Frank Sinatra

Singer, Actor, Producer
The first, and possibly the greatest American musical superstar, Frank Sinatra was inarguably one of the most successful, multi-talented entertainers of the 20th-Century. Starting out as a crooner with bandleaders like ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (117)

Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra Duets 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Young at Heart 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Daddy Dearest 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 36th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Listen Up 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Billy Martin Celebrity Roast 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Anniversary of Beverly Hills 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Presidential Inaugural Gala 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unforgettable Nat King Cole 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas: An All Star 75th Anniversary 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

of Singing Sword (Voice)

Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Entertaining the Troops 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

An All-Star Party For "Dutch" Reagan 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Liberty Weekend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Party For Lucille Ball 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Cannonball Run II 1984 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Salute to Lady Liberty 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra: The Man and His Music 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Dean Martin's Comedy Classics 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra -- The First 40 Years 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

First Deadly Sin 1979 (Movie)

Edward Delaney (Actor)

Las Vegas: Palace of Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to "Mr. Television," Milton Berle 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Gene Kelly... An American in Pasadena 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra and Friends 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebration: The American Spirit 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver and Friend 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra -- The Main Event 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Don Rickles Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

That's Entertainment! 1973 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Dingus Magee 1970 (Movie)

Dingus Billy Magee (Actor)

Frank Sinatra Jr. With Family and Friends 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Lady in Cement 1968 (Movie)

Tony Rome (Actor)

The Detective 1968 (Movie)

Joe Leland (Actor)

Tony Rome 1967 (Movie)

Tony Rome (Actor)

Assault on a Queen 1966 (Movie)

Mark Brittain (Actor)

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966 (Movie)

Vince (Actor)

The Naked Runner 1966 (Movie)

Sam Laker (Actor)

None But the Brave 1965 (Movie)

Chief Pharmacist's Mate Maloney (Actor)

Marriage on the Rocks 1964 (Movie)

Dan Edwards (Actor)

Robin and the Seven Hoods 1964 (Movie)

Robbo (Actor)

The Bing Crosby Show (02/15/64) 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

Von Ryan's Express 1964 (Movie)

Col Joseph Ryan (Actor)

Come Blow Your Horn 1963 (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

The List of Adrian Messenger 1963 (Movie)

Gypsy Stableman (Actor)

Four For Texas 1962 (Movie)

Zack Thomas (Actor)

The Judy Garland Show 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 (Movie)

Bennett Marco (Actor)

Sergeants 3 1961 (Movie)

1st Sergeant Mike Merry (Actor)

The Devil at 4 O'Clock 1961 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Gershwin Years 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The Red Skelton Timex Special 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The Road to Hong Kong 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)

Can-Can 1960 (Movie)

Francois Durnais (Actor)

Ocean's Eleven 1960 (Movie)

Danny Ocean (Actor)

Pepe 1960 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Never So Few 1959 (Movie)

Captain Tom C Reynolds (Actor)

A Hole in the Head 1958 (Movie)

Tony Manetta (Actor)

Kings Go Forth 1958 (Movie)

Sa (Actor)

Some Came Running 1958 (Movie)

Dave Hirsh (Actor)

The Frank Sinatra Show 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Pal Joey 1957 (Movie)

Joey Evans (Actor)

The Joker Is Wild 1957 (Movie)

Joe E Lewis (Actor)

The Pride and the Passion 1957 (Movie)

Miguel (Actor)

Around the World in 80 Days 1956 (Movie)

Pianist (Actor)

High Society 1956 (Movie)

Mike Connor (Actor)

Johnny Concho 1956 (Movie)

Johnny Concho (Actor)

Meet Me in Las Vegas 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Guys and Dolls 1955 (Movie)

Nathan Detroit (Actor)

Not As a Stranger 1955 (Movie)

Alfred Boone (Actor)

The Man With the Golden Arm 1955 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

The Tender Trap 1955 (Movie)

Charlie Y Reader (Actor)

Suddenly 1954 (Movie)

John Baron (Actor)

Young at Heart 1954 (Movie)

Barney Sloan (Actor)

From Here to Eternity 1953 (Movie)

Angelo Maggio (Actor)

On the Town 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Kissing Bandit 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Anchors Aweigh 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

