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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

  • Born on
    • December 12th, 1915
  • Died on
    • May 14th, 1998
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra ( December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and actor. Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became a successful solo artist in the early to mid-1940s, being the idol of the "bobby soxers". His professional career had stalled by the 1950s, but it was reborn in 1954 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (for his performance in From Here to Eternity). He signed with Capitol Records and released several critically lauded albums (such as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Come Fly with Me, Only the Lonely and Nice 'n' Easy). Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, Reprise Records (finding success with albums such as Ring-A-Ding-Ding, Sinatra at the Sands and Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim), toured internationally, was a founding member of the Rat Pack and fraternized with celebrities and statesmen, including John F. Kennedy. Sinatra turned 50 in 1965, recorded the retrospective September of My Years, starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, and scored hits with "Strangers in the Night" and "My Way". With sales of his music dwindling and after appearing in several poorly received films, Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971. Two years later, however, he came out of retirement and in 1973 recorded several albums, scoring a Top 40 hit with "(Theme From) New York, New York" in 1980. Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally, until a short time before his death in 1998. Sinatra also forged a successful career as a film actor, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity, a nomination for Best Actor for The Man with the Golden Arm, and critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate. He also starred in such musicals as High Society, Pal Joey, Guys and Dolls and On the Town. Sinatra was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Description above from the Wikipedia article Frank Sinatra, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Starring Frank Sinatra on Plex


Acting (54 Credits)

2014And the Oscar Goes To...
1994That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1993La Classe américaine as Frankie (archive footage)
1988Who Framed Roger Rabbit as Singer
1980The First Deadly Sin as Edward X. Delaney
1976That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1970Dirty Dingus Magee as Dingus Billy Magee
1968Lady in Cement as Tony Rome
1968The Detective as Det. Sgt. Joe Leland
1967Tony Rome as Tony Rome
1966Assault on a Queen as Mark Brittain
1966Cast a Giant Shadow as Vince Talmadge
1965Von Ryan's Express as Colonel Joseph L. Ryan
1965Marriage on the Rocks as Dan Edwards
1965None But the Brave as Chief Pharmacist Mate
1964Robin and the 7 Hoods as Robbo
1964Paris When It Sizzles as Singer (uncredited)
19634 for Texas as Zack Thomas
1963Come Blow Your Horn as Alan Baker
1963The List of Adrian Messenger as Gypsy
1962The Manchurian Candidate as Capt./Maj. Bennett Marco
1962Sergeants 3 as Mike Merry
1962The Road to Hong Kong as The 'Twig' on Plutomium (uncredited)
1961The Devil at 4 O'Clock as Harry
1960Can-Can as François Durnais
1960Ocean's 11 as Danny Ocean
1960Pepe as Frank Sinatra
1959Never So Few as Capt. Tom Reynolds
1959A Hole in the Head as Tony Manetta
1958Some Came Running as Dave Hirsh
1958Kings Go Forth as Lieutenant Sam Loggins
1957The Joker Is Wild as Joe E. Lewis
1957The Pride and the Passion as Miguel
1957Pal Joey as Joey Evans
1956High Society as Macaulay 'Mike' Connor
1956Around the World in 80 Days as Saloon Pianist
1956Meet Me in Las Vegas as Man at Slot Machine (uncredited)
1955The Man with the Golden Arm as Frankie Machine
1955The Tender Trap as Charlie Y. Reader
1955Not as a Stranger as Alfred Boone
1955Guys and Dolls as Nathan Detroit
1954Suddenly as John BaronWatch Free
1954Young at Heart as Barney Sloan
1953From Here to Eternity as Pvt. Angelo Maggio
1951Double Dynamite as Johnny Dalton
1949Take Me Out to the Ball Game as Dennis Ryan
1949On the Town as Chip
1948The Kissing Bandit as Ricardo
1948The Miracle of the Bells as Father Paul
1947It Happened in Brooklyn as Danny Webson Miller
1946Till the Clouds Roll By as Frank Sinatra
1945Anchors Aweigh as Clarence Doolittle
1943Higher and Higher as Frank
1942Ship Ahoy as Singer in Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Director (1 Credits)


Himself (8 Credits)

2015Sinatra: All or Nothing at All as Himself (archive footage)
2013Six by Sondheim as Himself (archive footage)
2002The Kid Stays in the Picture as Himself (archive footage)
2001The Ocean's Eleven Story as HimselfWatch Free
1984Cannonball Run II as Himself
1973That's Entertainment! as Himself - Host / Narrator
1966The Oscar as Himself
1945The House I Live In as Himself


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