Frank Sinatra


May 25, 2022

Francis Albert Sinatra (born December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey; died May 14, 1998 in Los Angeles) is an American actor and singer. He was famous for his romantic style of singing, "crooning" voice, as well as spectacular appearance. As a young man, he was nicknamed Frankie and Voice, later Ol 'Blue Eyes, and Elder (Chairman of the Board). Having started his career in the swing era, he succeeded in the mid-1940s, becoming an idol of the so-called "bobby soxers" and recording for Columbia Records. He focused on acting in the early 1950s, winning an Oscar in 1954 for Best Supporting Actor in From Here to Eternity, and returning to music in 1955. In 1958, he founded his own label, Reprise Records, on which he released Ring-A-Ding-Ding, Sinatra at the Sands and Francis Albert Sinatra. & Antônio Carlos Jobim etc. Songs performed by Sinatra became a classic of pop, for 50 years of active creative activity he recorded about 100 popular singles, performed all the most famous songs of prominent US composers - George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. In 1971, Sinatra announced his retirement, but continued to give concerts. Among his later works is the hit New York, New York, recorded in 1980. Frank Sinatra's last performance was in 1994, when the singer was 79 years old.

Early years

Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was the only child of Italian immigrants Natalina Garaventa and Antonio Martino Sinatra, and was raised a Roman Catholic. In "Try to Stop Me," American publisher and writer Burnett Kerf notes that Sinatra's father was a boxer. His mother, known as Dolly, was influential in the county and local democratic circles, and also had an illegal abortion business. During the Great Depression, it was Dolly who provided her son with money for his parties with friends and expensive clothes. Sinatra did not graduate from high school, he attended only 47 lessons before being expelled for hooliganism