December 12, 1915
May 14, 1998
5 ft 8 in | 172 cm
70 kg | 155 lbs
Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S. on December 12, 1915, was an American actor and singer.
Young Frank Sinatra first started performing as a singer, in local Hoboken social clubs, The Cat's Meow and The Comedy Club, and sang for free on radio stations in Jersey City.
He landed his first break with a local singing group the "3 Flashes", in 1935.
He started his solo career in 1943.
He signed with Columbia Records in 1943.
Sinatra released his first album "The Voice of Frank Sinatra" (1946).
He recorded 59 studio albums and 297 singles.
He made his big screen debut in musical comedy movie Las Vegas Nights (1941) in uncredited role as Singer.
Frank's breakthrough role came as Pvt. Angelo Maggio in romantic drama film From Here to Eternity (1954), for which he won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He got his television debut in The Bob Hope Show (1950).
He landed his Las Vegas debut at the Desert Inn (1951).
He made his directorial debut with war film None but the Brave (1965), he also starred in role as Chief Pharmacist Mate Francis.
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his performance as Frankie "Dealer" Machine in drama romance movie The Man with the Golden Arm (1955).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Alfred Boone in drama film Not as a Stranger (1955).
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Joey Evans in musical film Pal Joey (1957).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Alan Baker in comedy movie Come Blow Your Horn (1963)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) thriller drama with Angela Lansbury
Guys and Dolls (1955) musical comedy with Marlon Brando
On the Town (1949) musical romance with Gene Kelly
Anchors Aweigh (1945) musical comedy with Gene Kelly
High Society (1956) romance musical with Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby
Ocean's Eleven (1960) heist with Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
Von Ryan's Express (1965) drama action with Raffaella Carrà
Some Came Running (1958) drama romance with Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine
Suddenly (1954) noir crime with Sterling Hayden and Nancy Gates
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) musical comedy with Esther Williams and Gene Kelly
He hosted musical variety series The Frank Sinatra Show (1950-1952).
Attended David E. Rue Jr. High School from and A. J. Demarest High School.
His heritage was entirely Italian.
He has sold over 250 million records worldwide, during his career.
Was a member of the "Rat Pack", with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.
He was awarded 3 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for film, one for music and one for television.
He was best friends with Dean Martin.
Hosted the Academy Awards for the first time (1963).
He appeared in more than 60 films.
Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild (1972).
He collected toy trains.
Was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1980.
He was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1971.
He performed to a crowd of 175,000 people at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro (1980).
His favourite drink was Jack Daniel’s.
Sinatra died on May 14, 1998, Los Angeles, California, United States, at age of 82.
He was married to:
Barbara Marx (1976-1998)
Mia Farrow (1966-1968)
Ava Gardner (1951-1957)
Nancy Barbato Sinatra (1939-1951), they had three children: Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina
He dated Lauren Bacall (1958) and Juliet Prowse (1962).