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Encyclopedia > Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra in 1960
Frank Sinatra in 1960
Background information
Birth name Francis Albert Sinatra
Also known as Ol' Blue Eyes[1]
The Chairman of the Board[1]
The Voice[1]
Frankie
Born December 12, 1915(1915-12-12)
Hoboken, New Jersey, USA[2]
Died May 14, 1998 (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre(s) Vocal Jazz, Traditional pop, big band, swing
Occupation(s) Singer[1]
actor[1]
producer[1]
director[1]
Instrument(s) Vocals
Voice type(s) Baritone
Years active 1935–1995[3]
Label(s) Columbia, Capitol, Reprise
Associated acts Rat Pack
Bing Crosby
Nancy Sinatra
Website www.franksinatra.com
Frank Sinatra
Born Francis Albert Sinatra
December 12, 1915(1915-12-12)
Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
Died May 14, 1998 (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Film actor, Singer
Years active 1941 - 1995
Spouse(s) Nancy Barbato (1939 - 1951)
Ava Gardner (1951 - 1957)
Mia Farrow (1966 - 1968)
Barbara Marx (m. 1976)

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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. The Swing Era was the period of time (1935-1946) when big band swing music was the most popular music in America. ... Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was a popular United States musician and band leader, and a well-known trumpet virtuoso. ... Tommy Dorsey, in a publicity shot for The Big Apple Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... Bobby soxer is a term coined in the 1940s to describe the overly zealous, usually teenage, fans of singer Frank Sinatra. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


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". Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... In the Wee Small Hours is a recording by Frank Sinatra. ... Songs For Swingin Lovers is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1956. ... Come Fly With Me is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1958. ... Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (or simply Only The Lonely) is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1958. ... Nice n Easy is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1960. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Ring-A-Ding-Ding is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ... At the Sands with Count Basie (alternately titled Sinatra at the Sands) is an album by American jazz singer Frank Sinatra, with the Count Basie Band, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded live at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and released in 1966 (see 1966 in... Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim is an 1967 album by Frank Sinatra and featuring Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... September of My Years is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1965, that is often considered one of his best. ... An Emmy Award. ... Strangers in the Night is a song made famous by Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1966. ... This article is about the song made famous by Frank Sinatra. ...


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. Theme from New York, New York (or New York, New York) is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977), where it was introduced by Liza Minnelli. ...


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. His 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. The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 film, based on the novel by Nelson Algren, which tells the story of a heroin addict who got clean while in prison but struggles to stay straight in the outside world. ... High society can refer to: The upper class in a society, especially the socialites among them. ... Pal Joey is a loosely adapted 1957 film version of the musical play of the same name; it stars Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, and Rita Hayworth. ... Guys and Dolls is a 1955 musical film made by the Samuel Goldwyn Company and released by MGM. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Presidential Medal of Freedom The Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States and is bestowed by the President of the United States (the other award which is considered its equivalent is the Congressional Gold Medal, which is bestowed by an... Reagan redirects here. ... Congressional Gold Medal presented to Navajo Code talkers in 2000 The Congressional Gold Medal should not be confused with the Medal of Honor (commonly called the Congressional Medal of Honor), which is also awarded by Congress, but only to military members as the highest military decoration of the United States. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Trustees Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording [1]. Through 1983, performers could also receive this award. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and...

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Biography

Main article: Biography of Frank Sinatra

Early life

Sinatra left school without graduating,[4] and worked for some time at the Jersey Observer newspaper,[5] and as a riveter at the Tietjan and Lang shipyard.[6] It was in the early 1930s that Sinatra began singing in public.[7]


1935-1940: Birth of career, work with James and Dorsey

In 1935, he got his first break when his mother persuaded a local singing group, The Three Flashes, to let him join. With Sinatra, the group became known as the Hoboken Four,[3] and they sufficiently impressed Edward Bowes that they appeared on his show, Major Bowes Amateur Hour, and with a record 40,000 votes they won the first prize, a six month contract to perform on stage and radio across the United States. The 3 Flashes were a musical group, that with the addition of Frank Sinatra were renamed the Hoboken Four, after being known as Frank Sinatra and the 3 Flashes. ... Edward Bowes (14 June 1874—14 June 1946) was an American radio personality of the 1930s and 40s. ... Major Bowes Amateur Hour was a radio program in the 1930s and 1940s on the CBS Radio Network. ...


Sinatra's first cousin, Ray Sinatra, had an orchestra and his own network radio program ("Cycling the Kilocycles") in the mid-1930s, but Ray and Frank did not work together.[8]


Sinatra left the Hoboken Four and returned home in late 1935. His mother secured him a job as a singing waiter and MC at the Rustic Cabin in Englewood, New Jersey, for which he was paid $15 a week.[9] A Master of Ceremonies or MC (sometimes spelled emcee), sometimes called a compere or an MJ for microphone jockey, is the host of an official public or private staged event or other performance. ... Map highlighting Englewoods location within Bergen County. ...


On March 18, 1939, Sinatra made his first recording, of a song called "Our Love", with the Frank Mane band. In June, Harry James hired Sinatra on a one year contract of $75 a week.[10] is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was a popular United States musician and band leader, and a well-known trumpet virtuoso. ...


Growing dissatisfied with the James band, Sinatra was approached by Tommy Dorsey in November 1939, and formally joined Dorsey's band the following January. Tommy Dorsey, in a publicity shot for The Big Apple Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ...


In his first year with Dorsey, Sinatra released more than forty songs, with "I'll Never Smile Again" topping the charts for twelve weeks in mid-July.[11]


1940-1950: Sinatramania and decline of career

In the autumn of 1940, Sinatra appeared in his first film, Las Vegas Nights.[12] In May 1941, Sinatra was at the top of the male singer polls in the Billboard and Downbeat magazines.[13] Sinatra's relationship with Tommy Dorsey was tenuous, and Sinatra recorded his first solo sessions without the Dorsey band (but with Dorsey's arranger Axel Stordahl and with Dorsey's approval) in January 1942. Sinatra left the Dorsey band late in 1942. It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... Downbeat can have several meanings: // In Music Theory In music performance and music theory, the downbeat is also the first beat of a measure in music. ... Stordahl and Frank Sinatra at Sinatras first Capitol recording session in 1953 Axel Stordahl (8 August 1913-August 30, 1963) was an arranger who was active from the late 1930s through the 1950s. ...


