Job Actor, Director, Producer
Years active 1939-1995
Known for Romantic crooner and song stylist
Top Roles Father Paul, Frankie Machine, Nathan Detroit, Tony Manetta, Mike Connor
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Musical, Romance, Film Adaptation, War
Top TopicsBook-Based, Based on Play, World War II
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Director), (Director), (Director)
Shares birthday with Edward G. Robinson, Harry Warner, Duane Chase  see more..

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.

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Frank Sinatra Quotes:

Joe Jarrett: Oh, I give you a hundred thousand dollars and you'll give me pardon, right? You know in most states I can buy a pardon for five thousand dollars and they'll throw in a governor.
Zack Thomas: Of course you must be thinking of Rhode Island. This here is Texas.


Sheriff Tod Shaw, Suddenly California: Don't play God just because you have a gun.
John Baron: You know when you have a gun you ARE in a way sort of a god. If you had the gun then you would be the god.


Joe Jarrett: Don't try and talk me out of this loot, Zack. I'm no soft hearted railroad president.
Zack Thomas: I'm trying to talk you into something. Now this here's a lot of money.
Joe Jarrett: Oh, yeah. Ordinarily a hundred thousand dollars'll be enough for two, but not me. You see, I was born greedy.
Zack Thomas: But this money's just the beginning, Joe. If my plan works, we'll get a half a million a year.
Joe Jarrett: Why, thank you, Zach.
Zack Thomas: Now, you want to buy in?
Joe Jarrett: I think I'll quit while I'm ahead. Nothing personal, mind you. No, I'm beginning to like you too. And a man who'd try to con you when he has a gun held on him can't be all bad.
Zack Thomas: Well, like you just said. I guess you underrated me, Joe.


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Frank Sinatra Facts
In 1963, his son, Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped. The kidnappers told Frank Sr. to call them from pay phones. During one call, he ran out of coins, and briefly feared that the loss had cost him his son (the kidnappers gave him another chance). He paid the $250,000 ransom, Frank Jr. was returned, and the kidnappers were eventually caught. However, as a result of the payphone scare, Sinatra swore never to be caught without dimes again, and carried a roll of dimes with him constantly until his death.

Member (leader) of the "Rat Pack" - Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. All appeared in Ocean's Eleven (1960) and Sergeants 3 (1962).

Former father-in-law of Tommy Sands. His daughter Nancy Sinatra and Sands were married on 11 September 1960 and divorced in 1965.

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