Frank Sinatra (American singer and actor, “Ol’ Blue Eyes”)

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Legal name: Francis Albert Sinatra

Wikipedia

Francis Albert Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and actor. Nicknamed the "Chairman of the Board" and later called "Ol' Blue Eyes", he is regarded as one of the most popular entertainers of the mid-20th century. Sinatra is among the world's best-selling music artists, with an estimated 150 million record sales globally.

Born to Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era and was greatly influenced by the easy-listening vocal style of Bing Crosby. He found success as a solo artist after signing with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". In 1946, Sinatra released his debut album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra. He then signed with Capitol Records and released several albums with arrangements by Nelson Riddle, notably In the Wee Small Hours (1955) and Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956). In 1960, Sinatra left Capitol Records to start his own record label, Reprise Records, releasing a string of successful albums. He collaborated with Count Basie on Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First (1962) and It Might as Well Be Swing (1964). In 1965, he recorded the retrospective album September of My Years and starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music. After releasing Sinatra at the Sands in early 1966, Sinatra recorded one of his most famous collaborations with Tom Jobim, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. It was followed by 1968's Francis A. & Edward K. with Duke Ellington. Sinatra retired in 1971 following the release of "My Way", but came out of retirement two years later. He recorded several albums and released "New York, New York" in 1980.

Sinatra forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for From Here to Eternity (1953), he starred in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Sinatra also appeared in musicals such as On the Town (1949), Guys and Dolls (1955), High Society (1956), and Pal Joey (1957), which won him a Golden Globe Award. Toward the end of his career, he frequently played detectives, including the title character in Tony Rome (1967). Sinatra received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1971. On television, The Frank Sinatra Show began on CBS in 1950, and he continued to make appearances on television throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

In 1983, Sinatra was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra received eleven Grammy Awards including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He was included in Time magazine's compilation of the 20th century's 100 most influential people. American music critic Robert Christgau called him "the greatest singer of the 20th century" and he continues to be regarded as an iconic figure.

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Discography

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YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1956That Old FeelingFrank Sinatra1

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1946The Voice of Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra511
1947Songs by SinatraFrank Sinatra2
1948Christmas Songs by SinatraFrank Sinatra2.510
1949Frankly SentimentalFrank Sinatra2
1950Dedicated to YouFrank Sinatra1
1950Sing and Dance With Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra7
1954Swing Easy!Frank Sinatra33
1954Songs for Young LoversFrank Sinatra4
1955In the Wee Small HoursFrank Sinatra3.519
1955Christmas With SinatraFrank Sinatra1
1955The Voice (Sinatra's debut album, 1955 track listing)Frank Sinatra3
1956Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of ColorFrank Sinatra3
1956Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!Frank Sinatra421
1957A Swingin’ Affair!Frank Sinatra10
1957Where Are You?Frank Sinatra with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra7
1957A Jolly Christmas From Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra2.522
1957Close to YouFrank Sinatra5
1957Christmas DreamingFrank Sinatra1
1958Come Fly With MeFrank Sinatra with Billy May and His Orchestra11
1958Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the LonelyFrank Sinatra, orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle516
1958Love Is a KickFrank Sinatra1
1959Come Dance With Me!Frank Sinatra with Billy May and His Orchestra8
1959No One CaresFrank Sinatra, orchestra conducted by Gordon Jenkins8
1959Come Back to SorrentoFrank Sinatra1
1960Nice ’n’ EasyFrank Sinatra15
1961Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!!Frank Sinatra5
1961Ring-a-Ding Ding!Frank Sinatra11
1961Come Swing With Me!Frank Sinatra7
1961Conducts Music From Pictures and PlaysFrank Sinatra1
1961I Remember TommyFrank Sinatra5
1961Swing Along With MeFrank Sinatra12
1962Sinatra & StringsFrank Sinatra6
1962Point of No ReturnFrank Sinatra, arranged and conducted by Axel Stordahl6
1962All AloneFrank Sinatra3
1962Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical FirstFrank Sinatra and Count Basie and his Orchestra7
1962Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great BritainFrank Sinatra2
1962Sinatra and Swingin’ BrassFrank Sinatra5
1963The Concert SinatraFrank Sinatra5
1963Sinatra’s SinatraFrank Sinatra5
1963Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra featuring Frank SinatraTommy Dorsey and His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra1
1964Frank Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River and Other Academy Award WinnersFrank Sinatra2
1964America I Hear You SingingFrank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians1
1964It Might as Well Be SwingFrank SinatraCount Basie and His Orchestra49
196412 Songs of ChristmasBing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians3
1965September of My YearsFrank Sinatra410
1965A Man and His MusicFrank Sinatra4
1966That’s LifeFrank Sinatra3
1966Moonlight SinatraFrank Sinatra4
1966Strangers in the NightFrank Sinatra4.6512
1967Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos JobimFrancis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim10
1967The World We KnewFrank Sinatra4
1968CyclesFrank Sinatra3
1968Francis A. & Edward K.Frank Sinatra with Duke Ellington5
1969A Man Alone & Other Songs of Rod McKuenFrank Sinatra5
1969My WayFrank Sinatra511
1970WatertownFrank Sinatra7
1971Sinatra & CompanyFrank Sinatra4
1973Ol’ Blue Eyes Is BackFrank Sinatra44
1974Some Nice Things I’ve MissedFrank Sinatra5
1980Trilogy: Past Present FutureFrank Sinatra3
1981She Shot Me DownFrank Sinatra4
1984L.A. Is My LadyFrank Sinatra with Quincy Jones and Orchestra6
1993DuetsFrank Sinatra45

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1950Frank Sinatra Conducts the Music of Alec WilderAlec Wilder; Frank Sinatra, The Alec Wilder Octet2
1955FrankieFrank Sinatra2
1955Songs for Young Lovers / Swing Easy!Frank Sinatra510
1956This Is Sinatra!Frank Sinatra4
1958Frankie and TommyFrank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra1
1958This Is Sinatra, Volume TwoFrank Sinatra2
1958The Frank Sinatra Story In MusicFrank Sinatra1
1959Look to Your HeartFrank Sinatra2
1961All the Way (Capitol compilation)Frank Sinatra2
1962Sinatra Sings… of Love and ThingsFrank Sinatra3
1963Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasFrank Sinatra and His Friends1
1964Softly, as I Leave YouFrank Sinatra3
1964This Is Sinatra …His Very BestFrank Sinatra1
1965My Kind of BroadwayFrank Sinatra3
1965Sinatra ’65Frank Sinatra2
1965Sings the Select Cole PorterFrank Sinatra3
1966Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits - The Early Years, Volume 2Frank Sinatra2
1966Forever FrankFrank Sinatra1
1966The Romantic SinatraFrank Sinatra1
1967Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasFrank Sinatra1
1967Romantic Songs From the Early YearsFrank Sinatra2
1967The Nearness of YouFrank Sinatra1
1967Try A Little TendernessFrank Sinatra1
1968Frank Sinatra's Greatest HitsFrank Sinatra32
1968In Hollywood 1943-1949Frank Sinatra1
1968Nevertheless I'm In Love With YouFrank Sinatra1
1969Close-UpFrank Sinatra1
1969This Love of MineFrank Sinatra1
1970Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra1
1970Frank Sinatra's Greatest HitsFrank Sinatra1
1972Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2Frank Sinatra4
1972I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over YouTommy Dorsey and His Orchestra With Frank Sinatra1
1972This Love of MineFrank Sinatra with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra1
1973FrankFrank Sinatra1
1973LoveFrank Sinatra1
1973Sings EvergreensFrank Sinatra1

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