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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:

Danny Ocean: Going down.
Lift attendant: Going down.
Danny Ocean: Where they serve the drinks.
Lift attendant: To the bar.


John Baron: I'm not actor, bustin' my leg on a stage so I can yell 'down with the tyrants'. If Booth wasn't such a ham he might've made it.


Ally: What's so great about Marilyn Monroe? You're always talking about Marilyn Monroe. What's so great about Marily Monroe?
Tony Manetta: You ask me the same question in five or six years, and I'll tell you what's so great about Marilyn Monroe.
Ally: Oh that! I know.
Tony Manetta: You know what???
Ally: Well, you know...
Tony Manetta: Listen, I think you know too much. You're still a little kid you know. I'll tell you when to know!


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Frank Sinatra Facts
Was the first choice to play the title role in Dirty Harry (1971), but broke his finger before shooting started and had to bow out of the production.

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.

On 14 May 1998, his last day of life, his family drove him to the hospital, frantically running stop signs and red lights. However, traffic was unusually light at that time, since many Americans were at home watching the final episode of the TV show "Seinfeld" (1990).

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