Reveille With Beverly 1942 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Anything Goes (TV Show)

Actor

Contract on Cherry Street (TV Show)

Actor

Double Dynamite (Movie)

Johnny Dalton (Actor)

Higher and Higher (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

It Happened in Brooklyn (Movie)

Danny Webson Miller (Actor)

Las Vegas Nights (Movie)

Chairman of the Board (Actor)

Meet Danny Wilson (Movie)

Danny Wilson (Actor)

Movin' With Nancy (TV Show)

Actor

Our Town (TV Show)

Actor

Ship Ahoy (Movie)

Singer in Tommy Dorsey's Band (Actor)

Step Lively (Movie)

Glen Russell (Actor)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Movie)

Dennis Ryan (Actor)

The Miracle of the Bells (Movie)

Father Paul (Actor)

Till the Clouds Roll By (Movie)

Finale (Actor)
Music (92)

Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 (Movie)

("Witchcraft") (Song Performer)

Begin Again 2014 (Movie)

("Luck Be A Lady") (Song Performer)

RoboCop 2014 (Movie)

("Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)") (Song Performer)

The Other Woman 2014 (Movie)

("New York, New York") (Song Performer)

Think Like a Man Too 2014 (Movie)

("Luck Be A Lady") (Song Performer)

A Good Day to Die Hard 2013 (Movie)

("New York, New York") (Song Performer)

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

("The Coffee Song (They've Got An Awful Lot Of Coffee In Brazil)") (Song Performer)

This Is The End 2013 (Movie)

("Love In The Old Days") (Song Performer)

We're the Millers 2013 (Movie)

("South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)") (Song Performer)

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas") (Song Performer)

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

("Nothing But The Best") (Song Performer)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

("New York, New York") (Song Performer)

The Bounty Hunter 2010 (Movie)

("This Town") (Song Performer)

Semi-Pro 2008 (Movie)

("Give Me Just A Little More Time") (Song Performer)

Ocean's 13 2007 (Movie)

("This Town") (Song Performer)

The Wedding Weekend 2007 (Movie)

("World on a String") (Song Performer)

Click 2006 (Movie)

("I'm Gonna Live Till I Die") (Song Performer)

Rocky Balboa 2006 (Movie)

("High Hopes") (Song Performer)

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

("Witchcraft") (Song Performer)

The Polar Express 2004 (Movie)

(Santa Claus is Comin to Town) (Song Performer)

Down With Love 2003 (Movie)

("Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)") (Song Performer)

Elf 2003 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel So Young") (Song Performer)

Matchstick Men 2003 (Movie)

("This Town") (Song Performer)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

("Come Fly With Me") (Song Performer)

Paul Anka: Night of a Lifetime 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Ratcatcher 2000 (Movie)

("Something Stupid") (Song Performer)

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

("At Long Last Love") (Song Performer)

Space Cowboys 2000 (Movie)

("Fly Me to the Moon (in Other Words)" (featuring Count Bassie & His Orchestra)) (Song Performer)

What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

("I Won't Dance" "I've Got You Under My Skin" "Too Marvelous For Words") (Song Performer)

Bringing Out the Dead 1999 (Movie)

("September of My Tears") (Song Performer)

Liberty Heights 1999 (Movie)

("Young at Heart") (Song Performer)

Mickey Blue Eyes 1999 (Movie)

("Just in Time") (Song Performer)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

("Theme from 'New York, New York'") (Song Performer)

Chicago Hope 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

City of Angels 1998 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic") (Song Performer)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

("You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me") (Song Performer)

Frank Sinatra: The Very Good Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

("Where Are You") (Song Performer)

Married... With Children 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Theme Song Performer

Out of the Present 1997 (Movie)

("Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning") (Song Performer)

The Devil's Advocate 1997 (Movie)

("It Happened in Monterey") (Song Performer)

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

("Come Fly with Me") (Song Performer)

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

("I'll Be Home for Christmas") (Song Performer)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

("I've Got the World On a String") (Song Performer)

Michael 1996 (Movie)

("I Thought about You") (Song Performer)

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

("Young at Heart") (Song Performer)

A Bronx Tale 1993 (Movie)

("Same Old Song and Dance" "That's Life") (Song Performer)

Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 (Movie)

("Luck Be a Lady") (Song Performer)

This Boy's Life 1993 (Movie)

("Let's Get Away From it All") (Song Performer)

Innocent Blood 1992 (Movie)

("That Old Black Magic" "I've Got You Under My Skin") (Song Performer)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

("The Sky Fell Down") (Song Performer)

Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

("Once Upon a Time" "It Was a Very Good Year" "Hello Young Lovers") (Song Performer)

Air America 1990 (Movie)

("Come Fly With Me") (Song Performer)

Arachnophobia 1990 (Movie)

("Summer Wind") (Song Performer)

When Harry Met Sally... 1989 (Movie)

("It Had to Be You") (Song Performer)

Cocoon: the Return 1988 (Movie)

("You Make Me Feel So Young") (Song Performer)

License to Drive 1988 (Movie)

("That's Life" "Strangers in the Night") (Song Performer)

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

("One For My Baby (and One More For the Road)") (Song Performer)

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

("If You Are But a Dream") (Song Performer)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

("Fly Me to the Moon") (Song Performer)

Before Stonewall 1986 (Movie)

("My Buddy") (Song Performer)

Kraft Salutes the Magic of David Copperfield... In China 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Out of Order 1986 (Movie)

("New York, New York") (Song Performer)

Baryshnikov By Tharp With American Ballet Theatre 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Lost in America 1985 (Movie)

("New York New York) (Song Performer)

Sweet Dreams 1985 (Movie)

("Young At Heart") (Song Performer)

Micki & Maude 1984 (Movie)

("On the Sunny Side of the Street" "Witchcraft") (Song Performer)

Sixteen Candles 1984 (Movie)

("New York, New York") (Song Performer)

Starman 1984 (Movie)

("Theme From New York New York") (Song Performer)

The Pope of Greenwich Village 1984 (Movie)

("Summer Wind") (Song Performer)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

("Mr Success") (Song Performer)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

("Fly Me to the Moon") (Song Performer)

Diner 1982 (Movie)

("I've Got You Under My Skin") (Song Performer)

They All Laughed 1981 (Movie)

("More Than You Know" "New York New York" "They All Laughed" "You and Me") (Song Performer)

This Is Elvis 1981 (Movie)

("Love Me Tender" "It's Nice to Go Trav'ling") (Song Performer)

Inside Moves 1980 (Movie)

("Put Your Dreams Away") (Song Performer)

A Man Could Get Killed 1965 (Movie)

("Strangers in the Night") (Song Performer)

A New Kind of Love 1962 (Movie)

("You Brought A New Kind of Love To Me") (Song Performer)

Advise and Consent 1962 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

A Hole in the Head 1958 (Movie)

("All My Tomorrows" "High Hopes") (Song Performer)

Three Coins in the Fountain 1954 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Brooklyn Bridge (TV Show)

Song Performer

Emile Norman: By His Own Design (TV Show)

Song Performer

Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (TV Show)

Song Performer

Sinatra (TV Show)

Song Performer

Twas the Night (TV Show)

Song Performer
Producer (7)

First Deadly Sin 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Assault on a Queen 1966 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

None But the Brave 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Robin and the Seven Hoods 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sergeants 3 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Hole in the Head 1958 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Johnny Concho 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

None But the Brave 1965 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (1)

Robin Hood: The Myth, The Man, The Movie 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Archival Footage

Biography

The first, and possibly the greatest American musical superstar, Frank Sinatra was inarguably one of the most successful, multi-talented entertainers of the 20th-Century. Starting out as a crooner with bandleaders like Tommy Dorsey in the late-1930s, by 1942 "Sinatramania" had swept the country and his live performances were causing riots. Just as suddenly, a combination of damaged vocal cords, reputed ties to organized crime, and a torrid romance between the still married Sinatra and actress Ava Gardner conspired to end Sinatra's reign by 1950. In one of the most incredible career resurrections of all-time, he reinvented himself with an Oscar-winning performance in "From Here to Eternity" (1953), followed by a string of era-defining hit records with Capitol, such as Come Fly with Me! and Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely. Sinatra cultivated his larger-than-life persona with his celebrity buddies, the "Rat Pack," who were immortalized in the hip crime-comedy "Ocean's Eleven" (1960) and rubbed shoulders with the likes of President John F. Kennedy. Always eager for new challenges, he founded his own record company and earned more rave reviews for roles in films like "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962). Although he retired briefly in the early '70s, Sinatra returned soon after to thrill longtime fans with more sold out concerts and chart-topping albums like 1993's Duets, right up until his 80th birthday. Over the course of his 60-year career, Sinatra elevated popular music to an art form while he attained the status of legend - the Chairman of the Board.

