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Frank Sinatra Overview:

Legendary actor, Frank Sinatra, was born Francis Albert Sinatra on Dec 12, 1915 in Hoboken, NJ. Sinatra appeared in over 60 film and TV roles. His best known films include Anchors Aweigh, The Kissing Bandit, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, On The Town, From Here to Eternity, Guys and Dolls, The Tender Trap, A Hole in the Head, Pal Joey, Can-Can, Ocean's Eleven and The Manchurian Candidate. Sinatra also directed, produced and starred in None But the Brave, and produced and starred in Robin and the 7 Hoods. Sinatra died at the age of 82 on May 14, 1998 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Desert Memorial Park Cemetery in Cathedral City, CA.

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Frank Sinatra was the romantic crooner of the forties (and idol of screaming teenage millions) who developed into the supreme song stylist of the fifties and sixties. His appeal as a star of musicals faded with the end of the forties, but an Oscar for From Here to Eternity opened up a new field for him as a dramatic actor, especially in films which cashed in on his own cynical persona. Sinatra was married four times, including Ava Gardner (second wife, 1951-1957) and Mia Farrow (third wife, 1966-1968).

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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Frank Sinatra was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for From Here to Eternity (as Angelo Maggio) in 1953. He also won one Honorary Award in 1970 for his sweet voice.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1953Best Supporting ActorFrom Here to Eternity (1953)Angelo MaggioWon
1955Best ActorThe Man with the Golden Arm (1955)FrankieNominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1970JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDfor his sweet voice.

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He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures, Recording and Television. Frank Sinatra's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #130 on Jul 20, 1965. In addition, Sinatra was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2008.

BlogHub Articles:

The Manchurian Candidate (1962) – with and Laurence Harvey

By Greg Orypeck on Mar 10, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! An idea once unbelievable. . . . Then unthinkable. . . . Now all too possible. . . .  A chilling classic. In the recent war in Iraq and the current one in Afghanistan, the greatest threat and concern has been and is—torture.  Although torture had also been a concern in the Korean confl... Read full article


in 1965: It Was a Very Good Year

By The Lady Eve on Dec 10, 2015 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

It was the age of "Yeah, yeah, yeah," Carnaby Street couture and "Bond, James Bond." The Beatles ruled the world of popular music, having launched the "British Invasion" with their performances on The Ed Sullivan Show early in 1964. A year later that takeover was in full force, and yet for Frank Sin... Read full article


in 1965: It Was a Very Good Year

By The Lady Eve on Dec 10, 2015 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

It was the age of "Yeah, yeah, yeah," Carnaby Street couture and "Bond, James Bond." The Beatles ruled the world of popular music, having launched the "British Invasion" with their performances on The Ed Sullivan Show early in 1964. A year later that takeover was in full force, and yet for Frank Sin... Read full article


and Bing Crosby

By Judy on Dec 10, 2015 From Movie Classics

Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank This piece is my first contribution to the Sinatra Centennial blogathon, which I’m proudly co-hosting with Emily at The Vintage Cameo. I’m also hoping to put a second piece up before the event ends on Sunday! They might have only co-starred in two movie... Read full article


Three Irresistible Clips

By KC on Nov 4, 2015 From Classic Movies

Sinatra in 1955 While reading Sinatra: The Chairman, (which I recently reviewed), I would often search out photos or clips of the people, events and performances that biographer James Kaplan wrote about to get a better picture of what happened to the singer and who he knew. It was a great way to s... Read full article


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Frank Sinatra Quotes:

Joey Evans: The only thing I'm superstitious about is 13 in a bed.


Barney Sloan: What good's a hit song?
Laurie Tuttle: Here we go again.
Barney Sloan: Eh, your picture in life, and maybe get a new suit; a lot of hullabaloo. And one day I'm walkin' down the street and around the corner comes a bolt of lightning. POW! D-E-D. Dead.


Clarence Doolittle: You saved my life, so you owe me something.
Joseph Brady: Oh, it was I who saved your life, so now I owe *you* something! Hey look, have you gone crazy?
Clarence Doolittle: Look, I didn't ask you to save my life, but you did. So now I feel you are responsible for me.
Joseph Brady: Well I don't!
Clarence Doolittle: Well, what's the good of having a life saved when you can't have any fun with it?


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A forcep delivery at his birth left permanent scars on his cheek and ruptured an eardrum. The latter is the reason most often given for his being exempted from service during World War II.

When Bela Lugosi died virtually penniless, Sinatra quietly paid for his funeral.

In his memoir, "Mr. S.: My Life With Frank Sinatra", the legend's valet, George Jacobs, said that Sinatra cried when he heard that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King had been assassinated, one of the few times he had seen his employer in tears.

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