Frank Sinatra

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Francis Albert Sinatra
  • Birth Place: Hoboken, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/12/1915, Sagittarius
  • Date of Death: 05/14/1998
  • Profession: Singer; actor
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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 in 1935.
  • 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:
  • Barbara Blakely Marx - Wife
  • Nancy Sinatra - Daughter
  • Martin Sinatra - Father
  • Nancy Barbato - Ex-wife
  • Christina Sinatra - Daughter
  • Franklin Wayne Sinatra - Son
  • Mia Farrow - Ex-wife
  • Ava Gardner - Ex-wife
  • Natalie Garavante - Mother
  • Frank Sinatra Awards:
  • 1966 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1995 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1953 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1970 Emmy: Outstanding Variety or Musical Program - Nominee
  • 1965 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1958 Grammy: Best Album Cover - Winner
  • 1974 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Special - Nominee
  • 1958 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1955 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1954 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1964 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1959 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1969 Emmy: Outstanding Variety or Musical Program - Nominee
  • 1945 Oscar: Special Award - Winner
  • 1965 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1966 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 1966 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1970 Oscar: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award - Winner
  • 1955 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • 1956 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • 1972 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1956 Emmy: Best Male Singer - Nominee
  • 1959 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner

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