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Frank Sinatra

 Who is Frank Sinatra? - by Michael
Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra (full name Francis Albert Sinatra) was born on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was a famous American actor and singer.

Biography and Career :

He was thought to be stillborn until his grandmother revived him under cold water. He was the only child of Italian immigrants Anthony Martin and Natalie Della "Dolly".

Frank Sinatra dropped out of high school at 15 and decided he would follow in the footsteps of his idol, Bing Crosby. In 1935 he entered a radio talent program called Major Bowes Amateur Hour. For the performance Frank Sinatra partnered up with a singing and dancing trio called the Three Flashes and formed the Hoboken Four. They won first prize and went on to more performances with Major Bowes' traveling show. Within a few years, Sinatra was singing regularly on several radio stations. He got his big break while working as a singer and waiter at an Englewood, N.J. restaurant, the Rustic Cabin. There, trumpet extraordinaire Harry James found the young Sinatra and decided he would fit well as the lead singer for his band The Music Makers.

He quit James' band after 7 months and joined Tommy Dorsey's swing orchestra. It was with Tommy Dorsey's orchestra that the classic Sinatra crooning began and the idol began to form. By the early forties Sinatra had made a name for himself and he bought out his contract with Dorsey to pursue a solo career. Success followed him and so did swarms of adoring teenage girls just to hear his unique phrasing and emotional performances.

The first Frank Sinatra hit song was recorded in 1939 with the Harry James Orchestra. "All or Nothing at All," was actually released in 1943 after Sinatra had left James' group and signed on with Tommy Dorsey's Big Band.

In 1946, Frank Sinatra signed a five-year film contract with M-G-M which diverted his primary focus away from music and toward acting. Just as on stage, Sinatra's charisma came through on film and he went on to star in a variety of films that often featured his songs. The most successful of the early films was Anchors Aweigh with Gene Kelly in 1945 and On the Town in 1949.

His acting prowess wasn't a flash in the pan as Sinatra went on to give a riveting performance as a heroin addict in the 1955 Otto Preminger film The Man With the Golden Arm. Frank Sinatra received critical acclaim for his role in the 1962 Cold War psychodrama The Manchurian Candidate. Along with the dramatic roles, Sinatra maintained his involvement in more light hearted, entertaining musical feature films like Guys and Dolls (1955), High Society (1956), and Pal Joey (1957).

In 1953, Frank Sinatra's musical career was reborn when he signed on with Capitol Records. His collaborations with arranger Nelson Riddle produced some of the most popular albums of the time, such as Songs for Young Lovers, A Swingin' Affair, Come Fly With Me, Swing Easy, In the Wee Small Hours, and Songs for Swingin' Lovers.

Always cool and collected, Frank Sinatra carried himself in a way that most in the limelight do not. He worked hard to maintain the standards he set with sold-out concerts, hit records, and popular films and television specials. "The Chairman of the Board" added successful businessman to his resume with many successful deals including the co-founding of his own recording label in 1961 dubbed Reprise Records.

Frank Sinatra announced his retirement from both recording and acting in 1971. He was far from finished, however, and in 1973 released the television special and album, Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back. In 1980 he appeared in the urban crime drama The First Deadly Sin. He appeared sporadically on TV (Who's the Boss and others) and in film throughout the '80s.

In 1988 Frank Sinatra launched a hugely successful Rat Pack reunion tour with Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin but when Dean pulled out due to the strenuous schedule, Liza Minnelli provided a very qualified replacement. The release of two albums featuring Sinatra with other popular artists of the times, Duets (1993) and Duets II (1994), proved his style of music was still in demand. The two Duets albums outsold any of his albums. Frank proved he could cross-generational barriers with as much ease as he sang a song.

Frank Sinatra passed away as a result of a heart attack on May 14, 1998 at the age of 82.

Why is Frank Sinatra famous?

Frank Sinatra is famous because he was one of the best singers from the entire world and in the same time a very talented actor who played in many famous movies. His songs appeared in many movies like soundtracks. He also is famous for the beautiful song “Strangers in the Night”.

Why do we like Frank Sinatra?

We like Frank Sinatra because he was a talented singer and his songs were loved by everyone. He also was an actor and we like him because he played in a lot of interesting movies and he played very well. We like him because is man who made history.

Short Facts:

Name: Francis Albert Sinatra
Born place: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Born date: December 12, 1915
Death date: May 14, 1998
Death place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death: Heart Failure, Bladder Cancer & Kidney Disease
Parents: The mother Natalie Della and the father Antonio Martino Sinatra
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Brown - Dark
Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build: Slim
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: White
Religion: Roman Catholic
Other names: Ol' Blue Eyes, The Chairman of the Board, The Voice, Frankie, Swoonatra, La Voz, The Sultan of Swoon
Spouse: Barbara Marx (11 July 1976 - 14 May 1998) (his death)
Mia Farrow (19 July 1966 - 16 August 1968) (divorced)
Ava Gardner (7 November 1951 - 5 July 1957) (divorced)
Nancy Barbato (4 February 1939 - 29 October 1951) (divorced) 3 children
Children: Three children, two daughters Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, and one son Frank Sinatra Jr.
Occupation: Singer, actor, producer, director, conductor
Years active: 1935–1995
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