Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Pop Singer

Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer and actor. Nicknamed the "Chairman of the Board" and later called "Ol' Blue Eyes", Sinatra was one of the most popular entertainers of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. He is among the world's best-selling music artists with an estimated 150 million record sales.

Full Name
Francis Albert Sinatra
Dec 12, 1915
May 14, 1998
5' 7"
Net Worth


Frank Sinatra was born Francis Albert Sinatra on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was the only child of Italian immigrants Natalina Della Garaventa and Antonino Martino Sinatra. His father was a fireman and amateur boxer, while his mother worked as a midwife and seamstress. 

Sinatra had an early interest in music and began singing professionally at the age of 19. His first musical experience was with Harry James' band in 1939. The following year he joined Tommy Dorsey's orchestra, where he sang lead vocals on such hits as "I'll Never Smile Again" and "Oh! Look at Me Now." He left Dorsey's orchestra in 1942 to pursue a solo career. 

In 1943, Sinatra released his debut studio album 'The Voice of Frank Sinatra.' It contained some of his most popular songs like "Night and Day," "All or Nothing at All," and "It Had to Be You." Over the course of his career, he released 55 studio albums and sold over 150 million records worldwide. 

Sinatra also acted in several films throughout the 1940s and 1950s including 'Anchors Aweigh' (1945), 'High Society' (1956), 'The Man with the Golden Arm' (1955) and 'Guys and Dolls' (1955). In 1971, he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in 'The Manchurian Candidate.' 

In addition to his musical and acting career, Sinatra was also involved in politics. He campaigned for John F. Kennedy during the 1960 presidential election and served as Chairman of the President's Birthday Ball Committee from 1962-1971. 

Sinatra died on May 14th 1998 at age 82 due to a heart attack while hospitalized with respiratory problems. He is remembered today as one of the most iconic singers of all time with legions of fans around the world.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1915</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Frank Sinatra is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 12, 1915, Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1935</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Professional Recording</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sinatra releases his first professional recording with the Harry James Band.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1940</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs with Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra and releases his first hit single "I'll Never Smile Again".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1943</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Sinatra Starts Solo Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sinatra leaves Dorsey to pursue a solo career and goes on to release hits such as "Strangers in the Night" and "My Way."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1955</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins two Grammy Awards for Best Male Vocal Performance and Record of the Year.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1965</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Rat Pack</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Forms the Rat Pack with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1970</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Retires From Music</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Retires from music after ending his career with a show at Madison Square Garden.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Iconic Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Frank Sinatra is one of the most iconic singers in history. His music has been enjoyed for generations and he's been a major influence on multiple genres of music. His style is timeless and his voice is unmistakable.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Frank Sinatra was a great actor as well as a singer. He starred in some classic films, such as "The Manchurian Candidate" and "Ocean's Eleven", and had some memorable roles in other films. His acting was always top notch and he had a certain charm that made him stand out from the rest.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Was Fun Loving</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Frank Sinatra was a fun loving person who enjoyed life to the fullest. He had an infectious personality and always looked for opportunities to have fun with his friends. His zest for life was contagious and he was always up for trying new things and making memories with those around him.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Won 11 Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Frank Sinatra won 11 Grammy Awards throughout his career, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1965.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Had a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1960, Frank Sinatra was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the Music industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Served in the US Navy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Frank Sinatra served in the U.S Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Was Married Four Times</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Frank Sinatra was married four times in his lifetime - to Nancy Barbato Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow, and Barbara Marx.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Acted in Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Frank Sinatra acted in over 50 films throughout his career, including From Here to Eternity (1953), The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964).</p></div>


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