Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

 

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Francis Albert Sinatra (/sˈnɑːtrə/; Italian: [siˈnaːtra]; 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 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 a short time 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, though before Kennedy's death Sinatra's alleged Mafia connections led to his being snubbed.[3]

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",[4] and he continues to be seen as an iconic figure.[5]

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Baby Blue Eyes
Album
Baby Blue Eyes is an album by musical artist Frank Sinatra, released on May 12, 2017.
World On A String
Album
World On A String is an album by musical artist Frank Sinatra, released on August 26, 2016.
 
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Photos - Frank Sinatra1000

People Recently Photographed with Frank Sinatra2

Popular Albums159

Album Appearances & References72

Popular Songs29

Song Appearances & References333

Popular Live Albums11

Musical Groups10

Films54

Minor Film Appearances & References21

TV Shows11

Book References & Influences3

Collaborators & Influencers339

Other Music-Related Relationships43

Other Film-Related Relationships19

Personal & Professional Relationships24

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships9

Awards & Nominations53

Famous Relatives6

Events2

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles9

Barbara Sinatra, widow of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90
  –  July 27, 2017
Theirs was the longest lasting of the singer's marriages. In her 2011 book, "Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank," Sinatra wrote of first meeting her future husband when she was asked to be a doubles partner with his second wife, Ava Gardner. She also spent ...
Barbara Sinatra, widow of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90
  –  July 25, 2017
Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and wife of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at 90 years old. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, told CNN Sinatra died of natural causes. She was surrounded by family and ...
Frank Sinatra’s wife Barbara dies at 90
  –  July 25, 2017
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and wife of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at 90 years old. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, told CNN Sinatra died of natural causes.
Barbara Sinatra, widow of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90
  –  July 25, 2017
(CNN) - Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and wife of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at 90 years old. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, told CNN Sinatra died of natural causes. She was surrounded by family ...
Barbara Sinatra dead: Wife of singer Frank Sinatra dies aged 90
  –  July 25, 2017
Barbara Sinatra, the wife of Frank Sinatra, has died aged 90. The former model and fourth wife of the hugely successful singer died on Tuesday at her home in California. Her health had been declining for months and she died comfortably surrounded by her ...
Barbara Sinatra, widow of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, dies
  –  July 25, 2017
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family friend says Barbara Sinatra ...
Barbara Sinatra, widow of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, dies at 90
  –  July 25, 2017
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) George Schlatter, right, and Barbara Sinatra pose together at "Still ...
Frank Sinatra's wife Barbara Sinatra dead at 90
  –  July 25, 2017
Barbara Sinatra has died at the age of 90. TMZ reports that the fourth and final wife of late singer Frank Sinatra passed away on Tuesday at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. SEE ALSO: Rocker Peter Frampton has 'meltdown' in the middle of concert Barbara ...
Family friend says Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and widow of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died in California
  –  July 25, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family friend says Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and widow of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died in California.

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