Frank Sinatra

Highest Rated: 100% That's Entertainment (1973)
Lowest Rated: 11% Four for Texas (1963)
Birthday: Dec 12, 1915
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Whether he was called "The Voice," "Ol' Blue Eyes," or "The Chairman of the Board," Frank Sinatra's nicknames all conveyed the adulation and respect reserved for a man who was commonly thought of as the best American popular singer of the 20th century. Sinatra's voice, whether manifested in song or spoken word, caressed the ears of many a listener for more than five decades. Sinatra's legacy -- countless songs and more than 70 films -- continue to ensure him the kind of popularity that has reached beyond the grave to elevate him past the status of mere icon to that of cultural institution.Born Francis Albert Sinatra on December 12, 1915, Sinatra grew up poor in Hoboken, NJ. After working for a newspaper, he organized the Hoboken Four, a singing group. He got his first break when he won first prize on radio's "Major Bowes Amateur Hour," and went on to perform in nightclubs and on radio. Sinatra then landed the job of vocalist with the Harry James band, and later switched to Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. It was during his tenure with Dorsey's group that Sinatra made his first two films in uncredited roles as a singer in the bands in Las Vegas Nights (1941) and Ship Ahoy (1942). In 1942, Sinatra's attempt to become a solo artist met with great success, especially in the hearts, minds, and ears of many American women and girls, who flocked to his performances with a fervor that would be replicated two decades later with the arrival of the Beatles. Soon, Sinatra was the "dream-date" idol of millions of American girls and, for several years, was enormously popular on-stage in addition to other venues, including radio, records, and nightclubs. To complement his popularity as a singer, Sinatra began acting, playing in a number of light musical films throughout the '40s. His first real acting role came in Higher and Higher (1943); other notable movies from this period in his career included Take Me out to the Ballgame (1949), co-starring Gene Kelly and Esther Williams, and On the Town, also made in 1949 and co-starring Kelly, who co-directed the picture with Stanley Donen. Sinatra suffered a career setback in 1952 when his vocal cords hemorrhaged and he was dropped by MCA, the monolithic talent agency. Having established a shaky screen career, he fought back and landed the role of Angelo Maggio in From Here to Eternity (1953) after begging Columbia for the part and then agreeing to take it for a mere 8,000 dollars. His performance won him the 1954 Best Supporting Actor Oscar and a Golden Globe, and, in the process, resuscitated his faltering career. Sinatra appeared in several more movies in the '50s, receiving a 1956 Best Actor Oscar nomination and a British Academy Award (BAFTA) for his portrayal of a drug addict in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955). In addition, he took home a Golden Globe for his performance in Pal Joey (1957). Soon Sinatra was back on top as a performer, earning the nickname "The Chairman of the Board." Sinatra continued to do frequent film work, making a screen appearance with his Rat Pack colleagues Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop in Ocean's Eleven (1960). Most notably, Sinatra gave a subtle, troubled portrayal of the haunted Captain Bennett Marco in John Frankenheimer's Cold War classic The Manchurian Candidate. His last role was as an aging detective in The First Deadly Sin (1980). Sinatra also appeared on various television shows during the '80s and went on to have hit records as late as the early '90s. His four wives included actresses Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow, and he fathered actor/singers Frank Sinatra Jr. and Nancy Sinatra, as well as another daughter, Tina. Sinatra died of a heart attack on May 14, 1998, in Los Angeles. He is buried in Palm Springs, CA.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: One More for the Road Actor 2019
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra Actor 2012
No Score Yet Chicago Cubs: The Heart and Soul of Chicago Actor 2011
No Score Yet Take Me Out to the Ballgame Actor 2011
No Score Yet A Música Segundo Tom Jobim (The Music According to Antonio Carlos Jobim) Actor 2011
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Actor 2008
No Score Yet Big Time Swing Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Great Crooners Actor 2008
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1960s Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Legendary Crooners: Frank, Dean, Bing, Nat and Perry Actor 2007
No Score Yet Sleepytime Down South: Slow and Easy Tracks from the Golden Era of Jazz Actor 2006
No Score Yet Rat Pack - Most Famous Hits Actor 2006
No Score Yet Most Famous Hits - Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin Actor 2006
No Score Yet Boys are Back in Town: Classic Tracks From the Gentlemen of Jazz Actor 2005
No Score Yet Judy Garland - Judy Duets Actor 2005
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra, Reflections Actor 2005
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: Singing With Friends Actor 2004
No Score Yet Great Entertainers Actor 2004
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: The Man and the Myth Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Great American Songbook Actor 2003
No Score Yet Karaoke - Frank Sinatra & Friends Actor 2003
No Score Yet Sinatra: The Classic Duets Actor 2003
No Score Yet Sinatra: Singing at His Best Actor 2002
No Score Yet Independent Lens Actor 2002
No Score Yet Gene Kelly - Anatomy of a Dancer Actor 2002
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Fabulous '50s Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Ocean's 11 Story Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Rat Pack Actor 2001