His appeal to bobby soxers, as teenage girls of that time were called, revealed a whole new audience for popular music, which had been recorded mainly for adults up to that time. Bobby soxer is a term coined in the 1940s to describe the overly zealous, usually teenage, fans of singer Frank Sinatra. ... “Young Men” redirects here. ...


On December 31, 1942, Sinatra opened at the Paramount Theater in New York. It is there that 'Sinatramania' really began, an event which led Sinatra's rival Bing Crosby to jokingly declare: "Frank's the kind of singer that comes along once in a lifetime, but why did he have to come along in mine?"[citation needed] is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Paramount Theater in New York City in Times Square is a part of the Paramount Building which is an historic art Art Deco design. ... Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ...


During the musicians' strike of 1942–44, Columbia’s rereleased Harry James’ "All or Nothing at All", recorded in August 1939 and released before Sinatra had made a name for himself. The original release didn’t even mention the vocalist’s name. When the recording was re–released in 1943 with Sinatra’s name prominently displayed, the record was on the best–selling list for 18 weeks and reached number 2 on June 2, 1943.[14] Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was a popular United States musician and band leader, and a well-known trumpet virtuoso. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1943, he signed with Columbia Records as a solo artist with initially great success, particularly during the musicians' recording strikes. Sinatra signed with Columbia on June 1, 1943, with the musicians' strike ten months old. And while no new records had been issued during the strike, he had been performing on the radio (on "Your Hit Parade"), and on stage. Columbia wanted to get new recordings of their growing star as fast as possible, so Sinatra convinced them to hire Alex Wilder as arranger and conductor for several sessions with a vocal group called the Bobby Tucker Singers. These first sessions were on June 7, June 22, August 5, and November 10, 1943. Of the nine songs recorded during these sessions, seven charted on the best–selling list.[15] Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... On August 1, 1942, the American Federation of Musicians organized a strike against the major recording companies because of disagreements over royalty payments. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alex Wilder is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, and a former member of the team of young superheroes known as the Runaways. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


When Sinatra returned to the Paramount in October 1944, 35,000 fans caused a near riot outside the venue because they were not allowed in. Dubbed "The Columbus Day Riot," it took the police several hours to defuse the situation.[citation needed] The Paramount Theater in New York City in Times Square is a part of the Paramount Building which is an historic art Art Deco design. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ...


In 1945, Sinatra co-starred with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh. That same year, he was loaned out to RKO to star in a short film titled The House I Live In. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, this film on tolerance and racial equality earned a special Academy Award shared among Sinatra and those who brought the film to the screen, along with a special Golden Globe for "Promoting Good Will." 1946 saw the release of his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, and the debut of his own weekly radio show. For the similarly-named American actress, see Jean Kelly. ... Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 musical comedy film, directed by George Sidney in which two sailors go on a four-day shore leave in Hollywood, accompanied by music and song, meet an aspiring young singer and try to help her get an audition at MGM. It stars Frank Sinatra, Gene... The House I Live In was a 1945 short film made by producer Frank Ross and actor Frank Sinatra to oppose anti-Semitism and prejudice at the end of World War II. It received a special Academy Award in 1946. ... Mervyn LeRoy (October 15, 1900 - September 13, 1987) was an American film director, producer and sometime actor. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Voice of Frank Sinatra is the first album ever released by Frank Sinatra, on Columbia Records, Set C-112, March 4, 1946. ...


By the end of 1948, Sinatra himself felt that his career was stalling, something that was confirmed when he slipped to No. 4 on Down Beat's annual poll of most popular singers (following Billy Eckstine, Frankie Laine, and Bing Crosby).[16] Down Beat is an American magazine devoted to jazz. ... Billy Eckstine (8 July 1914 – 8 March 1993), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as William Clarence Eckstein. ... Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), was one of the most successful American singers of the twentieth century. ... Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ...


1949 saw an upswing, as Frank once again teamed up with Gene Kelly to co-star in Take Me Out to the Ball Game. It was well received critically and became a major commercial success. That same year, Sinatra would team up with Gene Kelly for a third time in On the Town. For the similarly-named American actress, see Jean Kelly. ...


1950-1960: Rebirth of career, Capitol concept albums

After two years' absence, Sinatra returned to the concert stage on January 12, 1950, in Hartford, Connecticut. Sinatra's voice suffered and he experienced hemorrhaging of his vocal cords on stage at the Copacabana on April 26, 1950.[citation needed] Sinatra's career and appeal to new teen audiences declined as he moved into his mid-30s. is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hartford redirects here. ... Copacabana is a famous New York City nightclub. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In September 1951, Sinatra made his Las Vegas debut at the Desert Inn. A month later, a second series of the Frank Sinatra Show aired on CBS. On November 7, 1951, Sinatra married Ava Gardner.[17] They had an extremely tempestuous relationship, and the ascent of Gardner's career seemed to coincide with the decline in Sinatra's career.[17] They split up in 1953 and divorced in 1957. For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... The Desert Inn was a Las Vegas, Nevada hotel/casino that operated from April 24, 1950 to August 28, 2000. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ...


Columbia and MCA dropped Sinatra in 1952. The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ...


The rebirth of Sinatra's career began with the eve-of-Pearl Harbor drama From Here to Eternity (1953), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This role and performance mark the turnaround in Sinatra's career, in which he went from being in a critical and commercial decline for several years to an Oscar-winning actor and, once again, one of the top recording artists in the world.[18] This article is about the actual attack. ... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...

Sinatra being interviewed for American Forces Network during World War II.

In 1953, Sinatra signed with Capitol Records, where he worked with many of the finest musical arrangers of the era, most notably Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins, Mavis Rivers, and Billy May. Sinatra reinvented himself with a series of albums featuring darker emotional material, starting with In the Wee Small Hours (1955), and followed by Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958), and Where Are You? (1957). He also developed a hipper, "swinging" persona, as heard on Swing Easy! (1954), Songs For Swingin' Lovers (1956), Come Fly With Me (1957). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... American Forces Network (or AFN) is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) for its entertainment and command internal information networks worldwide. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. ... Gordon Jenkins Gordon Hill Jenkins (12 May 1910-1 May 1984) was an American arranger who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s, renowned for his lush string arrangements. ... William E. May, better known as Billy May (10 November 1916 – 22 January 2004) was an American composer, arranger and musician. ... In the Wee Small Hours is a recording by Frank Sinatra. ... Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (or simply Only The Lonely) is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1958. ... Swing Easy! is a 1954 album by Frank Sinatra, his second released under the Capitol label. ... Songs For Swingin Lovers is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1956. ... Come Fly With Me is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1958. ...


