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[298][299] That year, the Friars Club selected him as the "Top Box Office Name of the Century", and he was given the Scopus Award by the American Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Nevada. The film remains rated very highly by critics, and in 2006 it ranked No. [542] In 1952 and 1956, he also campaigned for Adlai Stevenson. [279][280] The television special, Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra, reunited Sinatra with Gene Kelly. After a brief retirement in the early 1970s, Sinatra returned to the music scene with the album Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back (1973) and also became more politically active. [410] The public rushed to the cinemas to see Sinatra and Crosby together on-screen, and it ended up earning over $13 million at the box office, becoming one of the highest-grossing pictures of its year. After Della Penta attempted to tear off Barbato's dress, Sinatra ordered Barbato away and told Della Pinta that he would marry Barbato, several years his junior, because she was pregnant. [387] He teamed up with Kelly for a third time in On the Town (also 1949), playing a sailor on leave in New York City. Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally until shortly before his death in 1998. To obtain Frank as a client, the agency paid Dorsey $35,000 while Sinatra paid $25,000, which he borrowed from Manie Sacks as an advance against his royalties from Columbia Records. [423] For his performance in Come Blow Your Horn (also 1963) adapted from the Neil Simon play, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor â€“ Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Frank Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey. [198] For Granata, Sinatra's A Swingin' Affair! [568][571] Sinatra was buried in a blue business suit with mementos from family members—cherry-flavored Life Savers, Tootsie Rolls, a bottle of Jack Daniel's, a pack of Camel cigarettes, a Zippo lighter, stuffed toys, a dog biscuit, and a roll of dimes that he always carried—next to his parents in section B-8 of Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California. [46] With Sinatra, the group became known as the Hoboken Four, and passed an audition from Edward Bowes to appear on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show. Frank Jr., who was present during the recording, noted the "huge orchestra", which Nancy Sinatra stated "opened a whole new era" in pop music, with orchestras getting bigger, embracing a "lush string sound". [197] Granata considers "Close to You" to have been thematically his closest concept album to perfection during the "golden" era, and Nelson Riddle's finest work, which was "extremely progressive" by the standards of the day. [82][p] Sinatra persuaded Stordahl to leave Dorsey with him and become his personal arranger, offering him $650 a month, five times the salary of Dorsey. [452], In 1957, Sinatra formed a three-year $3 million contract with ABC to launch The Frank Sinatra Show, featuring himself and guests in 36 half hour shows. [490] In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to classical music and attended concerts when he could. [343] At the end of the program Sinatra performed on stage for the last time to sing the final notes of the "Theme from New York, New York" with an ensemble. [48] Sinatra quickly became the group's lead singer, and, much to the jealousy of his fellow group members, garnered most of the attention from girls. Thought to … He earned $200,000 and 25% of the profits for the performance. He was 82 years old and had, at last, faced his final curtain. 1. [379] Next, he was given leading roles in Higher and Higher and Step Lively (both 1944) for RKO. Frank Sinatra was a very popular singer and an award winning actor. [172] The recording was first released as a bootleg, but in 1999 Artanis Entertainment Group officially released it as the Sinatra '57 in Concert live album, after Sinatra's death. https://www.biography.com/musician/frank-sinatra. [603][604], Sinatra was convinced that Johnny Fontane, a mob-associated singer in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather (1969), was based on his life. Starting out as a saloon singer in musty little dives (he carried his own P.A. Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on December 12, 1915, the only child of Italian immigrants Martin and Natalie "Dolly" Sinatra. Rocky Fortune), a "footloose and fancy free" temporary worker for the Gridley Employment Agency who stumbles into crime-solving. [42] As a singer, early on he was primarily influenced by Bing Crosby,[35] but later believed that Tony Bennett was "the best singer in the business". He later married Mia Farrow in 1966 and Barbara Marx in 1976. [323] He was forced to drop the case on September 19, 1984, with several leading newspapers expressing concerns about his views on censorship. [420], Due to an obligation he owed to 20th Century Fox for walking off the set of Henry King's Carousel (1956),[ae] Sinatra starred opposite Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jourdan in Can-Can (1960). [90] Sinatra's publicist, George Evans, encouraged interviews and photographs with fans, and was the man responsible for depicting Sinatra as a vulnerable, shy, Italian–American with a rough childhood who made good. I think he began to see what he might do on his own". He began to console himself in songs with a "brooding melancholy", such