No Score Yet Rat Pack's Las Vegas Actor 2001
No Score Yet A Bing Crosby Christmas Actor 2000
No Score Yet Sinatra: They Were Good Years Actor 2000
No Score Yet Celine Dion - All the Way: A Decade of Song & Video Actor 2000
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra Memorial Actor 1999
No Score Yet Rat Pack Actor 1999
No Score Yet Harold Arlen: Somewhere over the Rainbow Actor 1999
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: The Hollywood Years Actor 1998
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: The Man and The Legend Actor 1998
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: The Man and His Music Actor 1998
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: On Television Actor 1998
No Score Yet Judy Garland's Hollywood Actor 1997
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein - The Sound of Movies Actor 1996
No Score Yet Carnegie Hall at 100: A Place of Dreams Actor 1991
No Score Yet Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones Actor 1990
No Score Yet You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story Actor 1990
No Score Yet World's Greatest Movie Challenge Actor 1989
No Score Yet Nat "King" Cole: Unforgettable Actor 1989
97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit Singing Sword 1988
No Score Yet Spencer Tracy Legacy Actor 1987
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra - Portrait of an Album Actor 1985
13% Cannonball Run II Himself 1984
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: The Man and His Music - With the Count Basie Orchestra Actor 1981
63% The First Deadly Sin Executive Producer Edward Delaney 1980
No Score Yet That's Entertainment, Part 2 Actor 1976
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Orson Welles Host 1975
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra - The Main Event Actor 1974
100% That's Entertainment Narrator 1973
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: Ol' Blue Eyes is Back Actor 1973
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra in Concert at Royal Festival Hall Actor 1971
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee Dingus Billy Magee 1970
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: Sinatra Director Actor 1969
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing Actor 1968
100% The Detective Det. Sgt. Joe Leland 1968
50% Lady in Cement Tony Rome 1968
No Score Yet The Naked Runner Sam Laker 1967
50% Tony Rome Tony Rome 1967
No Score Yet Cast a Giant Shadow Vince Talmadge 1966
15% The Oscar Himself 1966
No Score Yet Assault on a Queen Executive Producer Mark Brittain 1966
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II - With Special Guest Nancy Sinatra Actor 1966
No Score Yet Marriage on the Rocks Dan Edwards 1965
89% Von Ryan's Express Col. Joseph L. Ryan 1965
No Score Yet None But the Brave Chief Pharmacist's Mate Maloney Director Producer 1965
44% Robin and the Seven Hoods Producer Robbo 1964
50% Paris When It Sizzles [singing] 1964
11% Four for Texas Zack Thomas 1963
69% The List of Adrian Messenger Gypsy Stableman 1963
86% Come Blow Your Horn Alan Baker 1963
98% The Manchurian Candidate Bennett Marco 1962
No Score Yet The Road to Hong Kong Guest Star 1962
No Score Yet Sergeants 3 Producer 1st Sgt. Mike Merry 1962
No Score Yet X-15 Producer 1961
No Score Yet The Devil at 4 O'clock Harry 1961
No Score Yet Pepe Himself 1960
52% Ocean's 11 Danny Ocean 1960
No Score Yet Never So Few Capt. Tom Reynolds 1960
No Score Yet Can-Can Francois Durnais 1960
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra - The Frank Sinatra Show: Welcome Home Elvis Actor 1960
71% A Hole in the Head Producer Tony Manetta 1959
82% Some Came Running Dave Hirsh 1959
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra Show with Ella Fitzgerald Actor 1959
No Score Yet Kings Go Forth 1st Lt. Sam Loggins 1958
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra Show Actor 1958
78% Pal Joey Joey Evans 1957
25% The Pride and the Passion Miguel 1957
No Score Yet The Joker Is Wild Joe E. Lewis 1957
No Score Yet Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank Actor Director 1957
71% Around the World in 80 Days Saloon Pianist 1956
No Score Yet Meet Me in Las Vegas Man at Slot Machine - Cameo Appearance (uncredited) 1956
81% High Society Mike Connor 1956
86% The Man With the Golden Arm Frankie Machine 1955
13% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger) Alfred Boone 1955
90% Guys and Dolls Nathan Detroit 1955
67% The Tender Trap Charlie Y. Reader 1955
86% Young at Heart Barney Sloan 1954
100% Suddenly John Baron 1954
92% From Here to Eternity Pvt. Angelo Maggio 1953
No Score Yet Edward R. Murrow: the Best of Person to Person Actor 1953
No Score Yet Meet Danny Wilson Danny Wilson 1952
No Score Yet Jukebox Saturday Night Actor 1952
No Score Yet Double Dynamite (It's Only Money) Johnny Dalton 1951
93% On the Town Chip 1949
93% Take Me Out to the Ball Game Dennis Ryan 1949
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit Ricardo 1948
No Score Yet The Miracle of the Bells Father Paul 1948
80% It Happened in Brooklyn Danny Webson Miller 1947
100% Till the Clouds Roll By Finale 1947
No Score Yet The House I Live In Actor 1945
No Score Yet A Thousand and One Nights [Uncredited] 1945
62% Anchors Aweigh Clarence Doolittle 1945
No Score Yet The All-Star Bond Rally Actor 1945
No Score Yet Step Lively Glen Russell 1944
No Score Yet Higher and Higher Frank Sinatra 1943
No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly Himself 1943
No Score Yet Ship Ahoy Singer in Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (uncredited) 1942

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer
  • 2003
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing
  • 2003
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Himself
  • 1989
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Sgt. Michael Doheny
  • 1987

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