By the end of the year, Billboard named "Young at Heart" Song of the Year, Swing Easy! with Nelson Riddle at the helm, (his second album for Capitol) was named Album of the Year and Sinatra was named "Top Male Vocalist" by Billboard, Down Beat and Metronome. Swing Easy! is a 1954 album by Frank Sinatra, his second released under the Capitol label. ... Down Beat is an American magazine devoted to jazz. ... A mechanical wind-up metronome in motion A digital metronome set to pulse at four beats per measure at a tempo of 130 BPM A metronome is any device that produces a regulated audible and/or visual pulse, usually used to establish a steady beat, or tempo, measured in beats...


Also in 1955, Sinatra's first 12" LP In the Wee Small Hours, his second collaboration with Nelson Riddle, was released. In the Wee Small Hours is a recording by Frank Sinatra. ... Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. ...


A third collaboration with Nelson Riddle, Songs For Swingin' Lovers, was a success, featuring a historic recording of "I've Got You Under My Skin" Songs For Swingin Lovers is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1956. ... Ive Got You Under My Skin is a song written by Cole Porter. ...


Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely, a stark collection of introspective saloon songs and blues-tinged ballads, was a mammoth commercial success, peaking at #1 on Billboard's album chart during a 120-week stay. Cuts from this LP, such as "Angel Eyes" and "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)," would remain staples of Sinatra's concerts throughout his life. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (or simply Only The Lonely) is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1958. ... Angel Eyes is a popular song composed by Matt Dennis, with lyrics by Earl Brent. ... // Countless renditions of One For My Baby. ...


1960-1970: Ring-A-Ding-Ding, Reprise records, Basie, Jobim, "My Way"

Sinatra would start the 1960s as he ended the 1950s, his first album of the decade, Nice 'n' Easy, topping Billboards album chart and winning critical plaudits en masse, this, despite Sinatra growing discontented at Capitol Records and having decided to form his own label, Reprise Records. His first album on the label, Ring-A-Ding-Ding (1961), was a major success peaking at #4 on Billboard and #8 in the UK. Nice n Easy is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1960. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Ring-A-Ding-Ding is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ...


His fourth and final Timex special was broadcast the following March and secured massive viewing figures. Titled It's Nice to Go Travelling the show is more commonly known as Welcome Home Elvis having featured Elvis Presley on his first TV appearance in three years. The term Timex can refer to: Timex Corporation - a large US manufacturer of watches Timex (Unix utility) - a Unix utility tool used in the measurement of duration of shell processes Timex Sinclair - a series of microcomputers, modeled on the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum Category: ... Elvis redirects here. ...


Following on the heels of Can Can was Ocean's 11, the film that would become the definitive on-screen outing for "The Rat Pack". Oceans Eleven is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. ... The Rat Pack The Rat Pack was a nickname given to a group of 1950s entertainers, which included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. ...


On January 27, 1961, Sinatra played a benefit show at Carnegie Hall for Martin Luther King, Jr. and would go on to play a major role in the desegregation of Nevada hotels and casinos in the 1960s. Sinatra led his fellow members of the Rat Pack and label-mates on Reprise in refusing to patronize hotels and casinos that wouldn't allow black singers to play live or wouldn't allow black patrons entry. He would often speak from the stage on desegregation. He would play more benefits for Martin Luther King, Jr. who, according to Frank Sinatra, Jr., at one point during a show in 1963 sat weeping as Sinatra sang Ol' Man River, the song from the musical Show Boat that, in the show, is sung by an African-American stevedore. is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carnegie Hall (generally pronounced )[3] is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... Martin Luther King redirects here. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Affirmative action in the United States Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Reprise is also the name of a record label, see Reprise Records In music a reprise is the repetition or return of the opening material later in a composition such as occurs in the recapitulation of sonata form, though it originally (18th century) was simply any repeated section, such as... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Affirmative action in the United States Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity... Ol Man River (music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II) is a song in the 1927 musical Show Boat, that tells a melancholy story of African American hardship and struggles of the time, related to the endless flow of the Mississippi River, from the view of a dock... For films based on the musical, see Show Boat (film). ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


Over September 11 and 12, 1961, Sinatra recorded his final songs for Capitol Records. Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ...


In 1962, along with Janet Leigh and Laurence Harvey, he starred in the political thriller The Manchurian Candidate as Bennett Marco. That same year, Sinatra and Count Basie collaborated for the album Sinatra-Basie. This popular and successful release would prompt them to rejoin two years later for a follow-up It Might as Well Be Swing, which was arranged by Quincy Jones. One of Sinatra's more ambitious albums from the mid-1960s was The Concert Sinatra, which was recorded with a 73-piece symphony orchestra on 35mm tape. Janet Leigh (July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004), born Jeanette Helen Morrison, was an American actress. ... Laurence Harvey (October 1, 1928 – November 25, 1973) was an Academy Award-nominated Lithuanian-born actor who achieved fame in British and American films. ... The Manchurian Candidate (1962) is a Cold War political thriller film adapted from the 1959 thriller novel, by Richard Condon, directed by John Frankenheimer, and features Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, and Janet Leigh. ... Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First (or simply Sinatra-Basie) is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1962. ... It Might As Well Be Swing is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1964. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... The Concert Sinatra is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1963. ...


Sinatra's first live album, Sinatra at the Sands, was recorded during January and February 1966 at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Backed by the Count Basie Band, with Quincy Jones serving as arranger, Sinatra at the Sands was released in August 1966, reaching #7 in the UK and #9 on Billboard.[citation needed] At the Sands with Count Basie (alternately titled Sinatra at the Sands) is an album by American jazz singer Frank Sinatra, with the Count Basie Band, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded live at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and released in 1966 (see 1966 in... The Rat Pack (Peter, Frank, Sammy, and Dean) The Sands Hotel was a legendary Las Vegas, Nevada hotel/casino that operated from December 15, 1952 to June 30, 1996. ... William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. ...

