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Place of Death
West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death
Heart & Kidney Disease; Bladder Cancer
Claim to Fame
Vocalist for Tommy Dorsey Band
Jazz, Swing, Standards, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Show Tunes, Stage & Screen, AM Pop
Soothing, Elegant, Sophisticated, Confident, Poignant, Calm/Peaceful, Plaintive, Stylish, Intimate, Laid-Back/Mellow, Brash, Romantic, Wistful, Reflective, Stately, Warm, Nostalgic, Melancholy, Innocent, Carefree, Earnest
Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Producer
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Frank Sinatra was an American singer and actor.
Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became a solo artist with great success in the early to mid-1940s, being the idol of the "bobby soxers". His professional career had stalled by the 1950s, but it was reborn in 1954 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He signed with Capitol Records and released several critically lauded albums (such as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin` Lovers, Come Fly with Me, Only the Lonely and Nice `n` Easy). Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, Reprise Records (finding success with albums such as Ring-A-Ding-Ding, Sinatra at the Sands and Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim), toured internationally, and fraternized with the Rat Pack and President John F. Kennedy in the early 1960s. 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".
Sinatra attempted to weather the changing tastes in popular music, but with dwindling album sales and after appearing in several poorly received films, he retired in 1971. Coming out of retirement in 1973, he recorded several albums, scoring a hit with "(Theme From) New York, New York" in 1980, and toured both within the United States and internationally until a few years before his death in 1998.
Sinatra also forged a career as a dramatic actor, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity, and he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Man with the Golden Arm. He also starred in such musicals as High Society, Pal Joey, Guys and Dolls and On the Town. Sinatra was honored with the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983 and 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.
Full Name at Birth
Francis Albert Sinatra
Dean Martin, Jilly Rizzo, Sammy Davis Jr, Joey Bishop, John Kennedy, George Raft, David Niven, Orson Welles, Peter Lawford, Gene Kelly, Ben Blue, Esther Williams, Spencer Tracy, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Tommy Dorsey, Rosalind Russell, Brad Dexter, Nat King Cole, Jack Benny, Eddie Fisher, Harry James, Bob Wietman, Jo Stafford, George Burns, Mickey Cohen, Rags Ragland, Johnny Mercer, Mickey Rudin, Johnny Mathis, Laurence Harvey, Mike Romanoff, Red Norvo, Mel Torme, Fred Zinnemann, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift, Tony Curtis, Anita Colby, Van Johnson, Amália Rodrigues
Anthony Sinatra (Father)
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Joseph P. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Sam Giancana, Tony Bennett, Kirk Douglas, Claudette Colbert, Anthony Quinn, James Cagney, Don Rickles, Sammy Cahn, Rosemary Clooney
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz and traditional pop 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. 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 win. 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).
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Frank Jr (son), Nancy (daughter), Tina (daughter)
The Rat Pack
Music Genre (Text)
Traditional pop, easy listening, jazz, swing, big band, vocal, vocal jazz
Columbia, Capitol, Reprise, Warner Bros
Rat Pack, Bing Crosby, Nancy Sinatra, Judy Garland, Dinah Shore, Quincy Jones, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Dean Martin, Count Basie, Sammy Davis
Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Sammy Davis, Jr., Duke Ellington