was largely unaware that of her father's success. By the time his fame became stratospheric in the mid-1960s, she was a young adult and was well equipped to handle the impact his celebrity had on her life.

Frank Sinatra was a teen idol and Nancy Sinatra believes it was him and not The Beatles that caused the first generation gap.

Nancy Sinatra is pleased to report that contrary to rumours, her father is fit and well. While Frank Sinatra has ostensibly retired from performing,

He could surprise us and actually do another concert or two.

Nancy Sinatra is highly aware that she grew up surrounded by privilege, but for her the privilege lies in having great parents.

This episode of 'Kenny Live' was broadcast on 11 November 1995. The presenter is Pat Kenny.