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Frank Sinatra

He received numerous awards for his film work including winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in From Here to Eternity.

Frank Sinatra

Filmography

1941      

Las Vegas Nights

 

1942      

Ship Ahoy

 

1943      

Reveille with Beverly

Higher and Higher

 

1944      

Step Lively

 

1945      

Anchors Aweigh

 

1946      

Till the Clouds Roll By

 

1947      

It Happened in Brooklyn

 

1948      

The Miracle of the Bells

 

1949      

The Kissing Bandit

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

On the Town

 

1951      

Meet Danny Wilson

Double Dynamite

 

1953      

From Here to Eternity

 

1954      

Suddenly

Young at Heart

 

1955      

Not as a Stranger

Guys and Dolls

The Tender Trap

The Man with the Golden Arm

 

1956      

Meet Me in Las Vegas

High Society

Johnny Concho

Around the World in 80 Days

 

1957      

The Pride and the Passion

The Joker Is Wild

Pal Joey

 

1958      

Kings Go Forth

Some Came Running

 

1959      

A Hole in the Head

Never So Few

 

1960      

Can-Can

Ocean’s 11

Pepe

1961      

The Devil at 4 O’Clock

 

1962      

Sergeants 3

The Road to Hong Kong

The Manchurian Candidate

 

1963      

The List of Adrian Messenger

Come Blow Your Horn

4 for Texas

 

1964      

Paris When It Sizzles

Robin and the 7 Hoods

 

1965      

None but the Brave

Von Ryan’s Express

Marriage on the Rocks

 

1966      

Cast a Giant Shadow

Assault on a Queen

The Oscar

 

1967      

The Naked Runner

Tony Rome

 

1968      

The Detective

Lady in Cement

 

1970      

Dirty Dingus Magee

 

1974      

That’s Entertainment!

 

1976      

That’s Entertainment, Part II

 

1980      

The First Deadly Sin

 

1984      

Cannonball Run II

 

1988      

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Awards

Frank Sinatra was nominated for two and won one Academy Award:

He also received an Honorary Oscar for The House I Live In (1945)

Shared with:
Frank Ross
Mervyn LeRoy
Albert Maltz
Earl Robinson
Lewis Allan

For tolerance short subject; produced by Frank Ross and Mervyn LeRoy; directed by Mervyn LeRoy; screenplay by Albert Maltz; song “The House I Live In” music by Earl Robinson, lyrics by Lewis Allan; starring Frank Sinatra; released by RKO Radio.

 

In 1971, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

You better get busy living, because dying’s a pain in the ass. ~ Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was the only child of Italian immigrants Antonino Martino “Marty” Sinatra and Natalina “Dolly” Garaventa. Sinatra weighed 13.5 pounds at birth and had to be delivered with the aid of forceps, which caused severe scarring to his left cheek, neck, and ear, and perforated his eardrum, damage that remained for life.

Sinatra’s mother was energetic and driven, and biographers believe that she was the dominant factor in the development of her son’s personality traits and self-confidence.

Sinatra began singing professionally as a teenager, but he learned music by ear and never learned to read music. He got his first break in 1935 when his mother persuaded a local singing group, the 3 Flashes, to let him join. Sinatra soon learned they were auditioning for the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show, and “begged” the group to let him in on the act. With Sinatra, the group became known as the Hoboken Four, and passed an audition from Edward Bowes to appear on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show. They each earned $12.50 for the appearance and ended up attracting 40,000 votes and won first prize—a six-month contract to perform on stage and radio across the United States. Sinatra quickly became the group’s lead singer, and, much to the jealousy of his fellow group members, garnered most of the a