Relationships

Lauren Bacall Actor

Companion
Began relationship after Humphrey Bogart's death 1957 Briefly engaged Sinatra ended relationship 1958 when news of their engagement was leaked to the press

Eva Bartok Actor

Companion

Beatty

Companion
together from 1958 until c. 1960

Mia Farrow Actor

Wife
married on July 17, 1966 divorced in 1968

Ava Gardner Actor

Wife
married on November 7, 1951 separated on October 27, 1953 divorced in 1957

Barbara Marx

Wife
married in July 1976 born c. 1928 formerly married to Zeppo Marx

Victoria Principal Actor

Companion

Dorothy Provine

Companion

Juliet Prowse Actor

Companion

Nancy Sinatra Actor

Daughter
Born on June 8, 1940 Mother, Nancy Sinatra has written two books about her father

Natalie Sinatra

Mother
born in Genoa, Italy worked as barmaid at husband's tavern (Marty O'Brien's Bar) was a Democratic ward boss who could guarantee the Party machine at least 500 votes at every election died in 1977

Christine Sinatra

Daughter
born on June 20, 1948 produced CBS miniseries "Sinatra" based on father's life

Frank Sinatra

Son
born on January 10, 1943 conducted father's orchestra

Martin Sinatra

Father
Italian boxed under name Marty O'Brien opened a tavern and later was appointed Hoboken fire captain died of a heart attack in 1969

EDUCATION

Demarest High School

dropped out at age 15

Milestones

1997

Suffered "an uncomplicated heart attack" (January 9)

1995

ABC aired the tribute special "Sinatra: 80 Years My Way"

1995

Empire State Building glowed blue in honor of Ole Blue Eyes' 80th birthday

1992

Was the subject of the five-hour TV miniseries, "Sinatra" (CBS), produced by daughter Tina

1990

Performed on the TV special, "Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come" (CBS)

1990

Last screen appearance in the documentary "Listen Up", a biographical portrait of composer-producer Quincy Jones

1983

Honored with a tribute at Kennedy Center

1980

Returned to films as star of "The First Deadly Sin"

1977

TV dramatic acting debut in the NBC movie "COntract on Cherry Street"

1974

Was one of the hosts/narrators of the compilation film "That's Entertainment"

1970

Announced his retirement from show business; was back working again within two years

1969

Last feature acting role for a decade, "Dirty Dingus Magee"

1967

Last Number 1 hit single, "Something Stupid", a duet with his daughter Nancy Sinatra (his first gold single)

1966

Starred in the TV special, "Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music", which received a Peabody Award; show also featured daughter Nancy

1965

Only directing credit, "None but the Brave" (also starred in and produced)

1963

Sold two-thirds of Reprise to Warner Bros. for more than $3 million capital gain

1962

Starred in John Frankenheimer's political thriller "The Manchurian Candidate"

1961

Left Capitol to form own record label, Reprise

1960

Co-starred in what is considered the epitome of 'The Rat Pack' films "Oceans Eleven"

1959

Released "Come Dance with Me" (Capital); remained on charts for 140 weeks

1957

Portrayed nightclub performer Joe E Lewis in the biopic "The Joker Is Wild"

1956

First producing credit, "Johnny Concho" (also starred in title role)

1956

Co-starred with Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby in "High Society", a musicalized version of "The Philadelphia Story" with songs by Cole Porter

1955

Co-starred with Marlon Brando and Vivian Blaine in film version of "Guys and Dolls"

1955

Played the Stage Manager in TV adaptation of "Our Town" (NBC), intorduced the song "Love and Marriage"

1955

Earned Best Actor Oscar nomination for Otto Preminger's "The Man With the Golden Arm"

1953

Signed to recording contract by Capitol Records (date approximate)

