Francis Albert Sinatra was the only child of two Italian immigrants. His father was Anthony Sinatra, a New York fireman of Sicilian origin, and his mother was Natalie Garavanta. Frank Sinatra is an icon of American musical cool. His official career was singing: he began as a rail-thin crooner during World War II, and matured into the most respected pop singer of his generation. He also took up acting, winning an Academy Award for his performance in From Here To Eternity (1953). Along the way Sinatra developed a reputation as a well-dressed, fast-living, fist-fighting swinger, with a top-dog swagger that earned him the nickname "The Chairman of the Board." He was the acknowledged leader of the Hollywood 'Rat Pack' of the early 1960s, which included Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and others. Musically he was beloved as a stylish, heartfelt singer of old-school standards like Come Fly With Me, New York, New York, All the Way, Strangers in the Night and One For My Baby (And One More For the Road). He ranks with Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and The Beatles as among the most influential pop musicians of the 20th century.
Sinatra is also known as "Ol' Blue Eyes"... Sinatra was married four times: to childhood sweetheart Nancy Barbato (1939-1951), actress Ava Gardner (1951-57), actress Mia Farrow (1966-68), and Barbara Blakeley Marx (1976 until his death in 1998) Sinatra had three children, all from his first marriage: Nancy (b. 1940), Frank, Jr. (b. 1944), and Christina (commonly known as Tina, b. 1948)
Frank Sinatra died at 10:50 pm on May 14, 1998, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with wife Barbara and daughter Nancy by his side. Sinatra's final words were "I'm losing."
1915 — 1998
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Hoboken, New Jersey