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Frank Sinatra is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 12 december 1915 at Hoboken (USA)

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra
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Birth name Francis Albert Sinatra
Nationality USA
Birth 12 december 1915 at Hoboken (USA)
Death 14 may 1998 (at 82 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Academy Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Grammy Award, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Austrian Decoration for Science and Art, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Peabody Award

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (/sɨˈnɑːtrə/; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, director, and producer. Beginning his musical career in the swing era as a boy singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra found success as a solo artist from the early to mid-1940s after being signed by Columbia Records in 1943. Being the idol of the "bobby soxers", he released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. His professional career had stalled by the early 1950s, but it was reborn in 1953 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity. He signed with Capitol Records in 1953 and released several critically lauded albums (such as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, Come Fly with Me, Only the Lonely and Nice 'n' Easy). Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, Reprise Records, in 1961 (finding success with albums such as Ring-a-Ding-Ding!, Sinatra at the Sands and Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim), toured internationally, was a founding member of the Rat Pack and fraternized with celebrities and statesmen, including John F. Kennedy.

Sinatra turned 50 in 1965, recorded the retrospective September of My Years, starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, and scored hits with "Strangers in the Night" and "My Way". In 1967, he recorded one of his most famous collaborations with Tom Jobim, the album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. It was followed by 1968's collaboration with Duke Ellington. With sales of his music dwindling and after appearing in several poorly received films, Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971. Two years later, however, he came out of retirement and from 1973 recorded several albums, scoring a Top 40 hit with "(Theme From) New York, New York" in 1980. Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally, until a short time before his death in 1998. Sinatra also forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning Best Supporting Actor in 1953, he also garnered a nomination for Best Actor for The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), and critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). He also starred in such musicals as On the Town (1949), Guys and Dolls (1955), High Society (1956), and Pal Joey (1957).

Sinatra is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. He was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. One of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century, Sinatra's popularity was later matched only by Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson. American music critic Robert Christgau called him "the greatest singer of the 20th century".

Biography

Sinatra had three children, Nancy, Frank Jr., and Tina, all with his first wife, Nancy Sinatra (née Barbato) (m. 1939–1951). He was married three more times, to actresses Ava Gardner (m. 1951–1957), Mia Farrow (m. 1966–1968), and finally to Barbara Marx (m. 1976–1998; his death). In a 2013 Vanity Fair article, Mia Farrow admitted that Sinatra may be the father of her son, Ronan Farrow; but she did not produce, and has not since produced, any DNA or other evidence to support that possibility.

Throughout his life, Sinatra had mood swings and bouts of mild to severe depression. Avoiding solitude and unglamorous surroundings at all cost, he struggled with the conflicting need "to get away from it all, but not too far away." He acknowledged this, telling an interviewer in the 1950s: "Being an 18-karat manic depressive, and having lived a life of violent emotional contradictions, I have an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as elation." In her memoirs My Father's Daughter, his daughter, Tina, wrote about the "eighteen-karat" remark: "As flippant as Dad could be about his mental state, I believe that a Zoloft a day might have kept his demons away. But that kind of medicine was decades off."


In a 1963 interview with Playboy magazine, Sinatra described his religious views, stating I think I can sum up my religious feelings in a couple of paragraphs. First: I believe in you and me. I'm like Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that I have a respect for life – in any form. I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God. But I don't believe in a personal God to whom I look for comfort or for a natural on the next roll of the dice.

Though turned off by organized religion at times, however, Sinatra had a deep faith that became public when he turned to the Catholic Church for healing after his mother died in a plane crash late in his career. He died as a practicing Catholic and had a Catholic burial.

Best films

From Here to Eternity (1953)
(Actor)
Guys and Dolls (1955)
(Actor)
That's Entertainment! (1974)
(Actor)
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
(Actor)
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
(Actor)
Some Came Running (1958)
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Frank Sinatra (76 films)