as "I'm a Fool to Want You", "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", "My One and Only Love" and "There Will Never Be Another You",[367] which Riddle believed was the direct influence of Ava Gardner. Sinatra said: "The reason I wanted to leave Tommy's band was that Crosby was Number One, way up on top of the pile. and swing music predecessor Songs for Swingin' Lovers! [353], Voice coach John Quinlan was impressed by Sinatra's vocal range, remarking, "He has far more voice than people think he has. [34] He listened to Gene Austin, Rudy Vallée, Russ Colombo, and Bob Eberly, and idolized Bing Crosby. [304], In 1980, Sinatra's first album in six years was released, Trilogy: Past Present Future, a highly ambitious triple album that features an array of songs from both the pre-rock era and rock era. While working at "The Rustic Cabin" in 1939 he became involved in a dispute between his girlfriend, Toni Della Penta, who suffered a miscarriage, and Nancy Barbato, a stonemason's daughter. [28] Sinatra spent much time at his parents' tavern in Hoboken,[e] working on his homework and occasionally singing a song on top of the player piano for spare change. It was followed by 1968's Francis A. [350] He swam daily in the Pacific Ocean, finding it to be therapeutic and giving him much-needed solitude. [582] Other buildings named for Sinatra include the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, the Frank Sinatra International Student Center at Israel's Hebrew University in Jerusalem dedicated in 1978,[583] and the Frank Sinatra Hall at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, California, dedicated in 2002. After two years of chart-topping success with Dorsey, Sinatra decided to strike out on his own. It was at this commencement that he was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate litterarum humanarum by the university. [528] The FBI documented that Sinatra was losing esteem with the Mafia as he grew closer to President Kennedy, whose younger brother Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy was leading a crackdown on organized crime. Francis Albert Sinatra (/sɪˈnɑːtrə/; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. The album, entitled Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back,[266] arranged by Gordon Jenkins and Don Costa,[278] was a success, reaching number 13 on Billboard and number 12 in the UK. [38] To please his mother, he enrolled at Drake Business School, but departed after 11 months. [359], Arrangers such as Nelson Riddle and Anthony Fanzo found Sinatra to be a perfectionist who constantly drove himself and others around him, stating that his collaborators approached him with a sense of uneasiness because of his unpredictable and often volatile temperament. [482] They remained close friends for life,[483] and in a 2013 interview Farrow said that Sinatra might be the father of her son Ronan Farrow (born 1987). On May 14, 1998, Frank Sinatra died of a heart attack at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. [479], Sinatra reportedly broke off engagements to Lauren Bacall in 1958[480] and Juliet Prowse in 1962. He was an actor, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Aru heishi no kake (1970) and Dream for an Insomniac (1996). [406] During production, Sinatra got drunk with Robert Mitchum and Broderick Crawford and trashed Kramer's dressing room. Sinatra found success as a solo artist after he signed with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". [297] During the Labor Day weekend held in 1976, Sinatra was responsible for reuniting old friends and comedy partners Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis for the first time in nearly twenty years, when they performed at the "Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon". [289][290], In 1975, Sinatra performed in concerts in New York with Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald, and at the London Palladium with Basie and Sarah Vaughan, and in Tehran at Aryamehr Stadium, giving 140 performances in 105 days. They had three children together—Nancy (born in 1940), Frank Sinatra Jr. (born in 1944) and Tina (born in 1948)—before their marriage unraveled in the late 1940s. He asked Dorsey to be godfather to his daughter Nancy in June 1940. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was a turbulent marriage with many well-publicized fights and altercations. [40] He performed in local Hoboken social clubs such as The Cat's Meow and The Comedy Club, and sang for free on radio stations such as WAAT in Jersey City. [374], Sinatra attempted to pursue an acting career in Hollywood in the early 1940s. "[150], The release of the film From Here to Eternity in August 1953 marked the beginning of a remarkable career revival. Of the nine songs recorded during these sessions, seven charted on the best-selling list. [106][107][108] Toward the end of the war, Sinatra entertained the troops during several successful overseas USO tours with comedian Phil Silvers. [567] He had made no public appearances following a heart attack in February 1997. He was so excited, you almost believed he had never recorded before. [344] In recognition of his many years of association with Las Vegas, Frank Sinatra was elected to the Gaming Hall of Fame in 1997. [203] The title song, "Come Fly With Me", written especially for him, would become one of his best known standards. [336] His final public concerts were held in Fukuoka Dome in Japan on December 19–20, 