Frank Sinatra (1915 - 98)
Frank Sinatra grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey. He began his career as an entertainer singing in dives, until he started singing with the Big Bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey and became a star. He was a wildly popular singer, whose fans did everything from scream to riot during his performances.
Frank Sinatra won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for playing the
hard-luck Italian soldier who locks horns with a stockade
supervisor in the 1953 drama, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY.
Frank Sinatra played mobster Nathan Detroit, who woos a show girl in the musical, GUYS AND DOLLS in 1955.
Sinatra was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his 1955 performance as a heroin addict in Otto Preminger's THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM, with Kim Novak.
In the 1965 movie, RYAN'S EXPRESS, Frank Sinatra plays the leader of a group of American and British POW's in World War II. Sinatra himself was classified as "4F" and did not serve in the military during the war.
In all, Frank Sinatra appeared in 61 movies and television projects. His singing career was legendary and not surprisingly his singing has appeared in over 200 movie and television projects.
Frank Sinatra's other films include:
HIGHER AND HIGER
THE KISSING BANDIT
ON THE TOWN
YOUNG AT HEART
THE TENDER TRAP
THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
GUYS AND DOLLS
NEVER SO FEW
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
FOUR FOR TEXAS
THE NAKED RUNNER
DIRTY DINGUS MAGEE
THE FIRST DEADLY SIN
CANNONBALL RUN 2
In addition to performing, Sinatra directed: NONE BUT
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