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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

"Francis Albert Sinatra" (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a popular and highly acclaimed male vocalist. Renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing, critics place him alongside such artists as Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles as one of the most important, popular and influential musical figures of the 20th century.

Sinatra had a larger-than-life presence in the public eye, and over a seven decade career in show business, became an American icon, his brash, sometimes swaggering attitude, was embodied by his signature song "My Way", and his frequent gutsy cinematic performances. He also garnered considerable attention due to his alleged connections with the Mafia.


Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1915. He was the only child of a quiet Sicilian fireman, Anthony Martin Sinatra (1894-1969). Anthony had immigrated to the United States in 1895. His mother, Natalie Della Gavarante (1896-1977), was a talented, tempestuous Ligurian, who worked as a part-time abortionist. Known as "Hatpin Dolly," she emigrated in 1897. Although it is part of the Sinatra folklore that Frank had an impoverished childhood, he was actually brought up i...

origin Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
years active 1935–1995
music genre Pop Standards, Jazz
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