Sinatra was an American singer who is considered one of the finestvocalists of all time
Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer who is consideredone of the finest vocalists of all time
He was one of the most important popular music figures of the 20th century• Many critics place him alongside Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and The Beatles as one of the most important popular music figures of the 20th century
Sinatra launched a second career as a dramatic film actorand becamean Americanicon
Early life • He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was the only child of a quiet Sicilian fireman father, Anthony Martin Sinatra who migrated from Italy to united states
career• Frank Sinatra decided to become a singer after hearing Bing Crosby on the radio. He began singing in small clubs in New Jersey and eventually attracted the attention of trumpeter and band-leader Harry James.
• After a brief stint with James, he joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1940 where he rose to fame as a singer.
• He later signedThe Sign with Columbia Records as a solo artist with some success, particularly during the musicians recording strikes. and his good time begins
Appearance in tv show• He also appeared on a weekly television show on CBS for two years from 1950- 1952 (and would try again for one year on ABC from 1957- 1958) and this show made him more popular
Successful time • his album became the best selling album in 1950 and now he was famous and attractive
Movie career• Sinatra then launched a second career as a full- fledged dramatic actor by playing scrappy Pvt. Angelo Maggio in eve-of-Pearl Harbor drama From Here to Eternity (1953), for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. This role and performance became legendary at the time as the key comeback moment in Sinatras career.
Sinatra met ava gardner after sharing a role with her in a man with a golden arm and she sang a song for her ‘strangers in night. the night’
Reprise record• By the early 1960s, he was a big enough star to start his own record label: Reprise Records.
• In the 1950s and 1960s, Sinatra was a popular attraction in Las Vegas
Rat pack• He was friends with many other entertainers, including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr, actor Peter Lawford, comedian Joey Bishop, and sometimes Shirley MacLaine. They formed the core of the Rat Pack,
Fact and figures of frank sinatra• Every year on Franks birthday, December 12, the Empire State Building in New York City is lit with blue lights in honor of his nickname, "Ol Blue Eyes.
Frank and Iran• Frank Sinatra was the shah most favorite singer he came to Tehran for several times and in Iran his best friend was vigen who learned him to sing a Persian song ‘baroon barooneh’ for shah
World wide best selling records• With between 150- 250 million recordings sold, you might think Sinatra would be slowing down, but Capitol/EMI said its 2002 release, "Classic Sinatra", has sold about 2 million units in the United States alone.
• Because of his wide range of talent and accomplishment, Sinatra was awarded three separate Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for Motion Pictures at 1600 Vine Street, one for Recording at 1737 Vine Street, and one for Television at 6538 Hollywood Boulevard.