Sinatra, pictured here with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1960, was an ardent supporter of the Democratic Party until 1968.
Sinatra, pictured here with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1960, was an ardent supporter of the Democratic Party until 1968.

In June 1965, Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin played live in St. Louis to benefit Dismas House. The concert was broadcast live via satellite to numerous movie theaters across America. Released in August 1965 was the Grammy Award–winning album of the year September of My Years, with a career anthology A Man and His Music followed in November, itself winning Album of the Year at the Grammys in 1966. The TV special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music garnered both an Emmy award and a Peabody Award. Image File history File links Eleanor_Roosevelt_Frank_Sinatra. ... Image File history File links Eleanor_Roosevelt_Frank_Sinatra. ... Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (IPA: ; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Sammy Davis, Jr. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor, television personality, and comedian. ... September of My Years is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1965, that is often considered one of his best. ... A Man And His Music is an double album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1965. ... The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. ...


In the spring, That's Life appeared, with both the single and album becoming Top Ten hits in the US on Billboard's pop charts. Strangers in the Night went on to top the Billboard and UK pop singles charts, winning the award for Record of the Year at the Grammys. The album of the same name also topped the Billboard chart and reached number 4 in the UK. Thats Life is an album by the American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1966 (see 1966 in music). ... Strangers in the Night is a song made famous by Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1966. ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music...


Sinatra would start 1967 with a series of recording sessions with Antonio Carlos Jobim. The album, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim would reap critical plaudits before charting in March.[citation needed] Later in the year, a duet with daughter Nancy, "Somethin' Stupid", topped the Billboard pop and UK singles charts. In December, Sinatra collaborated with Duke Ellington on the album Francis A. & Edward K.. Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 8, 1994 in New York City), or Tom Jobim (as he is fondly known in his home country), was a Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist/guitarist and one of the primary forces behind the creation... Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim is an 1967 album by Frank Sinatra and featuring Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Somethin Stupid is a single from Robbie Williams 2001 album Swing When Youre Winning album, also released in that year. ... This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ... Francis A. & Edward K. is a 1968 album by Frank Sinatra featuring Duke Ellington and his big band. ...


Back on the small-screen, Sinatra once again worked with Antonio Carlos Jobim, with Ella Fitzgerald on the TV special A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim. Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 8, 1994 in New York City), or Tom Jobim (as he is fondly known in his home country), was a Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist/guitarist and one of the primary forces behind the creation... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim was a 1967 television special starring Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, accompanied by the orchestras of Nelson Riddle and Gordon Jenkins. ...


Watertown (1970) was one of Sinatra's most acclaimed concept albums,[19] but was all but ignored by the public in commercial terms. Selling a mere 30,000 copies, and reaching a peak chart position of 101, its failure put an end to plans of a television special based on the album. Watertown is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ...


With Sinatra in mind, singer-songwriter Paul Anka wrote the song "My Way" inspired from the French "Comme d'habitude" ("As Usual"), composed by Claude François and Jacques Revaux. "My Way" would, perhaps, become more identified with him than any other over his seven decades as a singer. In the U.K. "My Way" was an immense success, spending a record 124 weeks on the singles chart, whilst the album of the same name peaked at #2 during a 51-week stay.[citation needed] On Billboard, the album would peak at #11.[citation needed] Paul Albert Anka, OC (born 30 July 1941, in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian-born American singer, songwriter, and actor of Assyrian origin. ... This article is about the song made famous by Frank Sinatra. ... Claude François Claude François (February 1, 1939 in Ismaïlia, Egypt - March 11, 1978 in Paris, France) was a French pop singer. ... Jacques Revaux (born July 11, 1940 in Azay-sur-Cher, Indre-et-Loire, France) is a songwriter most famous for his 1968 collaboration with singer Claude François on the song Comme dhabitude that singer-songwriter Paul Anka reworked into the English language as My Way. Revaux also wrote... British Hit Singles redirects here. ...


1970-1980: Retirement and comeback

On 12 June 1971 — at a concert in Hollywood to raise money for the Motion Picture and TV Relief Fund — at the age of 55, Sinatra announced that he was retiring, bringing to an end his 36-year career in show business. Closing with the song "Angel Eyes," Sinatra exited the stage on the line "'scuse me while I disappear", not returning for an encore.[citation needed] is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... ... Angel Eyes is a popular song. ...


In 1973, Sinatra came out of retirement with a television special and album, both entitled Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back. The album, arranged by Gordon Jenkins and Don Costa, was a great success, reaching number 13 on Billboard and number 12 in the UK. The TV special was highlighted by a dramatic reading of "Send in the Clowns" and a song and dance sequence with former co-star Gene Kelly. Ol Blue Eyes Is Back was a comeback album by Frank Sinatra. ... Gordon Jenkins Gordon Hill Jenkins (12 May 1910-1 May 1984) was an American arranger who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s, renowned for his lush string arrangements. ... Don Costa (July 10, 1925 – January 19, 1983) was a United States pop music arranger and record producer. ... Send in the Clowns is a song by Stephen Sondheim, from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music. ... For the similarly-named American actress, see Jean Kelly. ...


In January 1974, Sinatra returned to Las Vegas, performing at Caesar's Palace. This occurred, despite vowing in 1970 never to play Caesar's Palace again, after the manager of Caesar's, Sanford Waterman, had pulled a gun on him during a heated argument.[20] With Waterman recently sacked, the door was open for Sinatra to return. For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... The main entrance. ... The main entrance. ...


In Australia, he caused an uproar by describing journalists there — who were aggressively pursuing his every move and pushing for a press conference — as "fags", "pimps", and "whores." Australian unions representing transport workers, waiters, and journalists all went on strike, demanding that Sinatra apologize for his remarks.[21] Sinatra instead insisted that the journalists apologize for "fifteen years of abuse I have taken from the world press."[21] The future Prime Minister of Australia, Bob Hawke, then the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) leader, also insisted that Sinatra apologize, and a settlement was eventually reached, to the apparent satisfaction of both parties,[21] Sinatra's final show of his Australian tour was televised to the nation. The Prime Minister of Australia is the head of government of the Commonwealth of Australia, holding office on commission from the Governor-General. ... Robert James Lee (Bob) Hawke, AC (born 9 December 1929) was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia after previously being an Australian trade union leader. ...


