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Frank Sinatra Biography

Birth Name:
Фрэнсис Альберт Синатра
Birth Place:
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Profession
Singer, actor

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

Awards

  • 1974Emmy-Outstanding Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Special: nominated
  • 1970Emmy-Outstanding Variety or Musical Program: nominated
  • 1969Emmy-Outstanding Variety or Musical Program: nominated
  • 1964Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1958Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1957BAFTA Film Awards-Best Foreign Actor: nominated
  • 1956BAFTA Film Awards-Best Foreign Actor: nominated
  • 1955Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1954Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1953Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: winner

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