1994. [560] At the Sands in 1955, Sinatra went against policy by inviting Nat King Cole into the dining room,[561] and in 1961, after an incident where an African-American couple entered the lobby of the hotel and were blocked by the security guard, Sinatra and Davis forced the hotel management to begin hiring black waiters and busboys. Della Penta went to the police, and Sinatra was arrested on a morals charge for seduction. [192] According to Granata his recordings of "Night and Day", "Oh! [283] He began what Barbara Sinatra describes as a "massive comeback tour of the United States, Europe, the Far East and Australia". [315], Santopietro stated that by the early 1980s, Sinatra's voice had "coarsened, losing much of its power and flexibility, but audiences didn't care". [496], Sinatra was known for his immaculate sense of style. [317] That year he made a reported further $1.3 million from the Showtime television rights to his "Concert of the Americas" in the Dominican Republic, $1.6 million for a concert series at Carnegie Hall, and $250,000 in just one evening at the Chicago Fest. [151] At a concert at Chez Paree in Chicago, only 150 people in a 1,200-seat capacity venue turned up to see him. [220] His first album on the label, Ring-a-Ding-Ding! Sinatra soon learned they were auditioning for the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show, and "begged" the group to let him in on the act. His changes to Riddle's charts would frustrate Riddle, yet he would usually concede that Sinatra's ideas were superior. A television miniseries based on Sinatra's life, titled Sinatra, was aired by CBS in 1992. [274] He told LIFE journalist Thomas Thompson that "I've got things to do, like the first thing is not to do anything at all for eight months ... maybe a year",[275] while Barbara Sinatra later claimed that Sinatra had grown "tired of entertaining people, especially when all they really wanted were the same old tunes he had long ago become bored by". [100] These first sessions were on June 7, June 22, August 5, and November 10, 1943. [215], Sinatra grew discontented at Capitol, and fell into a feud with Alan Livingston, which lasted over six months. [239] One of the album's singles, "It Was a Very Good Year", won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male. [378] He had a cameo role along with Duke Ellington and Count Basie in Charles Barton's Reveille with Beverly (1943), making a brief appearance singing "Night and Day". Flouting convention and fusing musical genres, Zappa's music was often politically charged and intentionally shocking. [433][434] He also played a similar role in The Detective (1968). "[89] Sinatra performed for four weeks at the theatre, his act following the Benny Goodman orchestra, after which his contract was renewed for another four weeks by Bob Weitman due to his popularity. [473], Sinatra was married to Hollywood actress Ava Gardner from 1951 to 1957. [305] The two men had a major falling out, and later patched up their differences in January 1985 at a dinner organized for Ronald Reagan, when Sinatra asked Riddle to make another album with him. It helped keep him at the top of his game. That's all. After winning an Academy Award for From Here to Eternity, he starred in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), and in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Strangely, in spite of his hearing problems, he had the most incredible ear, which often drove those he worked with nuts. [335] [72], In his first year with Dorsey, Sinatra recorded over forty songs. [330], In 1990, Sinatra was awarded the second "Ella Award" by the Los Angeles-based Society of Singers, and performed for a final time with Ella Fitzgerald at the award ceremony. ", For an extended list of albums, compilations, and charting singles, see, Hoboken Four, Harry James, and Tommy Dorsey (1935–1939), Onset of Sinatramania and role in World War II (1942–1945), Columbia years and career slump (1946–1952), Career revival and the Capitol years (1953–1962), Debut, musical films, and career slump (1941–1952), Alleged organized-crime links and Cal Neva Lodge. He released his debut album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. [169] Sinatra's first album for Capitol, Songs for Young Lovers, was released on January 4, 1954, and included "A Foggy Day", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "My Funny Valentine", "Violets for Your Furs" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me",[171] songs which became staples of his later concerts. Shot in January 1987, the episode aired on CBS on February 25. [134] Sinatra's reputation continued to decline as reports broke out in February of his affair with Ava Gardner and the destruction of his marriage to Nancy,[135] though he insisted that his marriage had long been over even before he had met Gardner. the vocalist, not to be confused with the comedian, Sinatra acknowledged his debt to James throughout his life, and upon hearing of James' death in 1983, stated: "he is the one that made it all possible. "[546] Sinatra was snubbed by the President during his visit to Palm Springs, where Sinatra lived, when he decided to stay with the Republican Bing Crosby, due to FBI concerns about Sinatra's alleged connections to organized crime. Just to look at him—the way he moved, and how he behaved—was to know that he was a great lover and true gentleman. Although still a registered Democrat, Sinatra endorsed Republican Ronald Reagan for a second term as