Frank Sinatra Biography (1915-1998)

Full name, Francis Alfred Sinatra; born December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, NJ; son of Anthony Martin and Natalie Della (Garaventi) Sinatra; married Nancy Barbato, February 4, 1939 (divorced, 1951); married Ava Gardner (an actress), November 7, 1951 (divorced, 1957); married Mia Farrow (an actress), July 19, 1966 (divorced, 1968); married Barbara Jane Blakeley Marx (a dancer), July 11, 1976; children: (first marriage) Nancy Sandra, Franklin Wayne, Christina. Addresses: Office--c/o Nathan Golden, 8501 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 250, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; and Sinatra Enterprises, Goldwyn Studios, 1041 N. Formosa St., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Publicist--Burson-Marsteller, 3333 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
singer, actor, director, producer
Birth Details
December 12, 1915
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Death Details
May 14, 1998
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; FILM
  • Cameo, Las Vegas Nights, Paramount, 1941.
  • Cameo, Ship Ahoy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1942.
  • Frank, Higher and Higher, RKO, 1943.
  • Cameo, Reveille with Beverly, Columbia, 1943.
  • Glen, Step Lively, RKO, 1944.
  • Clarence Doolittle, Anchors Aweigh, MGM, 1945.
  • Cameo, Till the Clouds Roll By, MGM, 1946.
  • Danny Webson Miller, It Happened in Brooklyn, MGM, 1947.
  • Ricardo, The Kissing Bandit, MGM, 1948.
  • Father Paul, The Miracle of the Bells, RKO, 1948.
  • Chip, On the Town, MGM, 1949.
  • Dennis Ryan, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, MGM, 1949.
  • Johnny Dalton, Double Dynamite (also It's Only Money), RKO, 1951.
  • Title role, Meet Danny Wilson, Universal, 1952.
  • Angelo Maggio, From Here to Eternity, Columbia, 1953.
  • John Baron, Suddenly, United Artists (UA), 1954.
  • Nathan Detroit, Guys and Dolls, MGM, 1955.
  • Frankie Machine, The Man with the Golden Arm, UA, 1955.
  • Alfred Boone, Not as a Stranger, UA, 1955.
  • Charlie Y. Reader, The Tender Trap, MGM, 1955.
  • Barney Sloan, Young at Heart, Warner Bros., 1955.
  • Saloon pianist, Around the World in Eighty Days, UA, 1956.
  • Mike Connor, High Society, MGM, 1956.
  • Title role, Johnny Concho, UA, 1956 (also see below).
  • Cameo, Meet Me in Las Vegas, MGM, 1956.
  • Joe E. Lewis, The Joker Is Wild, Paramount, 1957.
  • Joey Evans, Pal Joey, Columbia, 1957.
  • Miguel, The Pride and the Passion, UA, 1957.
  • Lt. Sam Loggins, Kings Go Forth, UA, 1958.
  • Tony Manetta, A Hole in the Head, UA, 1959.
  • Tom C. Reynolds, Never So Few, MGM, 1959.
  • David Hirsh, Some Came Running, MGM, 1959.
  • Francois Durnais, Can-Can, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
  • Danny Ocean, Ocean's Eleven, Warner Bros., 1960.
  • Cameo, Pepe, Columbia, 1960.
  • Harry, Devil at Four O'Clock, Columbia, 1961.
  • Bennett Marco, The Manchurian Candidate, UA, 1962.
  • Cameo, The Road to Hong Kong, UA, 1962.
  • First Sergeant Mike Merry, Sergeants 3, UA, 1962 (also see below).
  • Alan, Come Blow Your Horn, Paramount, 1963.
  • Zack Thomas, Four for Texas, Warner Bros., 1963.
  • Gypsy stableman, The List of Adrian Messenger, Universal, 1963.
  • Cameo, Paris When It Sizzles, Paramount, 1964.
  • Robbo, Robin and the Seven Hoods, Warner Bros., 1964 (also see below).
  • Dan Edwards, Marriage on the Rocks, Warner Bros., 1965.
  • Maloney, None but the Brave, Warner Bros., 1965 (also see below).
  • Col. Joseph L. Ryan, Von Ryan's Express, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965.
  • Mark Brittain, Assault on a Queen, Paramount, 1966.
  • Vince, Cast a Giant Shadow, UA, 1966.
  • Cameo, The Oscar, Embassy, 1966.
  • Sam Caker, The Naked Runner, Warner Bros., 1967.
  • Title role, Tony Rome, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.
  • Joe Leland, The Detective, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
  • Tony Rome, Lady in Cement, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
  • Title role, Dirty Dingus Magee, MGM, 1970.
  • Edward Delaney, The First Deadly Sin, Filmways, 1980.
  • Cameo, Canonball Run II, Warner Bros., 1984.
  • Singing sword, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Buena Vista, 1988.
  • Also presenter for That's Entertainment, 1974.
  • Credits; FILM WORK
  • Producer, Johnny Concho, UA, 1956.
  • Producer, Sergeants 3, UA, 1962.
  • Producer, Robin and the Seven Hoods, Warner Bros., 1964.
  • Director and producer, None but the Brave, Warner Bros., 1965.
  • Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
  • Billy Crocker, Anything Goes, NBC, 1954.
  • Stage Manager, Our Town, NBC, 1955.
  • Host, The Frank Sinatra Show, ABC, 1959.
  • Host, The Frank Sinatra Timex Show, 3 productions, ABC, 1959-60.
  • Host, The Frank Sinatra Show, NBC, 1965.
  • Host, Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, NBC, 1967.
  • Host, Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing, CBS, 1968.
  • Host, Sinatra, CBS, 1969 (also see below).
  • Guest, Frank Sinatra, Jr., with His Family and Friends, CBS, 1969.
  • Host, Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra, NBC, 1973.
  • Star, Sinatra--The Main Event, ABC, 1974.
  • Host, Sinatra and Friends, ABC, 1977.
  • Host, Sinatra--The First Forty Years, NBC, 1980.
  • Host, Sinatra: The Man and His Music, NBC, 1981.
  • Host, Sinatra: Concert for the Americas, Showtime, 1982.
  • Credits; OTHER TELEVISION APPEARANCES
  • Host, The Frank Sinatra Show (series), CBS, 1950-52, then ABC, 1957-58.
  • Presenter (voice only), The Matt Dennis Show (series), NBC, 1955.
  • Deputy Inspector Frank Hovannes, Contract on Cherry Street (movie), NBC,1977.
  • Credits; TELEVISION WORK
  • Executive producer, Sinatra, CBS, 1969.
  • Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES
  • Regular performer on Your Hit Parade, 1943-45.
  • Credits; SELECTED ALBUMS
  • Songs for Young Lovers, Capitol, 1954.
  • Swing Easy, Capitol, 1954.
  • In the Wee Small Hours, Capitol, 1955.
  • Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Capitol, 1956.
  • Close to You, Capitol, 1957.
  • A Swingin' Affair, Capitol, 1957.
  • Where Are You?, Capitol, 1957.
  • A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra, Capitol, 1957.
  • Come Fly with Me, Capitol, 1958.
  • Only the Lonely, Capitol, 1958.
  • Come Dance with Me, Capitol, 1959.
  • Look to Your Heart, Capitol, 1959.
  • No One Cares, Capitol, 1959.
  • Nice 'n' Easy, Capitol, 1960.
  • Sinatra's Swingin' Session, Capitol, 1961.
  • All the Way, Capitol, 1961.
  • Come Swing with Me, Capitol, 1961.
  • I Remember Tommy, Reprise, 1961.
  • Ring-A-Ding-Ding, Reprise, 1961.
  • Sinatra Swings, Reprise, 1961.
  • Point of No Return, Capitol, 1962.
  • Sinatra Sings of Love and Things, Capitol, 1962.
  • Sinatra and Strings, Reprise, 1962.
  • Sinatra and Swingin' Brass, Reprise, 1962.
  • All Alone, Reprise, 1962.
  • Sinatra-Basie, Reprise, 1963.
  • The Concert Sinatra, Reprise, 1963.
  • Sinatra's Sinatra, Reprise, 1963.
  • Frank Sinatra Sings "Days of Wine and Roses," "Moon River," and Other Academy Award Winners, Reprise, 1964.
  • Sinatra-Basie: It Might as Well Be Swing, Reprise, 1964.
  • Softly, As I Leave You, Reprise, 1964.
  • Sinatra '65, Reprise, 1965.
  • September of My Years, Reprise, 1965.
  • A Man and His Music, Reprise, 1965.
  • My Kind of Broadway, Reprise, 1966.
  • Moonlight Sinatra, Reprise, 1966.
  • Strangers in the Night, Reprise, 1966.
  • Sinatra-Basie: Sinatra at the Sands, Reprise, 1966.
  • That's Life, Reprise, 1966.
  • Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Reprise, 1967.
  • Frank Sinatra and Frank and Nancy, Reprise, 1967.
  • Francis A. and Edward K., Reprise, 1968.
  • Cycles, Reprise, 1968.
  • My Way, Reprise, 1969.
  • A Man Alone, Reprise, 1969.
  • Watertown, Reprise, 1970.
  • Sinatra and Company, Reprise, 1971.
  • Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back, Reprise, 1973.
  • Some Nice Things I've Missed, Reprise, 1974.
  • The Main Event--Live from Madison Square Garden, Reprise, 1974.
  • Trilogy, Reprise, 1980.
  • She Shot Me Down, Reprise, 1981.
  • L.A. Is My Lady, QWest, 1984.
  • Credits; SELECTED SINGLES
  • "Night and Day," Bluebird, 1942.
  • "People Will Say We're in Love," Columbia, 1943.
  • "Nancy," Columbia, 1944.
  • "Ol' Man River," Columbia, 1944.
  • "I Should Care," Columbia, 1945.
  • "Put Your Dreams Away," Columbia, 1945.
  • "Day by Day," Columbia, 1945.
  • "The Things We Did Last Summer," Columbia, 1946.
  • "My One and Only Love," Capitol, 1953.
  • "Love and Marriage," Capitol, 1955.
  • "All the Way," Capitol, 1957.
  • "Strangers in the Night," Reprise, 1966.
  • "My Way," Reprise, 1969.

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