TIL about the feud between Howard Hughes and Frank Sinatra over the affections of Ava Gardner, culminating in Sinatra driving a golf cart through a café window, a resulting fist-fight in which Sinatra lost two teeth, and ultimately led to the Mob’s withdrawal from Vegas.

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  1. “Sinatra then asked for credit, which was denied. It culminated when Sinatra reportedly drove a golf cart through the window of the coffee shop where casino manager Carl Cohen was seated and began “screaming obscenities and anti-Semitic remarks” at Cohen.

    Sinatra reportedly punched Cohen, a heavily built man, who responded with a smack in the mouth, bloodying Sinatra’s nose and knocking two of his teeth out.”

    The title suggests that Hughes punched Sinatra.

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