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Music According to Tom Jobim, 1h24
Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Origin Bresil
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland, Lio, Birgit Brüel
Roles lui-même (images d'archive)
Rating76% 3.803383.803383.803383.803383.80338
The movie tells the story of one of the biggest names in Brazilian Music, Antônio Carlos Jobim, famous for songs like "Garota de Ipanema", "Chega de Saudade" e "Águas de Março". It shows the influence of classical music on his works and his partnership with Vinicius de Moraes.
L.A. Confidential, 2h18
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about prostitution
Actors Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell
Roles Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating82% 4.14884.14884.14884.14884.1488
In early 1950s Los Angeles, Detective Sergeant Edmund "Ed" Exley (Guy Pearce), the son of a legendary LAPD detective, is determined to live up to his father's reputation. His intelligence, insistence on following regulations and cold demeanor contribute to his isolation from other officers. He exacerbates this resentment by volunteering to testify in a police brutality case, insisting on a promotion to Detective Lieutenant against the advice of Captain Dudley Smith (James Cromwell). Exley's ambition is fueled by the murder of his father by an unknown assailant, to whom he refers as "Rollo Tomasi" to give him personality.
La Classe américaine, 1h10
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Dustin Hoffman, Burt Lancaster, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Lana Turner
Roles Franky (Archive Footage)
Rating80% 4.0363054.0363054.0363054.0363054.036305
The film begins with the following lines appearing on screen, complete with deliberate spelling mistakes: "Attention! Ce flim n'est pas un flim sur le cyclimse. Merci de votre compréhension." ("Attention! This flim is not a flim about cyclign. Thank you for your understanding.")
La classe américaine, 39minutes
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster
Roles Franky (Archive Footage)
Rating80% 4.0363054.0363054.0363054.0363054.036305
Diffusé pour les fêtes de fin d'année, ce second détournement est un Ça cartoon déjanté mêlant des séquences originales présenté par Valérie Payet et Philippe Dana à des extraits redoublés de dessins animés avec Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck... et de films avec Steve McQueen, Burt Lancaster, Jack Nicholson, Jean Gabin, etc. Il s'agit du second des trois téléfilms du Grand Détournement.
La classe américaine
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Elvis Presley, James Stewart
Roles Franky (Archive Footage)
Rating80% 4.0364254.0364254.0364254.0364254.036425
George Abitbol, l'homme le plus classe du monde, meurt tragiquement lors d'une croisière. Dans un dernier souffle, il murmure : « Monde de merde ». Pourquoi ? Ces mots intriguent le rédacteur en chef d'un quotidien américain. Il dépêche ses trois meilleurs enquêteurs : Dave, Peter et Steven (prononcer « Pétère et Stéveune ») pour éclaircir ce mystère...
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1h44
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, Joanna Cassidy, Lou Hirsch
Roles Singer
Rating76% 3.8473853.8473853.8473853.8473853.847385
In 1947, cartoon characters are commonly referred to as "toons" and most work as paid actors in Hollywood. They frequently interact with humans and animals, and dwell in the animated district of Toontown, owned by businessman Marvin Acme. Amongst the toon stars is Roger Rabbit, who does comedy shorts with Baby Herman, but as of late his performances are poor. Meanwhile, R.K. Maroon, Roger’s employer and head of Maroon Studios, hires private detective Eddie Valiant to investigate rumors that Roger’s wife Jessica Rabbit is having an extramarital affair. Eddie himself is an alcoholic, following the murder of his brother Teddy at the hands of a toon. Going to the Ink & Paint Club, Eddie at first believes that Jessica is a rabbit (due to her last name), but surprised when he sees that she's a very attractive woman. He later attempts and manages to snap photographs of Marvin Acme playing patty cake with Jessica, showing them to Maroon and a distraught Roger who vows he and his wife will be happy, before running off.
Cannonball Run II, 1h48
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Farr, Telly Savalas
Roles Himself
Rating49% 2.4526452.4526452.4526452.4526452.452645
Having lost the first Cannonball Run race, Sheik Abdul ben Falafel (Jamie Farr) is ordered by his father (Ricardo Montalban) to go back to America and win another Cannonball Run in order to "emblazon the Falafel name as the fastest in the world." When Sheik Abdul points out that there is no Cannonball Run that year, his father simply tells him to "buy one."
The First Deadly Sin, 1h52
Directed by Brian G. Hutton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway, David Dukes, George Coe, Brenda Vaccaro, James Whitmore
Roles Edward X. Delaney
Rating59% 2.951182.951182.951182.951182.95118
New York police Captain Edward X. Delaney is at the scene of a brutal murder when news comes that his hospitalized wife's kidney illness has worsened after an operation. Approaching retirement, with a growing depression in the face of his wife's condition, Delaney throws himself into the murder case. He is fascinated by a crime committed with what seems to be a very unusual weapon.
Dirty Dingus Magee, 1h31
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Frank Sinatra, George Kennedy, Anne Jackson, Jack Elam, John Dehner, Lois Nettleton
Roles Dingus Billy Magee
Rating52% 2.6098052.6098052.6098052.6098052.609805
Hoke Birdsill rides into Yerkey's Hole demanding the law take action because Dingus Magee has robbed him. There is no law, so the mayor, Belle, who also runs the town's bordello, sees to it that Hoke becomes the new sheriff.
The Detective, 1h54
Directed by Gordon Douglas, Richard Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, LGBT-related films, Films about capital punishment, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jacqueline Bisset, Ralph Meeker, Jack Klugman, William Windom
Roles Det. Sgt. Joe Leland
Rating64% 3.248463.248463.248463.248463.24846
New York City police detective Joe Leland is called to the home of a murder victim who has been beaten to death and has had his genitals removed. Puzzled and disgusted, the police on call are left bemused, Leland holding things together with his direct, no-nonsense approach.
Lady in Cement, 1h30
Directed by Gordon Douglas, Richard Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welch, Richard Conte, Dan Blocker, Martin Gabel, Lainie Kazan
Roles Tony Rome
Rating59% 2.953612.953612.953612.953612.95361
While diving off the Miami coast seeking one of the eleven fabled Spanish Galleons sunk in 1591, private investigator Tony Rome (Frank Sinatra) discovers a dead blonde, her feet encased in cement, at the bottom of the ocean.
The Naked Runner, 1h41
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Frank Sinatra, Peter Vaughan, Derren Nesbitt, Edward Fox, Toby Robins, Nadia Gray
Roles Sam Laker
Rating60% 3.00533.00533.00533.00533.0053
Sam Laker (Sinatra) is a former World War II Office of Strategic Services (OSS) operative who is recruited by his former commanding officer to do a mission whilst he attends a business conference in Leipzig. To insure his cooperation, his son is kidnapped.