…but you can’t take the Hoboken out of the guy.
During a “bitter” March 1993 child custody hearing against Woody Allen, Mia Farrow testified that “a former husband had offered to have both of Allen’s legs broken, but added that he had only been joking.” According to a 3.27.93 Independent report, Farrow was asked which of her ex-husbands — Frank Sinatra or Andre Previn — was more likely to make such a suggestion, but the question was disallowed. Four years later Farrow told Howard Stern that it was Sinatra, of course, who made the offer. 75% joke, 25% serious. Possibly 66% vs. 33%.
I’ve either forgotten this or never heard it to begin with — one of the two. The pertinent portion begins at 3:33 mark.