Frank Sinatra

Swing music, Musical Artist

1915 – 1998

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Who was Frank Sinatra?

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer and film actor. Beginning his musical career in the swing era as the boy singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra found unprecedented success as a solo artist from the early to mid-1940s after being signed by Columbia Records in 1943. Being the idol of the "bobby soxers", he released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra in 1946. His professional career had stalled by the early 1950s, but it was reborn in 1953 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity. He signed with Capitol Records in 1953 and released several critically lauded albums. Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, Reprise Records in 1961, toured internationally, was a founding member of the Rat Pack and fraternized with celebrities and statesmen, including John F. Kennedy.

Sinatra turned 50 in 1965, recorded the retrospective September of My Years, starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, and scored hits with "Strangers in the Night" and "My Way". With sales of his music dwindling and after appearing in several poorly received films, Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971. Two years later, however, he came out of retirement and in 1973 recorded several albums, scoring a Top 40 hit with " New York, New York" in 1980. 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 also forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning Best Supporting Actor in 1953, he also garnered a nomination for Best Actor for The Man with the Golden Arm, and critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate. He also starred in such musicals as High Society, Pal Joey, Guys and Dolls and On the Town.

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Dec 12, 1915
Also known as
  • Frank Sinartra
  • Francis Albert Sinatra
  • Ol' Blue Eyes
  • Swoonatra
  • The Sultan of Swoon
  • The Voice
  • La Voz
  • Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra
  • Chairman of the Board (of Show Business)
  • The Chairman of the Board
  • Catholicism
  • Italian American
  • United States of America
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest
Lived in
  • Hoboken
May 14, 1998
West Hollywood
Resting place
Desert Memorial Park

on July 23, 2013


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