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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra ( December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and actor. Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became a successful solo artist 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 (for his performance in From Here to Eternity). 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, 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 "(Theme From) 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 successful career as a film actor, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity, 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. Sinatra was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983 and was 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Frank Sinatra, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 12, 1915 In Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
41
First Appeared:
In the movie Reveille with Beverly 1943-02-04
Latest Project:
Movie Sebring 2018
Known For
Filmography
Movie Sebring Archive Footage 2018
Movie Christmas from Hollywood 2003-11-13
Movie Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection Himself 2003-12-30
Movie La Classe Américaine Franky (Archive Footage) 1993-12-30
Movie Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration Himself 1990-02-04
Movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit Singer 1988-06-21
Movie Cannonball Run II Himself 1984-06-29
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie The First Deadly Sin Edward X. Delaney 1980-10-03
Movie Contract on Cherry Street Dep. Insp. Frank Hovannes 1977-11-19
Movie Dirty Dingus Magee Dingus Billy Magee 1970-11-18
Movie I due Kennedy Himself 1969-11-18
Movie The Detective Det. Sgt. Joe Leland 1968-05-28
Movie Lady in Cement Tony Rome 1968-11-19
Movie Tony Rome Tony Rome 1967-10-31
Movie Cast a Giant Shadow Vince Talmadge 1966-03-30
Movie Assault on a Queen Mark Brittain 1966-06-15
Movie Marriage on the Rocks Dan Edwards 1965-09-24
Movie Von Ryan's Express Colonel Joseph L. Ryan 1965-06-23
Movie Robin and the 7 Hoods Robbo 1964-06-24
Movie The List of Adrian Messenger Cameo 1963-05-29
Movie Come Blow Your Horn Alan Baker 1963-06-05
Movie The Manchurian Candidate Capt./Maj. Bennett Marco 1962-10-24
Movie Sergeants 3 First Sgt. Mike Merry 1962-02-10
Movie Advise & Consent Himself - on Recording at Gay Bar (voice) (archive sound) 1962-06-06
Movie Can-Can François Durnais 1960-03-09
Movie Pepe Himself 1960-12-21
Movie Ocean's Eleven Danny Ocean 1960-08-10
Movie A Hole in the Head Tony Manetta 1959-09-15
Movie Some Came Running Dave Hirsh 1958-12-18
Movie The Joker Is Wild Joe E. Lewis 1957-09-26
Movie Pal Joey Joey Evans 1957-10-25
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Saloon Pianist 1956-10-17
Movie Not as a Stranger Alfred Boone 1955-07-01
Movie Guys and Dolls Nathan 1955-11-03
Movie The Man with the Golden Arm Frankie Machine 1955-12-14
Movie The Tender Trap Charlie Y. Reader 1955-11-04
Movie Suddenly John Baron 1954-10-07
Movie From Here to Eternity Pvt. Angelo Maggio 1953-08-05
Movie It Happened in Brooklyn Danny Webson Miller 1947-04-07
Movie Reveille with Beverly Frank Sinatra 1943-02-04