In October 1974, Sinatra appeared at New York City's Madison Square Garden, in a televised concert that was later released as an album under the title The Main Event – Live. Backing him was bandleader Woody Herman and the Young Thundering Herd, who accompanied Sinatra on a European tour later that month. The TV special would garner mostly positive reviews whilst the album — actually culled from various shows during his comeback tour — was only a moderate success, peaking at #37 on Billboard and #30 in the UK. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... The Main Event – Live is a 1974 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987), better known as Woody Herman, was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


In 1979, in front of the Egyptian pyramids, Sinatra performed for Anwar Sadat. Back in Las Vegas, while celebrating 40 years in show business and his 64th birthday, he was awarded the Grammy Trustees Award during a party at Caesar's Palace. A view of the pyramids at Giza from the plateau to the south of the complex. ... Muhammad Anwar Al-Sadat (محمد أنورالسادات in Arabic) (December 25, 1918 – October 6, 1981) was an Egyptian politician and served as the third President of Egypt from September 28, 1970 until his assassination on October 6, 1981. ... The Grammy Trustees Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording [1]. Through 1983, performers could also receive this award. ...


1980-1990: Trilogy, She Shot Me Down, L.A. Is My Lady

Sinatra sings with then First Lady Nancy Reagan at the White House.
Sinatra sings with then First Lady Nancy Reagan at the White House.

In 1980, Sinatra's first album in six years was released, Trilogy: Past Present Future, a highly ambitious triple album that found Sinatra recording songs from the past (pre-rock era) and present (rock era and contemporary) that he had overlooked during his career, while 'The Future' was a free-form suite of new songs linked a la musical theater by a theme, in this case, Sinatra pondering over the future. The album garnered six Grammy nominations — winning for best liner notes — and peaked at number 17 on Billboard's album chart, while spawning yet another song that would become a signature tune, "Theme from New York, New York" as well as Sinatra's much lauded (second) recording of George Harrison's "Something" (the first was not officially released on an album until 1972's Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits Vol. 2.) Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921) is the widow of the former United States President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Theme from New York, New York (or New York, New York) is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977), where it was introduced by Liza Minnelli. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Something is a song written by George Harrison, originally released on the Beatles last chronological album, Abbey Road by Apple Records. ...


The following year, Sinatra built on the success of Trilogy with She Shot Me Down, an album that revisited the dark tone of his Capitol years, and was praised by critics as a vintage late-period Sinatra. Sinatra would comment that it was "A complete saloon album... tear-jerkers and cry-in-your-beer kind of things."[22] She Shot Me Down is a 1981 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ...


Sinatra was embroiled in controversy in 1981 when he worked a ten-day engagement for $2 million in Sun City, South Africa. He was criticized for the trip by Jesse Jackson, and the United Nations special committee on Apartheid condemned Sinatra as a collaborator in Apartheid.[citation needed] The Bridge of Time facing the Entertainment Centre Sun City is a luxury South African casino resort, situated in the North West Province. ... Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ...


Frank Sinatra was selected as one of the five recipients of the 1983 Kennedy Center Honors, alongside Katharine Dunham, Jimmy Stewart, Elia Kazan and Virgil Thomson. Quoting Henry James in honoring Sinatra, Reagan said that "art was the shadow of humanity," and said that Sinatra had "spent his life casting a magnificent and powerful shadow."[23] This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jimmy Stewart, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film actor beloved for his persona as an average guy who faces adversity and tries to do the right thing, an image which was largely reflected in his own personality. ... Elia Kazan, (Greek: Ηλίας Καζάν, IPA: ), (September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American film and theatre director, film and theatrical producer, screenwriter, novelist and cofounder of the influential Actors Studio in New York in 1947. ... Virgil Thomson, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1947 Virgil Thomson (November 25, 1896 - September 30, 1989) was an American composer from Missouri, whose rural background gave a sense of place in his compositions. ... For other uses of this name, see Henry James (disambiguation). ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... The Human Race could be: The Human race. ...


Earlier that year, Sinatra had worked with Quincy Jones for the first time in nearly two decades on the album L.A. Is My Lady. Well received critically, L.A. Is My Lady came after an album of duets with Lena Horne, instigated by Jones, was abandoned after Horne developed vocal problems and Sinatra, committed to other engagements, could not wait to record. This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... L.A. Is My Lady is a 1984 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (born June 30, 1917 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York) is a popular singer of African-American descent. ...


1990s: Duets, final performances

In 1990, Sinatra celebrated his 75th birthday with a national tour,[24] and was awarded the second "Ella Award" by the Los Angeles–based Society of Singers. At the award ceremony, he performed for the final time with Ella Fitzgerald.[25] Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Society of Singers (established 1984) is a not for profit charitable organisation based in Los Angeles, California. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ...


In December, as part of Sinatra's birthday celebrations, Patrick Pasculli, the Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, made a proclamation in his honor, declaring that "no other vocalist in history has sung, swung and crooned and serenaded into the hearts of the young and old... as this consummate artist from Hoboken".[26] The same month Sinatra would give the first show of his Diamond Jubilee Tour at the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ...


In 1993 Sinatra made a surprise return to Capitol Records and the recording studio for Duets, which was released in November. Sinatra’s duet with Bono on "I've Got You Under My Skin" contributed to the album's great commercial success, which reached #2 on the Billboard charts, and eventually selling over 2 million copies in the US alone.[citation needed] Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Duets is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1993. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... Ive Got You Under My Skin is a song written by Cole Porter. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


The artists who added their vocals to the album worked for free, and a follow-up album (Duets II) was released in 1994, which reached #9 on the Billboard charts. Duets II marked Sinatra's last recording with Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as his last studio recordings, bringing to an end his 60-year recording career.[citation needed] Duets II is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1994. ... Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 8, 1994 in New York City), or Tom Jobim (as he is fondly known in his home country), was a Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist/guitarist and one of the primary forces behind the creation...


Still touring, despite various health problems, Sinatra would remain a top concert attraction on a global scale during the first half of the 1990s. At times, his memory seemed to fail him, and a fall onstage in Richmond, Virginia in 1994 signaled further problems. Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ...


Sinatra's final public concerts were held in Japan's Fukuoka Dome in December 1994. The following year, on February 25, 1995, at a private party for 1,200 select guests on the closing night of the Frank Sinatra Desert Classic golf tournament, Sinatra sang before a live audience for the very last time. Esquire Magazine reported of the show that Sinatra was "clear, tough, on the money" and "in absolute control." His closing song was "The Best is Yet to Come." The Fukuoka Dome ) is a baseball field located in Fukuoka, Japan. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Esquire is a magazine for men owned by the Hearst Corporation. ... The Best Is Yet to Come is a song composed by Cy Coleman, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. ...