Governor of California in 1970. Visit the Almanac HQ Webcam. Truman. Radio exposure brought him to the attention of bandleader Harry James, with whom Sinatra made his first recordings, including "All or Nothing at All." During the show, he performed a duet with Presley, who sang Sinatra's 1957 hit "Witchcraft" with the host performing the 1956 Presley classic "Love Me Tender". ", "He'd always been critical of his voice, and that only intensified as he got older. In the open field, you might say, were some awfully good singers with the orchestras. In the words of Kelley: "In the end, MCA, an agency representing Dorsey and courting Sinatra, made Dorsey a $60,000 offer that he accepted. [201] It reached the top spot on the Billboard album chart in its second week, remaining at the top for five weeks,[202] and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year at the inaugural Grammy Awards. Singer and actor Frank Sinatra rose to fame singing big band numbers. 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If it was a "rhythm" number, he would think of Billy May, or perhaps Neil Hefti or some other favored arranger. Enter your email address: * BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! "'Scuse me while I disappear." [523] Kelley quotes Jo-Carrol Silvers that Sinatra "adored" Bugsy Siegel, and boasted to friends about him and how many people he had killed. He was further diagnosed as having dementia. She added that his baritone voice "sometimes cracked, but the gliding intonations still aroused the same raptures of delight as they had at the Paramount Theater". [215] His first attempt at owning his own label was with his pursuit of buying declining jazz label, Verve Records, which ended once an initial agreement with Verve founder, Norman Granz, "failed to materialize. Sinatra was also heavily involved with politics from the mid-1940s, and actively campaigned for presidents such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. [474] The couple formally announced their separation on October 29, 1953, through MGM. [510] He received negative press for fights with Lee Mortimer in 1947, photographer Eddie Schisser in Houston in 1950, Judy Garland's publicist Jim Byron on the Sunset Strip in 1954,[509][511] and for a confrontation with Washington Post journalist Maxine Cheshire in 1973, in which he implied that she was a cheap prostitute. Frank Ocean is a singer-songwriter and member of the hip-hop collective Odd Future. Turner later denied the claims in her 1992 autobiography, saying, "The closest things to dates Frank and I enjoyed were a few box lunches at MGM". [52] Despite the low salary, Sinatra felt that this was the break he was looking for, and boasted to friends that he was going to "become so big that no one could ever touch him". In the 1940s and 1950s, he had a dazzling array of hit songs and albums and went on to appear in dozens of films, winning a supporting actor Oscar for his role in From Here to Eternity. Perfectly simple: It was the war years and there was a great loneliness, and I was the boy in every corner drugstore, the boy who'd gone off drafted to the war. He couldn't help it. [459] When Sinatra came out of retirement in 1973, he released both an album and appeared in a TV special named Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back. [471][ak], —Barbara Sinatra on Sinatra's popularity with women. He lived in a predominantly Italian … [591][592], Sinatra has been portrayed on numerous occasions in film and television. Kelley claims that Tina Sinatra blamed her for her father's colon surgery in 1986. Sinatra entertained the world for six decades. [411] He starred opposite Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak in George Sidney's Pal Joey (1957), Sinatra, for which he won for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor â€“ Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. [190], His February 1956 recording sessions inaugurated the studios at the Capitol Records Building,[191] complete with a 56-piece symphonic orchestra. If it was a mellow love song, he would ask for Gordon Jenkins. Han var son till sångaren och skådespelaren Frank Sinatra och Nancy Barbato, yngre bror till Nancy Sinatra och äldre bror till TV-producenten Tina Sinatra. Frank Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, and died May 14th, 1998. In 1951, Sinatra married actress Ava Gardner; after they split, Sinatra remarried a third time, to Mia Farrow, in 1966. Frank Gehry is a Canadian-American architect known for postmodern designs, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. [5], Francis Albert Sinatra[a] was born on December 12, 1915, in an upstairs tenement at 415 Monroe Street in Hoboken, New Jersey,[7][8][b] the only child of Italian immigrants Natalina "Dolly" Garaventa and Antonino Martino "Marty" Sinatra. [186] According to Granata it was the first concept album of his to make a "single persuasive statement", with an extended program and "melancholy mood". [79] A legal battle ensued, eventually settled in August 1942. He was collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the 20th century's 100 most influential people. But by the early 1950s his professional career had stalled and he turned to Las Vegas, where he became one of its best known residency performers as part of the Rat Pack. [103] Sinatra released "You'll Never Know", "Close to You", "Sunday, Monday, or Always" and "People Will Say We're in Love" as singles. I'm honest.". [455], Sinatra's