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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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Dec 12, 1915 In Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Las Vegas Nights 1941-03-28
Latest Project:
Movie Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth 2020-03-06
Known For
Movie Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth Archive Footage 2020-03-06
Series The Edsel Show Himself/host 2018
Series Sinatra: All or Nothing at All Himself (archive footage) 2015-04-05
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Movie Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark Himself (archive footage) 2014-05-13
Movie Six by Sondheim Himself (archive footage) 2013-12-09
Movie Judy Garland: By Myself Himself 2004-02-25
Movie Vintage Sinatra Himself 2003-07-28
Movie Christmas from Hollywood 2003-11-13
Movie Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection Himself 2003-12-30
Movie The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years Himself (archive footage) 2002-03-31
Movie The Kid Stays in the Picture Himself (archive footage) 2002-08-16
Movie Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer Himself (archive footage) 2002-09-24
Movie All the Way... A Decade of Song and Videos 2001-02-20
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie La Classe américaine Frankie (archive footage) 1993-12-31
Movie Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration Himself 1990-02-04
Movie The Ultimate Event Himself 1989-05-20
Movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit Singer 1988-06-21
Movie The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn 1986-03-09
Movie Cannonball Run II Himself 1984-06-29
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra 1983-12-11
Movie Frank Sinatra: The Man and His Music 1981-11-22
Movie The First Deadly Sin Edward X. Delaney 1980-10-03
Movie Sinatra and Friends 1977-04-20
Movie Contract on Cherry Street Frank Hovannes 1977-11-19
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-17
Movie AFI Tribute to Orson Welles Himself 1975-06-10
Movie That's Entertainment! Himself - Host / Narrator 1974-06-21
Movie Frank Sinatra: Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back 1973-11-13
Movie Frank Sinatra: In Concert at Royal Festival Hall 1971-02-04
Movie Dirty Dingus Magee Dingus Billy Magee 1970-11-18
Movie The Two Kennedys Himself 1969-11-18
Movie The Detective Det. Sgt. Joe Leland 1968-05-28
Movie Lady in Cement Tony Rome 1968-11-19
Movie The Naked Runner Sam Laker 1967-07-19
Movie Tony Rome Tony Rome 1967-11-10
Movie Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim 1967-11-13
Movie The Oscar Himself 1966-03-04
Movie Cast a Giant Shadow Vince Talmadge 1966-03-30
Movie Assault on a Queen Mark Brittain 1966-06-15
Movie None But the Brave Chief Pharmacist Mate 1965-02-24
Movie Von Ryan's Express Colonel Joseph L. Ryan 1965-06-23
Movie Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II Himself 1965-12-07
Movie Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
Movie Marriage on the Rocks Dan Edwards 1965-09-24
Movie Paris When It Sizzles Singer (uncredited) 1964-03-16
Movie Robin and the 7 Hoods Robbo 1964-06-24
Movie Come Blow Your Horn Alan Baker 1963-06-05
Movie A New Kind of Love Singer Behind Opening Credits 1963-10-10
Movie 4 for Texas Zack Thomas 1963-12-25
Movie The Road to Hong Kong The 'Twig' on Plutomium (uncredited) 1962-01-01
Movie Sergeants 3 Mike Merry 1962-02-10
Movie The Manchurian Candidate Capt./Maj. Bennett Marco 1962-10-24
Movie Advise & Consent Himself - on Recording at Gay Bar (voice) (archive sound) 1962-06-06
Movie The Devil at 4 O'Clock Harry 1961-10-18
Movie Can-Can François Durnais 1960-03-09
Movie Pepe Frank Sinatra 1960-12-21
Movie Ocean's Eleven Danny Ocean 1960-08-10
Movie A Hole in the Head Tony Manetta 1959-09-15
Movie Happiness and Love in Monaco er selbst 1959-12-25
Movie Some Came Running Dave Hirsh 1958-12-18
Movie Kings Go Forth Lieutenant Sam Loggins 1958-01-01
Movie The Joker Is Wild Joe E. Lewis 1957-09-26
Movie The Pride and the Passion Miguel 1957-07-10
Movie Pal Joey Joey Evans 1957-10-25
Movie Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank Himself 1957-12-20
Movie Johnny Concho Johnny Concho / Johnny Collins 1956-07-01
Movie Meet Me in Las Vegas Man at Slot Machine (uncredited) 1956-03-09
Movie High Society Macaulay 'Mike' Connor 1956-07-17
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Saloon Pianist 1956-10-17
Movie Not as a Stranger Alfred Boone 1955-07-01
Movie The Tender Trap Charlie Y. Reader 1955-11-04
Movie The Man with the Golden Arm Frankie Machine 1955-12-26
Movie Guys and Dolls Nathan Detroit 1955-12-23
Movie Suddenly John Baron 1954-09-17
Movie Young at Heart Barney Sloan 1954-12-01
Movie From Here to Eternity Pvt. Angelo Maggio 1953-08-28
Movie Meet Danny Wilson Danny Wilson 1952-04-01
Movie Double Dynamite Johnny Dalton 1951-12-25
Movie The Costume Designer 1950-07-13
Movie Take Me Out to the Ball Game Dennis Ryan 1949-03-09
Movie On the Town Chip 1949-12-08
Movie The Miracle of the Bells Father Paul 1948-03-27
Movie The Kissing Bandit Ricardo 1948-11-14
Movie It Happened in Brooklyn Danny Webson Miller 1947-03-13
Movie Till the Clouds Roll By Frank Sinatra 1946-12-05
Movie The All-Star Bond Rally 1945-05-10
Movie Anchors Aweigh Clarence Doolittle 1945-07-14
Movie Road to Victory Himself 1944-05-18
Movie The Shining Future Self 1944-04-11
Movie Step Lively Glenn Russell 1944-07-26
Movie Reveille with Beverly Frank Sinatra 1943-02-04
Movie Show-Business at War Himself 1943-05-21
Movie Higher and Higher Frank 1943-12-31
Movie Ship Ahoy Singer in Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 1942-04-16
Movie Las Vegas Nights Band singer 1941-03-28
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