Frank Sinatra – The Italian Crooner

Francis Albert Sinatra, better known as Frank Sinatra or “Ol’ Blue Eyes”, was born December 12, 1915 to Italian immigrants Natalie Della Garaventa and Antonino Martino Sinatra. At age 15, after watching Bing Crosby perform, he decided to become a singer and eventually left home 2 years after. His first successful singing career took place when he joined a group named Hoboken Four. But since he did not get along well with the rest of the members, he left the group and took a job as a singing waiter. He made his first recording of “Our Love” and gained popularity through broadcast and signed a contract as a vocalist of the Dorsey Band.

1943 was certainly a year for him. He signed with Columbia Records as a solo artist, appeared on radio programs as well as making a debut appearance at Madison Square Garden after a crowd of 10,000. A couple of years after, he ventured in to his acting career. He appeared in films such as “The Man With the Golden Arm”, “The House I Live In”, but the most successful film he appeared gave him a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor was “From Here To Eternity”.

At age 55, he announced that he was retiring after a crowd at a concert in Hollywood. And after receiving thousands of requests asking him to do at least one final record album, he came back out of retirement and continued his career. Sinatra died after suffering a heart attack on May 14, 1998 leaving a legacy to millions of fans of all ages.


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