In the Godfather, was Johnny Fontane based on Frank Sinatra?

That's what I heard, and it is said his career was in a slump until he won the academy award and was back on top . . Oddly enough, just like Johnny Fontane in the Godfather . . Also interesting, Frank Sinatra was good friends with the Reagans, even had spent time as a guest in the White House as a special guest... show more That's what I heard, and it is said his career was in a slump until he won the academy award and was back on top . . Oddly enough, just like Johnny Fontane in the Godfather . . Also interesting, Frank Sinatra was good friends with the Reagans, even had spent time as a guest in the White House as a special guest of Nancy Reagan . . . Now that's corruption . .
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