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Updated: Tuesday Jan 22, 2013 | 06:00 AM EST By: Karen J. Quan and Nancy Mattia

JOHN F. KENNEDY: FRANK SINATRA & PETER LAWFORD

After actively campaigning for Kennedy, Sinatra and Lawford organized a star-studded gala fund-raiser on Jan. 20, 1961, at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C., the day before their pal was sworn in as President. The two entertainers recruited such A-listers as Nat King Cole and Gene Kelly and raised over $1 million for the Democratic Party.