Sinatra’s Tailor is the remarkable story of Umberto Autore, orphaned as a young boy in Italy during WWII and raised by “nuns and Nazis”. He eventually immigrated to America where he became the tailor of first Frank Sinatra and then Steven Spielberg.
Join TBS’ former cantorial soloist, now published author, Mark Thompson along with the subject of his book, Umberto Autore, Sinatra’s tailor, himself, for an afternoon book discussion of this moving and gripping life story.
Sunday, August 2nd at 2 pm
Mark Thompson has been called a “renaissance man” because of his un-orthodox career path. “After earning a Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders, I opened a successful practice as a speech pathologist. Ten years later, after seeing the movie Trading Places, I made an abrupt turn and became a stockbroker with E.F. Hutton. Then, I took the advice of a rabbi who, upon hearing me sing, said, “forget about trading stocks! A man can’t have two masters. You should become a cantor.” I did and I am.
“Although my careers have changed, my desire to write has not. I’ve written several screenplays and I toured the country in 2009 as “Galileo” in a stage play I wrote of the same name. I enjoy telling stories about iconoclasts and people who inspire, sometimes altering the course of history. I’m a motorcycle enthusiast, a sailor, an amateur astronomer, and an adventurer. Most of all, I love to travel with my wonderful wife of 46 years, Elizabeth.”