Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

 

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Francis Albert Sinatra (/sɪˈnɑːtrə/; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.[2] Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Sinatra found success as a solo artist after he signed with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". He released his debut album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. Sinatra's professional career had stalled by the early 1950s, and he turned to Las Vegas, where he became one of its best known residency performers as part of the Rat Pack. His career was reborn in 1953 with the success of From Here to Eternity, with his performance subsequently winning an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. Sinatra released several critically lauded albums, including In the Wee Small Hours (1955), Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956), Come Fly with Me (1958), Only the Lonely (1958) and Nice 'n' Easy (1960).

Sinatra left Capitol in 1960 to start his own record label, Reprise Records, and released a string of successful albums. In 1965, he recorded the retrospective September of My Years, starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, and released the tracks "Strangers in the Night" and "My Way". After releasing Sinatra at the Sands, recorded at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Vegas with frequent collaborator Count Basie in early 1966, the following year he recorded one of his most famous collaborations with Tom Jobim, the album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. It was followed by 1968's collaboration with Duke Ellington. Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971, but came out of retirement two years later and recorded several albums and resumed performing at Caesars Palace, and reached success in 1980 with "New York, New York". Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally until shortly before his death in 1998.

Sinatra forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning an Academy Award for From Here to Eternity, he starred in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), and received critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). He appeared in various musicals such as On the Town (1949), Guys and Dolls (1955), High Society (1956), and Pal Joey (1957), winning another Golden Globe for the latter. Toward the end of his career, he became associated with playing detectives, including the title character in Tony Rome (1967). Sinatra would later receive the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1971. On television, The Frank Sinatra Show began on ABC in 1950, and he continued to make appearances on television throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Sinatra was also heavily involved with politics from the mid-1940s, and actively campaigned for presidents such as Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. Despite his political connections, the FBI investigated Sinatra and his alleged relationship with the Mafia.

While Sinatra never formally learned how to read music, he had an impressive understanding of it, and he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. A perfectionist, renowned for his dress sense and performing presence, he always insisted on recording live with his band. His bright blue eyes earned him the popular nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes". Sinatra led a colorful personal life, and was often involved in turbulent affairs with women, such as with his second wife Ava Gardner. He went on to marry Mia Farrow in 1966 and Barbara Marx in 1976. Sinatra had several violent confrontations, usually with journalists he felt had crossed him, or work bosses with whom he had disagreements. He was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. After his death, American music critic Robert Christgau called him "the greatest singer of the 20th century",[3] and he continues to be seen as an iconic figure.[4]

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Highlights24

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Song
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town is a song by musical artist Frank Sinatra, released on December 8, 2017.
Ultimate Christmas
Album
Ultimate Christmas is an album by musical artist Frank Sinatra, released on October 6, 2017.
Baby Blue Eyes
Album
Baby Blue Eyes is an album by musical artist Frank Sinatra, released on May 12, 2017.
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Photos - Frank Sinatra558

People Recently Photographed with Frank Sinatra2

Popular Albums162

Album Appearances & References75

Popular Songs29

Song Appearances & References340

Popular Live Albums11

Musical Groups4

Films54

Minor Film Appearances & References21

TV Shows13

Book References & Influences3

Collaborators & Influencers354

Other Music-Related Relationships47

Other Film-Related Relationships20

Personal & Professional Relationships24

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships10

Awards & Nominations53

Famous Relatives6

Events2

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Videos7

Spotify - Albums & Singles362

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On54

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles6

Danny Strong to Write Book for Upcoming Frank Sinatra Musical
  –  January 19, 2018
The show based on the singer's life and career is set to open in 2020. Empire co-creator and Hunger Games scribe Danny Strong has been enlisted to write the book for an upcoming musical based on the life and career of music icon Frank Sinatra. The news was ...
Jukebox: How a round of golf, secret rehearsals and Frank Sinatra led to a James Taylor performance
  –  January 18, 2018
Golf, secret rehearsals — oh yeah, and Frank Sinatra. That’s how plans began for the Times ... Executive Director Jon Elbaum has upped the Hall’s game) presents jazz singer Gregory Porter the same night (Feb. 16) that Proctors presents the Birdland ...
Hoboken Home Once Lived in by Frank Sinatra Sells for $1.68 million
  –  January 18, 2018
But it’s not any ordinary home. Built in 1901, the property was once lived in by the famous American singer Frank Sinatra and his family. While living in the home, Sinatra is said to have attended David E. Rue Junior High and A. J. Demarest High School ...
Late Frank Sinatra in Christmas 'collaboration' with Seal
  –  November 24, 2017
The voice of the US singer is on a new rendition of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town with Seal, nearly 20 years after his death. Image: Frank Sinatra's voice is featuring on a new release this Christmas The late Frank Sinatra could be Christmas number one ...
Jukebox: How a round of golf, secret rehearsals and Frank Sinatra led to a James Taylor performance
  –  January 18, 2018
Golf, secret rehearsals — oh yeah, and Frank Sinatra. That’s how plans began for the Times ... Center at The College of Saint Rose cooperate in co-presenting the Bridge Jazz Festival, for example. However, scheduling conflicts still hurt ticket sales ...
Late Frank Sinatra in Christmas 'collaboration' with Seal
  –  November 24, 2017
... Sinatra's voice is featuring on a new release this Christmas The late Frank Sinatra could be Christmas number one with a new release, as he duets with soul singer Seal. The vocals of the jazz singer will be harmonised with Seal's, as they sing Santa ...

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