Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert Sinatra, born December 12, 1915, Hoboken, New Jersey, and died May 14, 1998, in Los Angeles, California. He was an Italian American Grammy Award-winning jazz singer, actor, founder of Reprise Records, and member of The Rat Pack. Sinatra began his musical career with Harry James, Tommy Dorsey and became the icon of the ‘bobbysoxers’. He released 59 studio albums, and was a highly successful solo artist. Sinatra received eleven Grammy Awards, including Grammy Legend Award, Grammy Trustees Award and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Sinatra received the Kennedy Center Honors 1983, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985 by Ronald Reagan and the Congressional Gold Medal 1997. After winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954, Sinatra’s professional career was doomed. He signed with Capitol Records, and several albums were critically acclaimed (such as Songs For Swingin’ Lovers, In the Wee Hours, Come Fly With Me and Only the Lonely). Sinatra quit Capitol Records to start Reprise Records, which was a success with albums like Sinatra at The Sands, Ring-A-Ding-Ding and Francis Albert Sinatra.

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