This is Biography Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on 12 December 1915, and lived a harsh and humble childhood: his mother Dolly, of Ligurian origin (Tasso in the town of Lumarzo), was a midwife and his father Martin, an amateur boxer of Sicilian origin (Palermo) Italy , was a fireman.
As a young boy, Frank is forced by economic necessity to do the most menial jobs. Brought up on the streets and not in school, he first worked as a longshoreman and then as a painter and crier. At the age of sixteen, he has his own band, Turk,Frank Sinatra went down in history as ‘The Voice’ for his unmistakable vocal charisma.
During his career, he recorded more than two thousand two hundred songs for a total of 166 albums, dedicating himself, with good luck, to the big screen, and aspects of his private life can be seen in his many successful films. A famous Latin lover, he married four times: the first when he was twenty-four, with Nancy Barbato, from 1939 to 1950, with whom he had three children: Nancy, Frank Jr. and Christina who, at the time of their separation, were respectively eleven, seven and three years old.
Then, from 1951 to 1957, Sinatra has an intense love affair with Ava Gardner, who fills the pink chronicles of the newspapers of the time to the sound of criticized confetti (he leaves his family for her), of beatings and quarrels.For only two years, from 1966 to 1968, he is united in marriage with the actress Mia Farrow and from 1976 until his death he remains at the side of his last wife, Barbara Marx.
Always close to human rights causes, in the early 1950s he sided with his inseparable friend Sammy Davies Jr. in favour of the blacks, and until the very end did not shy away from making noble charitable gestures in favour of children and the underprivileged classes, his star knew no shadows.
It was only between 1947 and the early 1950s that he went through a brief professional crisis due to an illness affecting his vocal cords. The moment of tarnish was brilliantly overcome thanks to Fred Zinnemann’s film ‘From here to eternity’, in which he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
Among the many accusations made against the most famous performer of the century, as he is considered by many to be, was that he had ties to the Mafia. Especially with the gangster Sam Giancana, owner of a casino in Las Vegas.
The song that perhaps represents him most in the world is the famous ‘My Way’, taken up by many artists and revisited in many versions.
Among the latest tributes that America has paid to this great showman, there is a special gift for his eightieth birthday in 1996: for his blue eyes, the Empire State Building lit up blue for one night, amidst glasses of champagne and the inevitable celebrations to which The Voice is accustomed. The tribute was repeated on the occasion of his death on 14 May 1998.
1946 – The Voice of Frank Sinatra
1946 – Frank Sinatra Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder
1947 – Songs by Sinatra
1948 – Christmas Songs by Sinatra
1949 – Frankly Sentimental
1950 – Dedicated to You
1950 – Swing and Dance with Frank Sinatra
1954 – Songs for Young Lovers
1954 – Swing Easy!
1955 – In the Wee Small Hours
1956 – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!
1957 – Close to You
1957 – A Swingin’ Affair!
1957 – Where Are You?
1957 – A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
1958 – Come Fly with Me
1958 – Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely
1959 – Come Dance with Me!
1959 – No One Cares
1960 – Nice ‘n’ Easy
1961 – Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!!
1961 – Come Swing with Me!
1961 – Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
1961 – Swing Along With Me
1962 – Sinatra and Strings
1962 – Point of No Return
1962 – Sinatra and Swingin’ Brass
1962 – All Alone
1962 – Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain
1962 – Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First
1963 – The Concert Sinatra
1963 – Sinatra’s Sinatra
1964 – Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners
1964 – America, I Hear You Singing
1964 – It Might as Well Be Swing
1964 – 12 Songs of Christmas
1964 – Softly, as I Leave You
1965 – September of My Years
1965 – My Kind of Broadway
1965 – A Man and His Music
1966 – Moonlight Sinatra
1966 – Strangers in the Night
1966 – That’s Life
1967 – Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
1967 – The World We Knew
1968 – Francis A. & Edward K.
1968 – The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas
1968 – Cycles
1969 – My Way
1969 – A Man Alone
1970 – Watertown
1971 – Sinatra & Company
1973 – Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back
1974 – Some Nice Things I’ve Missed
1980 – Trilogy: Past Present Future
1981 – She Shot Me Down
1984 – L.A. Is My Lady
1993 – Duets
1994 – Duets II