Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra was an American singer and actor. He rose to fame in the 1940s as a singer and had over 80 Top 20 singles from 1939 to 1947. He also gained recognition as an actor starring in films like 1945's Anchors Aweigh, 1947's It Happened in Brooklyn and 1949's On the Town. Sinatra achieved critical acclaim for his acting in the 1953 film From Here to Eternity, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Golden Globe. He followed that success with a series of critically-acclaimed albums, including In the Wee Small Hours (1955), Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956), Come Fly with Me (1958), and Only the Lonely (1958) and several hit singles. Sinatra's other films include The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Guys and Dolls (1955), Pal Joey (1957), Ocean's 11 (1960) and The Manchurian Candidate (1962). His most popular songs include "Young At Heart," "Love and Marriage," "Strangers in the Night," "Theme from New York, New York" and his signature song, "My Way." He was a popular concert performer for over fifty years, particularly in Las Vegas. He received 11 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, two honorary Academy Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Sinatra was also known for his high-profile friendships with fellow entertainers Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford (dubbed the "Rat Pack") and his four marriages, including those to actresses Ava Gardner (1951-1957) and Mia Farrow (1966-1968). He passed away in 1998 after suffering two heart attacks.
Frank Sinatra
Full Name
Francis Albert Sinatra
Hometown
Hoboken, New Jersey
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Born
12/12/1915
Died
05/14/1998 (Age: 82)

FAQs

Which TV sitcom used a Frank Sinatra hit as its theme song?

The television series 'Married... with Children' (1987-1997) used Frank Sinatra's 1955 recording of the song "Love and Marriage" as its opening theme song.

What genre is Frank Sinatra?

Frank Sinatra's music encompasses several genres, including traditional pop, big band, easy listening, jazz and swing.

When was Frank Sinatra popular?

Frank Sinatra was a popular recording artist and actor from the early 1940s through his death in 1998. His peak popularity was in the mid 1950s to early 1960s.

How old was Mia Farrow when she married Frank Sinatra?

Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra married on July 19, 1966 when Farrow was 21 years old.

When did Frank Sinatra start singing?

Frank Sinatra began singing professionally as a teenager. He made his first professional recording in 1939, when he was 23 years old.

Why was Frank Sinatra buried with 10 dimes?

Frank Sinatra was buried with 10 dimes because in life he frequently carried 10 dimes with him. According to daughter Tina Sinatra, he may have started carrying dimes in 1963 when his son, Frank Sinatra Jr., was kidnapped and the elder Sinatra wanted to make sure he always had enough change on him for an emergency phone call.

How many times was Frank Sinatra married?

Frank Sinatra was married four times: Nancy Barbato (from 1939 to 1951), Ava Gardner (from 1951 to 1957), Mia Farrow (from 1966 to 1968) and Barbara Marx (from 1976 to Sinatra's death in 1998).

How many children did Frank Sinatra have?

Frank Sinatra had three children: Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina.

When did Frank Sinatra first sing "Theme from New York, New York"?

Frank Sinatra recorded "Theme from New York, New York" for his 1980 album 'Trilogy: Past Present Future.'

Who wrote "My Way" by Frank Sinatra?

Frank Sinatra's signature song "My Way" was originally written as a French song titled "Comme d'habitude" composed by Jacques Revaux with lyrics by Gilles Thibaut and Claude François. The English lyrics were written by singer-songwriter Paul Anka.

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