fourth and final Timex TV special, Welcome Home Elvis, was broadcast in March 1960, earning massive viewing figures. He can vocalize to a B-flat on top in full voice, and he doesn't need a mic either". Frank Sinatra (singer) was born on Sunday, December 12, 1915. [223], In 1962, Sinatra released Sinatra and Strings, a set of standard ballads arranged by Don Costa, which became one of the most critically acclaimed works of Sinatra's entire Reprise period. Years ago, his voice was more even, and now it is divided into at least three interesting ranges: low, middle, and high. By 1962, he reportedly held a 50-percent share in the hotel. "[340][341], In 1995, to mark Sinatra's 80th birthday, the Empire State Building glowed blue. [130], Though "The Hucklebuck" reached the top ten,[131] it was his last single release under the Columbia label. That union, too, ended in divorce (in 1968), and Sinatra married for a fourth and final time in 1976 to Barbara Blakely Marx, the ex-wife of comedian Zeppo Marx. If someone told him he'd been great, he'd reply, 'It was a nice crowd, but my reed was off' or 'I wasn't so good on the third number'. [228], In 1964 the song "My Kind of Town" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Santopietro said that as a troubled New York City homicide cop, Sinatra gave an "extraordinarily rich", heavily layered characterization, one which "made for one terrific farewell" to his film career. [x] He performed several charity concerts with Count Basie at the Royal Festival Hall in London. [557] He was awarded the Hollzer Memorial Award by the Los Angeles Jewish Community in 1949. [538] According to Jo Carroll Silvers, in his younger years Sinatra had "ardent liberal" sympathies, and was "so concerned about poor people that he was always quoting Henry Wallace". [429][af], In the late 1960s, Sinatra became known for playing detectives,[432] including Tony Rome in Tony Rome (1967) and its sequel Lady In Cement (1968). Dolly was reportedly arrested six or seven times and convicted twice for providing illegal abortions, Sinatra's loss of employment at the newspaper led to a life-long rift with Garrick. Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century, forging a career as an award-winning singer and film actor. [584] Wynn Resorts' Encore Las Vegas resort features a restaurant dedicated to Sinatra which opened in 2008. [53] In March 1939, saxophone player Frank Mane, who knew Sinatra from Jersey City radio station WAAT where both performed on live broadcasts, arranged for him to audition and record "Our Love", his first solo studio recording. [421] Around the same time, he starred in the Las Vegas-set Ocean's 11 (also 1960), the first film to feature the Rat Pack together and the start of a "new era of screen cool" for Santopietro. [234], Sinatra's phenomenal success in 1965, coinciding with his 50th birthday, prompted Billboard to proclaim that he may have reached the "peak of his eminence". Granata noted that Riddle himself believed that the album came across as darker and more introspective than normal due to the due of his own mother who had recently died earlier in the month that it was recorded. [109] During one trip to Rome he met the Pope, who asked him if he was an operatic tenor. He never liked to discuss a performance afterward because he knew his voice wasn't as good as it used to be. [460] In the late 1970s, John Denver appeared as a guest in the Sinatra and Friends ABC-TV Special, singing "September Song" as a duet. Nancy Sinatra notes that he owned a Chrysler and people would show amazement that such a young kid could afford it. He initially developed problems with his vocal cords during the comeback due to a prolonged period without singing. [265] However, it sold a mere 30,000 copies that year and reached a peak chart position of 101. On one occasion, he gave Sinatra Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange (1962) to read, with the idea of making a film, but Sinatra thought it had no potential and did not understand a word. [502] Barbara Sinatra wrote, "A big part of Frank's thrill was the sense of danger that he exuded, an underlying, ever-present tension only those closest to him knew could be defused with humor". [402][ad] After roles in Guys and Dolls,[404] and The Tender Trap (both 1955),[405] Sinatra was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as a medical student in Stanley Kramer's directorial début, Not as a Stranger (also 1955). [540] His comments, while praised by liberal publications, led to accusations by some that he was a Communist, which he strongly denied. [372], In the 1950s, Sinatra's career was facilitated by developments in technology. By the end of 1943 he was more popular in a DownBeat poll than Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Bob Eberly, and Dick Haymes. [506] Barbara Sinatra stated that he would "snap at anyone for the slightest misdemeanor",[507] while Van Heusen said that when Sinatra got drunk it was "best to disappear". [314] Also in 1981, Sinatra was embroiled in controversy when he worked a ten-day engagement for $2 million in Sun City, in the internationally unrecognized Bophuthatswana, breaking a cultural boycott against apartheid-era South Africa. [133], Cementing the low of his career was the death of publicist George Evans from a heart attack in January 1950 at 48. Sinatra would later receive the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1971. 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