Sinatra was awarded the Legend Award at the 1994 Grammy Awards. He was introduced by Bono, who said of Sinatra "Frank's the chairman of the bad attitude... Rock 'n' Roll players have been tough, but this guy is the boss. The chairman of boss... I'm not going to mess with him, are you?" Sinatra called it "probably the best introduction I've ever had."[27] This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The 36th Grammy Awards were held in 1994. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ...


In 1995, To mark Sinatra's 80th birthday, the Empire State Building glowed blue. A star-studded birthday tribute at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles would be his last televised appearance. The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. ... An early postcard view of the Shrine The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Personal life

See also: Relationships of Frank Sinatra

Sinatra had three children; Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina by his first wife Nancy Barbato (married 1939-1951). He was married three more times, to the actresses Ava Gardner (married 1951-1957) and Mia Farrow (married 1966-1968) and finally to Barbara Marx (married 1976-1998), to whom he was married at his death. Nancy Sandra Sinatra (born June 8, 1940, in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American singer and actress. ... Frank Sinatra Jr. ... Christina Sinatra (born June 20, 1948) is a movie producer and former actress. ... Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Mia Farrow (born Maria de Lourdes Villiers-Farrow on February 9, 1945) is an American actress. ... Barbara Marx, born Barbara Joanna Blakeley on October 16, 1927, was the wife of former comedian-turned agent Zeppo Marx from September 18, 1959 until she divorced him in 1972 or 1973. ...


Death

"Sinatra was...the first modern pop superstar...Following his idol Bing Crosby, who had pioneered the use of the microphone, Sinatra transformed popular singing by infusing lyrics with a personal, intimate point of view that conveyed a steady current of eroticism...Almost singlehandedly, he helped lead a revival of vocalized swing music that took American pop to a new level of musical sophistication...his 1950's recordings...were instrumental in establishing a canon of American pop song literature."
Stephen Holden[28]

After suffering another heart attack,[28] Frank Sinatra died at 10:50 pm on May 14, 1998 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, his wife Barbara and daughter Nancy by his side.[28] He was 82 years old.[28] Sinatra's final words, spoken as attempts were made to stabilize him, were "I'm losing."[29] The next night the lights on the Las Vegas Strip were dimmed in his honor. President Bill Clinton led tributes to Sinatra, stating that he had managed "to appreciate on a personal level what millions of people had appreciated from afar."[30] Elton John, stated that Sinatra, "was simply the best - no one else even comes close."[30] Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Microphones redirects here. ... Stephen Holden is an American writer, music critic, and film critic. ... is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a hospital located in Los Angeles, California. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


On May 20, 1998 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, Sinatra's funeral was held, with 400[31] mourners in attendance and hundreds of fans outside.[31] Gregory Peck,[31] Tony Bennett,[31] and Frank Sinatra, Jr. addressed the mourners, among whom were Jill St. John, Tom Selleck,[31] Joey Bishop, Faye Dunaway,[31] Tony Curtis,[31] Liza Minnelli,[31] Kirk Douglas,[31] Robert Wagner,[31] Don Rickles,[31] Nancy Reagan,[31] Angie Dickinson, Sophia Loren,[31] Bob Newhart,[31] Mia Farrow,[31] and Jack Nicholson.[29][31] The eulogy was given by minister and lifelong spiritual adviser to Frank Sinatra, Jairus Bellamy. A private ceremony was held later that day at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Palm Springs. Sinatra was buried following the ceremony next to his parents in section B-8 of Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, a quiet cemetery on Ramon Road at the border of Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage, near his famous Rancho Mirage compound, located on tree-lined Frank Sinatra Drive.[29] His close friend Jilly Rizzo is buried nearby in the same cemetery. is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Frank Sinatra Jr. ... Jill St. ... Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American actor, screenwriter and film producer, best known for his starring role on the long-running television show Magnum P.I. He is recognizable by his 6 4 height and trademark moustache. ... Joey Bishop (February 3, 1918 â€“ October 17, 2007) was perhaps best remembered as being a member of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. ... Faye Dunaway (born January 14, 1941, in Bascom, Florida) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... For other persons named Tony Curtis, see Tony Curtis (disambiguation). ... Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch[1] on December 9, 1916) is an iconic Academy Award-winning American actor and film producer known for his cleft chin, his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father... For other persons named Robert Wagner, see Robert Wagner (disambiguation). ... Donald Jay Rickles (born May 8, 1926 in New York City, New York) is an American comedian and actor. ... Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921) is the widow of the former United States President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ... Angie Dickinson (born September 30, 1931) is a Golden Globe-winning American television and film actress, perhaps best known for her role as Sergeant Leann Pepper Anderson in the 1970s crime drama Police Woman. ... Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is an Academy Award winning Italian film actress. ... George Robert Bob Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. ... Mia Farrow (born Maria de Lourdes Villiers-Farrow on February 9, 1945) is an American actress. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Cathedral City is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. ... Rancho Mirage is a city located in Riverside County, California. ... Ermenigildo Rizzo, nicknamed Jilly (May 6, 1917-May 6, 1992), was a restauranteur and entertainer. ...


The words "The Best Is Yet to Come" are imprinted on his tombstone. The Best Is Yet to Come is a song composed by Cy Coleman, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. ...


Works

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Awards and recognitions

Sinatra's music star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sinatra's music star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sidewalk star in front of Sinatra birthplace.
Sidewalk star in front of Sinatra birthplace.
Main article: List of Frank Sinatra awards

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Legacy

The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to issue a postage stamp in honor of Sinatra in May 2008.[32] The design of the stamp was unveiled Wednesday, December 12, 2007 — on the 92nd birthday of the entertainer — in Beverly Hills, CA, with Sinatra family members on hand.[33] The design shows an 1950s-vintage image of Sinatra, wearing a hat. The design also includes his signature, with his last name alone.[33] The Hoboken Post Office was renamed in his honor in 2002.[33] The U.S. Congress passed a resolution on May 20, 2008 designating March 13 as Frank Sinatra Day to honor his contribution to American culture. The resolution was introduced by U.S. House representative Mary Bono Mack. [34] A USPS Truck at Night A U.S. Post Office sign The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the United States government organization responsible for providing postal service in the United States and is generally referred to as the post office. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ...


