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Francis Albert Sinatra
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Frank Sinatra Fast Facts:
Dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music.
As a member of the singing group the Hoboken Four, won the talent show
Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour
Earned $75 a week after joining the Harry James Orchestra in the spring of 1939; made his first recordings with James in July of that year. Within six months, however, he left to join Tommy Dorsey's big band.
His first No. 1 hit came in 1940 with "I'll Never Smile Again" (with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra).
Leader of the Rat Pack clique of celebrity pals, which included Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Dean Martin.
Had a No. 1 hit duet with daughter Nancy, "Somethin' Stupid," in 1966.
Appeared in more than 50 films.
Had numerous nicknames over the course of his career, including the Voice, Ol' Blue Eyes and the Chairman of the Board.
Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985 from Ronald Reagan.
Frank Sinatra Relationships:
Natalie Garavante - Mother
Ava Gardner - Ex-wife
Nancy Sinatra - Daughter
Christina Sinatra - Daughter
Franklin Wayne Sinatra - Son
Mia Farrow - Ex-wife
Barbara Blakely Marx - Wife
Martin Sinatra - Father
Nancy Barbato - Ex-wife
Frank Sinatra Awards:
1966 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
1959 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
1971 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
1966 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
1956 Emmy: Best Male Singer - Nominee
1969 Emmy: Outstanding Variety or Musical Program - Nominee
1974 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Special - Nominee
1954 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
1958 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
1964 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1945 Oscar: Special Award - Winner
1970 Oscar: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award - Winner
1959 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
1970 Emmy: Outstanding Variety or Musical Program - Nominee
1965 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
1958 Grammy: Best Album Cover - Winner
1955 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
1995 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
1953 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
1956 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
1972 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
1955 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
1965 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
1966 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
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