Job Actor, Director, Producer
Years active 1939-1995
Known for Romantic crooner and song stylist
Top Roles Tony Manetta, Mike Connor, Dave Hirsh, Dennis Ryan, Chip
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:

Capt. Tom Reynolds: [Having entered Carla's bathroom, in which she is bathing in a large bathtub] Is that why you invited me in your bath?
Carla Vesari: Don't be so provincial. In Japan, men and women bathe together.
Capt. Tom Reynolds: This is not Japan, and you well know it.


Tony Manetta: Sophie, Mario... I was wondering if, well... would you take Ally to live with you?
Sophie Manetta: Ally? But he don't want to go with us.
Tony Manetta: I don't care what he wants. And don't put me through a ringer Sophie, not you. You were absolutely right Mario. I'm nothing but a bum. Never have been anything but a bum. I had the money right in my hand, but I blew it trying to impress a guy who knows me like a book. Like you know me. Like everybody else knows me -- except me. A cheap, chiseling, conniving bum. And I don't want Alley to be like that, so please take him with you.


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.


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Turned down the role of Paul Kersey in Death Wish (1974). It was eventually given to Charles Bronson, and was the role that made him an international superstar.

He was known for his mercurial personality, as all those who were close to him knew, he could be as sweet as a person could be one minute and equally as nasty and violent in the next moment. Some theorized that he was bipolar.

Became estranged with Dean Martin during the final years of their lives, ever since Dean quit 'The Together Again Tour'.

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