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Frank Sinatra's voice is pop music history. [...] Like Presley and Dylan — the only other white male American singers since 1940 whose popularity, influence, and mythic force have been comparable — Sinatra will last indefinitely. He virtually invented modern pop song phrasing.

Controversy

Sinatra garnered considerable attention due to his alleged personal and professional links with organized crime.[35] Among these figures included Sam Giancana,[36] Lucky Luciano,[36] and Joseph Fischetti.[36] The Federal Bureau of Investigation kept records amounting to 2,403 pages on Sinatra. With his Mafia ties, his ardent New Deal politics and his friendship with John F. Kennedy, he was a natural target for J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.[37] The FBI kept Sinatra under surveillance for almost five decades beginning in the 1940's with, for example, an erroneous report that the star paid $40,000 for his 4-F draft status, through the early 1980's when he was successful in efforts to get his Nevada Gaming license renewed. The documents include accounts of Sinatra as the target of death threats and extortion schemes. They also betray rampant paranoia and strange obsessions at the FBI and reveal nearly every celebrated Sinatra foible and peccadillo. [38] Organized crime or criminal organizations are groups or operations run by criminals, most commonly for the purpose of generating a monetary profit. ... Salvatore Momo Giancana (born Salvatore Giangana) June 15, 1908 — June 19, 1975) was an Italian-American mobster and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1956-66. ... Charles Lucky Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania) (November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was a Sicilian-American mobster. ... F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... This article is about the criminal society. ... This article is about the policy program of US President Franklin D Roosevelt. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972), known popularly as J. Edgar Hoover, was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. ... The Selective Service System is the means by which the United States administers military conscription. ... Nevada Gaming Commission is the Nevada agency responsible for overseeing casinos in the state of Nevada. ... Extortion is a criminal offense, which occurs when a person either obtains money, property or services from another through coercion or intimidation or threatens one with physical harm unless they are paid money or property. ... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ...


For a year Hoover investigated Sinatra's alleged Communist affiliations, but came up empty-handed. Readers learn that the budding star, to get an exemption from military service, told draft-board doctors that he had an irrational fear of crowds. The files include his rendezvous with prostitutes, and his extramarital affair with Ava Gardner, which preceded their marriage. Celebrities mentioned in the files are Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, Peter Lawford, and Giancana's girlfriend, singer Phyllis McGuire. This article is about the form of society and political movement. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor, television personality, and comedian. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson;[1] baptised Norma Jeane Baker June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe-winning,[2] critically-acclaimed[3][4][5] American actress, singer, model, Hollywood icon,[6] cultural icon, fashion icon,[7] pop icon,[8] film executive[9] and sex symbol. ... The Rat Pack. ... The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. ...


The FBI's secret dossier on Sinatra was released in 1998 in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. Nearly sixty countries around the world have implemented some form of freedom of information legislation, which sets rules on governmental secrecy. ...


See also

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Further reading

Biographies

  • Freedland, Michael. (2000) All the Way: A Biography of Frank Sinatra. St Martins Press. ISBN 0752816624
  • Havers, Richard. (2004) Sinatra. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1405314613
  • Kelley, Kitty. (1986) His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra. Bantam Press. ISBN 0553265156
  • Lahr, John. (1987) Sinatra. Random House. ISBN 0753808420
  • Munn, Michael. (2002) Sinatra: The Untold Story. Robson Books Ltd. ISBN 1861055374
  • Rockwell, John. (1984) Sinatra: An American Classic. Rolling Stone. ISBN 039453977X
  • Rojek, Chris. (2004) Frank Sinatra. Polity. ISBN 0745630901
  • Summers, Antony and Swan, Robbyn. (2005) Sinatra: The Life. Doubleday. ISBN 0552153311
  • Taraborrelli, J. Randall. (1998) Sinatra: The Man Behind the Myth. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 1840181192

Memoirs

  • Ash, Vic. (2006) I Blew it My Way: Bebop, Big Bands and Sinatra. Northway Publications. ISBN 0955090822
  • Jacobs, George and Stadiem, William. (2003) Mr. S.: The Last Word on Frank Sinatra. HarperCollins. ISBN 0330412299

Criticism

  • Fuchs, J. & Prigozy, R., ed. (2007) Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Music, the Legend. The Boydell Press. ISBN 1580462510
  • Hamill, Pete. (2003) Why Sinatra Matters. Back Bay Books. ISBN 0316738867
  • Mustazza, Leonard, ed. (1998) Frank Sinatra and Popular Culture. Praeger. ISBN 0275964957
  • Petkov, Steven and Mustazza, Leonard, ed. (1997) The Frank Sinatra Reader. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195113896
  • Pugliese, S., ed. (2004) Frank Sinatra: "History, Identity, and Italian American Culture ". Palgrave. ISBN 1403966559
  • Smith, Martin. (2005) When Ol' Blue Eyes Was a Red. Redwords. ISBN 1905192029
  • Zehme, Bill. (1997) The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin'. Harper Collins. ISBN 0060931752
  • "Frank Sinatra — Through the Lens of Jazz", Jazz Times Magazine, May 1998
  • Friedwald, Will. (1999) Sinatra! The Song Is You: A Singer's Art. Da Capo Press. ISBN 068419368X
  • Granata, Charles L. (1999) Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1556525095
  • McNally, Karen. (2008) When Frankie Went to Hollywood: Frank Sinatra and American Male Identity University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0252033345

Sinatra family publications

  • Pignone, Charles, with forward by Sinatra, Frank Jr. and Jones, Quincy. (2004) The Sinatra Treasures. Virgin Books. ISBN 1852271841
  • Pignone, Charles, with forward by Sinatra, Amanda. (2007) Frank Sinatra: The Family Album Little Brown and Company. ISBN 0316003492
  • Sinatra, Julie. (2007) Under My Skin: My Father, Frank Sinatra The Man Behind the Mystique iuniverse.com, ISBN 0595434789
  • Sinatra, Nancy. (1998) Frank Sinatra 1915-1998: An American Legend. Readers Digest. ISBN 0762101342
  • Sinatra, Tina. (2000) My Father's Daughter. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0684870762

