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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.

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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


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


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Frank Sinatra Quotes:

Frankie Machine: You mean just stop? Cold turkey? You don't understand! The pain...


Tracy: Are you learning anything about the idle rich?
Mike: Yeah, they drive too fast. Where are we headed anyway?
Tracy: The graveyard.
Mike: I'm not ready.
Tracy: I thought I'd show you the playground of the rich, the graveyard of the wealthy.
Mike: Well, for that I'm ready.


Frankie Machine: Guy teaches me drumming down there, says I'm a natural, arms made of pure gold.


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Frank Sinatra Facts
He and Paul Newman are the only people to win an Honorary Oscar, a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and a competitive Oscar.

While on a tour in 1974 which included Australia, Sinatra became enraged by his treatment by members of the Australian press. After a brief scuffle at the airport, he appeared on stage and delivered a hateful tirade against the press, calling them "bums and parasites," and calling the female reporters "buck-and-a-half hookers." In retaliation, the aviation union refused to refuel or otherwise maintain his private jet until he apologized. He never did. He was spirited away in the night after intervention by a high-level union leader.

His album "Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color" (Capitol: 1955) not only was rare in the sense that he conduced an orchestra as opposed to singing, but was also the first album to be recorded at the Capitol [Records] Tower, today a prominent landmark at Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles.

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