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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and actor.

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This "chairman of the board" will never be fired!!!

  • Sep 2, 2010
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I just saw a great review about Frank Sinatra's album "Songs for Swingin' Lovers" which prompted me to mention a few reasons why "the chairman of the Board" will never get fired as long as I am around!!!

I am a huge Sinatra fan!!! I am listening to him at least once a week. "Songs for Swingin' Lovers" is a great album. Nelson Riddle really knew how to get the best out of his crooners. I loved what he did with Linda Ronstadt on "Lush Life." For me, Sinatra exudes suave and debonair.

I am equally impressed with his movie work.  Two of my musical favorites are "Guys and Dolls" with Marlon Brando, and "On The Town" with Gene Kelly.  Pretty impressive since I am not a big musical fan.  Of course many would not be surprised that Sinatra could shine in musicals.  However, he was very impressive as a dramatic actor as well.  I loved him in "Von Ryan's Express", and "The Manchurian Candidate."

One of my all time cherished memories is seeing Sinatra live in concert in the early 80's in Seattle. Although not in the prime of his career, it is a night I will never forget!!! Red Buttons opened for him and was hilarious!!!

My faves are: Strangers in the Night, Summer Wind, You Make Me Feel so Young, I've Got The World on a String, Love and Marriage,... oh I could go on!!!
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review by . December 07, 2009
posted in Music Matters
He was
Francis Albert Sinatra sure packed an awful lot of living into his 83 years on this earth.  During the course of his remarkable career Sinatra would evolve from the handsome young singing idol of swooning bobby-soxers in the1940's to an Academy Award winning actor and ultimately into superstardom on the glittering Las Vegas Strip.  All the while Frank Sinatra was one of the most successful and prolific recording artists of the 20th Century.  Throughout his 60 …
review by . September 02, 2010
posted in Music Matters
One chairman of the board that will never be fired!!!
Michael has written a great review about Frank Sinatra's album "Songs for Swingin' Lovers" which prompted me to mention a few reasons why "the chairman of the Board" will never get fired as long as I am around!!!      I am a huge Sinatra fan!!! I am listening to him at least once a week. "Songs for Swingin' Lovers" is a great album. Nelson Riddle really knew how to get the best out of his crooners. I loved what he did with Linda Ronstadt …
Quick Tip by . August 15, 2010
posted in Music Matters
I love me some Sinatra, listening to him all the time. I had the great pleasure of seeing him in concert in Seattle.
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Recently graduated with a Masters in Humanities degree from Old Dominion University reading in philosophy and history. I graduated from the Univ. of Miami in 1980 with a B.A. in Political Science; specializing … more
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Frank Sinatra Biography

Born: Dec. 12, 1915, in Hoboken, N.J. He wasn't breathing when born. Grandmother held him underwater until he gasped. Was the son of a firefighter.
Died: May 14, 1998, at 10:50 p.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; died of heart attack.
Full name: Francis Albert Sinatra.
Wives: Last wife was Barbara Marx; formerly married to childhood sweetheart Nancy Barbato, actresses Ava Gardner & Mia Farrow.
Children: Frank Jr. and Nancy Sinatra, who sang hit 1970s song "These Boots Were Made for Walking."
Names: Also known as Chairman of the Board, Ol' Blue Eyes and The Voice. Other names included Lean Lark, Croon Prince of Swing, Moonlight Sinatra, Groovey Galahad, and Svengali of Swing.

  1. Born December 12, 1915 an only child whose parents dreamed of his studying to be a Civil Engineer.
  2. Attended Demarest High School (Hoboken, NJ) and participated in all sports.
  3. Sinatra's favorite passion is prizefighting. Was a "close friend" of Tami Mauriello, a heavyweight contender in 1943.
  4. Hated mathematics!
  5. Worked for the circulation manager of the Jersey Observer newspaper. He first started out riding news trucks, and later was promoted to copy boy.
  6. He wanted to be a reporter. When told by the editor that copy boys "don't know enough to be reporters," Frank went to a secretarial school and enrolled in a Journalism class, studying English, typing, and shorthand. Finally, the editor relented and made Frank a ...
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