- "Frank Sinatra was the emcee and I was invited. There was Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, real big stars. Frank Sinatra called out my name first. So I asked him, why my name first? Frank Sinatra asked, 'Who's the new kid on the block?' I said, 'I am,' and Frank replied, 'Well kid, we always take care of the new kid on the block," Orlando said was a defining moment.