Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra began his musical career in the years where swing was the order of the day. He became a very successful solo artist in the first years of the 1940s

Born: December 12, 1915 in , Died May 14, 1998

Profession: American singer and actor

 

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Frank Sinatra began his musical career in the years where swing was the order of the day. He became a very successful solo artist in the first years of the 1940s, releasing his first album “The Voice of Frank Sinatra” in 1946. In 1954 he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in his role in From Here to Eternity.

 

His most famous hits are Strangers in the Night, Come fly with me, My Way and New York, New York; songs that are heard frequently till this very day. Sinatra lived in Las Vegas for a while, using the city as a home base for his shows, while touring the US and internationally until a few months before he died in 1998.

 

Sinatra was married four times and had three children, Nancy, Frank Jr, and Tina, all with his first wife Nancy. He was prone to mood swings and depression, so he made it a point to avoid solitude and gloomy enviromnents. He admitted having an over-acute capacity for both sadness and elation.

 

After spending quite some time in Las Vegas, Sinatra started to share his love for gambling. He was often described as the one who would spend his nights “gambling, womanizing and drinking till dawn.. all of them with style”. He was playing often at the Sands casino, of which he owned 9% shares in 1961. He was known to play along with his friends involved in Mafia and other celebrities such as Dean Martin, Sammy Davis and Peter Lawford.

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