The FBI kept a file on him, compiling 2,400 pages of records, but Frank’s love life was almost as wild as his links to the mob. He was divorced three times before exchanging vows with Barbara, first to childhood sweetheart Nancy Barbato
in 1939. The marriage lasted 12 years until Frank cheated with Ava Gardner
, who became his second wife in 1951. That union was a mess of booze-fueled beatings, an abortion and affairs.