1953

Begged executives at Columbia Pictures to play the key supporting role of Maggio in an all-star production of "From Here to Eternity"; agreed to play the part for only $8000; won Best Supporting Actor Oscar

1949

Acted opposite Kelly in what is considered Sinatra's best film of the decade, "On the Town", co-directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen

1944

First of three films with Gene Kelly, "Anchors Aweigh"

1944

Won a Special Academy Award for "The House I Live In", a progressive short about racial tolerance

1942

Feature acting debut, "Higher and Higher"

1942

First solo hit, a recording of the Cole Porter standard, "Night and Day"

1940

Screen debut in "Las Vegas Nights" (as singer with Tommy Dorsey Band)

1940

Hired away by Tommy Dorsey for $100 a week; recorded more than 80 songs with Dorsey's orchestra, including "Stardust", "This Love of Mine" and "I'll Never Smile Again"

1935

Attatched himself to the 'Three Flashes' trio; on September 8th, they appeared as the 'Hoboken Four' on radio's "Major Bowes' Amateur Hour", winning that night with 40,000 people calling in--the then-largest vote in the show's history; toured with the qua

1915

Weighed close to 15 pounds at birth; appeared stillborn until his grandmother held him under a cold water faucet

First foray into TV, "The Frank Sinatra Show" (CBS); telecast live from NYC (later from Hollywood), it failed primarily because of the competition (opposite Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" for 1st season and Number 1 rated "The Texaco Star Theater" with

Toured the world with Sammy Davis Jr and Liza Minnelli

Starred in the ABC variety series "The Frank Sinatra Show"

Recorded two multiplatinum "Duets" albums, singing with pop stars like Barbara Streisand, Jimmy Buffet and Bono

Dropped by Columbia Records in the early 1950s after his vocal chords hemorrhaged

Film career slumped after the relative boxoffice failure of "Double Dynamite" (1951) and "Meet Danny Wilson" (1952)

First gained acclaim as vocalist with the Harry James Orchestra; first hit, "All or Nothing at All"

Godfather Frank Garrick, circulation manager of the Jersey Observer, arranged for his namesake to work on the paper's delivery truck

Bonus Trivia

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In the annual theatre exhibitors' poll of the ten most popular boxoffice stars at the movies, Sinatra placed 10th in 1956, 5th in 1957, 10th in 1958, 7th in 1959, 8th in 1960 and 8th in 1962.

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Presented by Austria with the Cross of Science and Arts (1984).

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Received an honorary doctorate from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1985. It was Sinatra's first official return to the city of his birth since presented with the key to Hoboken in 1947.

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His fabled fall and dramatic resurgence allegedly served as the basis for the Johnny Fontane character in Mario Puzo's novel "The Godfather" and its 1972 film adaptation.

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"He created the art of intimate singing. He's taught us all how to sing psychologically. In the old days, singers used to belt songs so [fans] could hear you in the back row. Frank sings like he feels." --Tony Bennett in USA Today, December 10, 1990.

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"It's not just the songs, but how he sings them. You believe the story when he sings. He sells a great lyric." --George Burns in USA Today, December 10, 1990

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"No one can touch him." --Jim Morrison, lead singer of the legendary rock band The Doors.

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"My first recollection of Frank's voice was coming out of a jukebox in a dark bar on a Sunday afternoon, when my mother and I went searching for my father, and I remember she said, 'Listen to that, that's Frank Sinatra. He's from Jersey.' It was a voice filled with bad attitude, life, beauty, excitement, a nasty sense of freedom, sex, and a sad knowledge of the ways of the world. Every song seemed to have as its postscript 'And if you don't like, here's a punch in the kisser.' But it was the deep blueness of Frank's voice that affected me the most, and, while his music became synonymous with black tie, good life, the best booze, women, sophistication, his blues voice was always the sound of hard luck and men late at night with the last ten dollars in their pockets trying to figure a way out. On behalf of all New Jersey, Frank, I want to say, 'Hail, brother, you sang out your soul.'" --Bruce Springsteen during a televised homage to Sinatra in honor his 80th birthday.

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Presided over the Friars Club as the Abbot.

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"He was the loneliest man I've ever known." --actor-producer Brad Dexter recalling Sinatra in GQ, November 1999.

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