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Sinatra in 1957

Source: Wikipedia

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (/sᵻˈnɑːtrə/; 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. Sinatra's music has been considered timeless by many. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants, he began his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. He found success as a solo artist after being signed by Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". He released his first 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 and his subsequent Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He signed with Capitol Records and 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).

Fact file

  • Born: Francis Albert Sinatra December 12, 1915 Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Died: May 14, 1998 (aged 82) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Singer actor producer
  • Years active: 1935–1994
  • Spouse(s): Nancy Barbato (m. 1939; div. 1951) Ava Gardner (m. 1951; div. 1957) Mia Farrow (m. 1966; div. 1968) Barbara Marx (m. 1976)
  • Children: Nancy Sinatra (born 1940) Frank Sinatra, Jr. (1944-2016) Tina Sinatra (born 1948)
  • Parent(s): Antonino Martino Sinatra ("Marty") Natalina Garaventa ("Dolly")
  • Genres: Traditional pop easy listening jazz swing vocal jazz
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Labels: RCA Victor Columbia Capitol Reprise Warner Bros
  • Associated acts: Rat Pack Bing Crosby Louis Armstrong Nancy Sinatra Judy Garland Dinah Shore Quincy Jones Ella Fitzgerald Antônio Carlos Jobim Frank Sinatra, Jr. Dean Martin Count Basie Tommy Dorsey Sammy Davis Jr. Duke Ellington
  • Website: Official website

Read more about Frank Sinatra at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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