Frank Sinatra

Sinatra, {{circa|1957}} Francis Albert Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and actor. Nicknamed the "Chairman of the Board" and later called "Ol' Blue Eyes", he is regarded as one of the most popular entertainers of the mid-20th century. Sinatra is among the world's best-selling music artists, with an estimated 150 million record sales globally.

Born to Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era and was greatly influenced by the easy-listening vocal style of Bing Crosby. He found success as a solo artist after signing with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". In 1946, Sinatra released his debut album, ''The Voice of Frank Sinatra''. He then signed with Capitol Records and released several albums with arrangements by Nelson Riddle, notably ''In the Wee Small Hours'' (1955) and ''Songs for Swingin' Lovers!'' (1956). In 1960, Sinatra left Capitol Records to start his own record label, Reprise Records, releasing a string of successful albums. He collaborated with Count Basie on ''Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First'' (1962) and ''It Might as Well Be Swing'' (1964). In 1965, he recorded the retrospective album ''September of My Years'' and starred in the Emmy-winning television special ''Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music''. After releasing ''Sinatra at the Sands'' in early 1966, Sinatra recorded one of his most famous collaborations with Tom Jobim, ''Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim''. It was followed by 1968's ''Francis A. & Edward K.'' with Duke Ellington. Sinatra retired in 1971 following the release of "My Way", but came out of retirement two years later. He recorded several albums and released "New York, New York" in 1980.

Sinatra forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for ''From Here to Eternity'' (1953), he starred in ''The Man with the Golden Arm'' (1955) and ''The Manchurian Candidate'' (1962). Sinatra also appeared in musicals such as ''On the Town'' (1949), ''Guys and Dolls'' (1955), ''High Society'' (1956), and ''Pal Joey'' (1957), which won him a Golden Globe Award. Toward the end of his career, he frequently played detectives, including the title character in ''Tony Rome'' (1967). Sinatra received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1971. On television, ''The Frank Sinatra Show'' began on CBS in 1950, and he continued to make appearances on television throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

In 1983, Sinatra was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra received eleven Grammy Awards including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He was included in ''Time'' magazine's compilation of the 20th century's 100 most influential people. American music critic Robert Christgau called him "the greatest singer of the 20th century" and he continues to be regarded as an iconic figure. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Trilogy past, present, future. by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1980
    Book
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    Come fly with me by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1955
    Book
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    Frank Sinatra songbook. by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1989
    Musical Score Book
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    Frank Sinatra sings for only the lonely by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1987
    Cassette Audio
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    The Capitol years by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1990
    CD Audio
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    The Reprise collection by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1990
    CD Audio
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    Come dance with me by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1959
    CD Audio
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    Frank Sinatra by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1989
    CD Audio
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    Frank Sinatra sings for only the lonely by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1998
    CD Audio
  10. 10

    Frank Sinatra sings the select Johnny Mercer by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1995
    CD Audio
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    A swingin' affair by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1991
    CD Audio
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    Come fly with me by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1998
    CD Audio
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    Sinatra 80th live in concert. by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1995
    CD Audio
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    The main event Live from Madison Square Garden / by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1988
    CD Audio
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    A man and his art / by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998

    Published 1991
    Book
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    Frank Sinatra a man and his music.

    Published 1965
    Other Authors: “…Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998…”
    CD Audio
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    Just one of those things

    Published 1960
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    Classics & standards

    Published 2003
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    Frank Sinatra's songs of romance.

    Published 1944
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    Musical Score Book
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    The Frank Sinatra story in music

    Published 1973
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    CD Book
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