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  • 1. FRANK SINATRA
  • 2.
    • The greatest singer in American pop history, one of the most successful entertainers of the 20th century and the first modern pop superstar
  • 3.
    • During a show business career Sinatra stood as a singular mirror of the American psyche.
  • 4.
    • In a series of brilliant conceptual albums, he codified a musical vocabulary of adult relationships with which millions identified
  • 5.
    • Sinatra appeared in 58 films, and won an Academy Award as best supporting actor, from breezy comedies to dark dramas.
  • 6.
    • It was as a singer that he exerted the strongest cultural influence - Bing Crosby
  • 7.
    • He was quickly nicknamed The Voice for his an extraordinarily smooth and flexible baritone that he wielded with matchless skill. His mastery of long-lined phrasing inspired imitations by many other male crooners.
  • 8.
    • His unique tenor voice made songs as ``My Way,'' ``New York, New York,'' ``Witchcraft'' and 'The Lady is a Tramp'' memorable hits to generations.
  • 9.
    • After the voice lost its velvety youthfulness, Sinatra's interpretations grew more personal and idiosyncratic, so that each performance became a direct expression of his personality and his mood of the moment.
  • 10.
    • Away from the spotlight he was an unpredictable, snappy superstar who fought with the media, lived the life of a potentate and was famed for his romances with the likes of Ava Gardner, Laureen Bacall and Mia Farrow
  • 11.
    • Sinatra also became famous for the parties he threw with his ``Rat Pack,'' a group of friends including Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. He was chummy with President Kennedy and Kennedy's actor brother-in-law, Peter Lawford.
  • 12.
    • he helped lead a revival of vocalized swing music that took American pop to a new level of musical sophistication
  • 13.
    • By the late 1950's his life and his art became emblematic of the temper of the times.
  • 14.
    • On a deeper level, Sinatra's career and public image touched many aspects of American cultural life.