Other

  • Havers, Richard. (2004) Sinatra. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1405314613
  • Ingham, Chris. (2005) The Rough Guide to Frank Sinatra. Rough Guides. ISBN 1843534142
  • O'Neill, Terry, ed. Morgan, Robert. (2007) Sinatra: Frank and Friendly. Evans Mitchell Books. ISBN 1901268322
  • The New Rolling Stone Record Guide, Rolling Stone Press, 1983.
  • Tom and Phil Kuntz. (2000) The Sinatra Files: The Secret FBI Dossier. Three Rivers Press ISBN 0812932765

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Awards
Preceded by
Millard Mitchell
for My Six Convicts
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1954
for From Here to Eternity
Succeeded by
Edmond O'Brien
for The Barefoot Contessa
Preceded by
George Jessel
The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
1970
Succeeded by
Rosalind Russell
Persondata
NAME Sinatra, Frank
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Francis Albert Sinatra, Ol' Blue Eyes, The Voice, Chairman of the Board
SHORT DESCRIPTION Singer and Actor
DATE OF BIRTH December 12, 1915(1915-12-12)
PLACE OF BIRTH Hoboken, New Jersey
DATE OF DEATH May 14, 1998
PLACE OF DEATH Los Angeles, California
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Songs For Swingin Lovers is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1956. ... Close to You is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1957. ... For the Dexter Gordon album see A Swingin Affair. ... Where Are You? is a Christmas album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1957. ... Come Fly With Me is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1958. ... Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (or simply Only The Lonely) is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1958. ... Come Dance With Me! is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1959. ... No One Cares is a 1959 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Nice n Easy is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1960. ... Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ... Ring-A-Ding-Ding is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ... Sinatra Swings (alternately titled Swing Along With Me) is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ... I Remember Tommy is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ... Point of No Return is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1962. ... Sinatra And Strings is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1962. ... Sinatra And Swingin’ Brass is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1962. ... Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain is an album by Frank Sinatra, recorded in London in 1962. ... All Alone is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1962. ... The Concert Sinatra is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1963. ... Sinatra’s Sinatra is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1963. ... Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners (or simply Academy Award Winners) is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1964. ... America, I Hear You Singing is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1964. ... It Might As Well Be Swing is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1964. ... September of My Years is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1965, that is often considered one of his best. ... My Kind Of Broadway is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1965. ... A Man And His Music is an double album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1965. ... Moonlight Sinatra is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1966. ... Strangers In The Night is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1966. ... Thats Life is an album by the American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1966 (see 1966 in music). ... Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim is an 1967 album by Frank Sinatra and featuring Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... The World We Knew is a 1967 album by American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Francis A. & Edward K. is a 1968 album by Frank Sinatra featuring Duke Ellington and his big band. ... The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas is a 1968 Christmas album by Frank Sinatra and featuring his children, Frank Sinatra, Jr. ... My Way is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1969. ... A Man Alone (fully titled A Man Alone & Other Songs of Rod McKuen) is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1969. ... Watertown is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Sinatra & Company is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back is a 1973 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Some Nice Things I’ve Missed is a 1974 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... She Shot Me Down is a 1981 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... L.A. Is My Lady is a 1984 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Duets is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1993. ... Duets II is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1994. ... At the Sands with Count Basie (alternately titled Sinatra at the Sands) is an album by American jazz singer Frank Sinatra, with the Count Basie Band, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded live at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and released in 1966 (see 1966 in... The Main Event – Live is a 1974 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Sinatra ’57 in Concert is a 1999 live album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Live from Las Vegas is a 2005 live album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... This Is Sinatra! is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1956. ... This Is Sinatra Volume 2 is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1958. ... Look to Your Heart is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1959 but recorded between 1953 and 1955. ... All the Way is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ... Sinatra Sings Of Love And Things is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1962. ... The Sinatra-Jobim Sessions is a 1979 compilation album of the American singer Frank Sinatras work with Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Screen Sinatra is an album featuring songs by Frank Sinatra from various movies to which he has contributed. ... The Reprise Collection is a 1990 compilation album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings is a 1995 compilation album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... The Complete Capitol Singles Collection is a 1996 compilation album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... Frank Sinatra in Hollywood 1940-1964 is a 2002 compilation album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... This article is about the song made famous by Frank Sinatra. ... Theme from New York, New York (or New York, New York) is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977), where it was introduced by Liza Minnelli. ... Strangers in the Night is a song made famous by Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1966. ... Ive Got You Under My Skin is a song written by Cole Porter. ... Angel Eyes is a popular song composed by Matt Dennis, with lyrics by Earl Brent. ... Send in the Clowns is a song by Stephen Sondheim, from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music. ... Chicago is a popular song. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Sinatra Doctrine was the name that the Soviet government of Mikhail Gorbachev used jokingly to describe its policy of allowing neighboring Warsaw Pact nations to determine their own internal affairs. ... The cover to Gay Taleses profile. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...

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TIME 100: Frank Sinatra (478 words)
On one hand, my colleague's view of Sinatra as scourge of baby boomers — the anti-Judy Collins, if you will — is a crude caricature of a complex artist, as reductive as any neo-swinger's fetishistic prattling about the man's way with a pocket handkerchief.
Sinatra's body of work, meanwhile, stretches back to the 1930s and is nothing less than "the final statement on pre-rock pop," as Will Friedwald, the invaluable Sinatra scholar, recently wrote of the Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
But he had nearly 40 years of performing left ahead of him in 1956; more than two-thirds of his professional life was spent in the rock era, much of it reacting to rhythms and attitudes he found alien.
VH1.com : Frank Sinatra : Biography - Urge Music Downloads (3198 words)
Sinatra insisted that Styne and Cahn be hired to write the songs for his first MGM musical, Anchors Aweigh, and over the course of his career, the singer recorded more songs by Cahn (a lyricist who worked with several composers) than by any other songwriter.
In the fall of 1953, Sinatra began two new radio series: Rocky Fortune, a drama on which he played a detective, ran from October to March 1954; and The Frank Sinatra Show was a 15-minute, twice-a-week music series that ran for two seasons, concluding in July 1955.
Sinatra returned to number one on the singles charts for the first time in 11 years with the million-selling "Strangers in the Night" in July 1966; the song won him Grammys for Record of the Year and best vocal performance.
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