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  TIME 100: Frank Sinatra
On one hand, my colleague's view of Sinatra as scourge of baby boomers — the anti-Judy Collins, if you will — is a crude caricature of a complex artist, as reductive as any neo-swinger's fetishistic prattling about the man's way with a pocket handkerchief.
Sinatra's body of work, meanwhile, stretches back to the 1930s and is nothing less than "the final statement on pre-rock pop," as Will Friedwald, the invaluable Sinatra scholar, recently wrote of the Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
But he had nearly 40 years of performing left ahead of him in 1956; more than two-thirds of his professional life was spent in the rock era, much of it reacting to rhythms and attitudes he found alien.
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  VH1.com : Frank Sinatra : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Sinatra insisted that Styne and Cahn be hired to write the songs for his first MGM musical, Anchors Aweigh, and over the course of his career, the singer recorded more songs by Cahn (a lyricist who worked with several composers) than by any other songwriter.
In the fall of 1953, Sinatra began two new radio series: Rocky Fortune, a drama on which he played a detective, ran from October to March 1954; and The Frank Sinatra Show was a 15-minute, twice-a-week music series that ran for two seasons, concluding in July 1955.
Sinatra returned to number one on the singles charts for the first time in 11 years with the million-selling "Strangers in the Night" in July 1966; the song won him Grammys for Record of the Year and best vocal performance.
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  Frank Sinatra: Tutte le informazioni su Frank Sinatra su Encyclopedia.it
Sinatra fu spesso accusato di essere coinvolto con la mafia, che lo avrebbe aiutato a fare carriera.
Frank Sinatra fu seporto a fianco dei suoi genitori in un piccolo cimitero nella zona di Palm Springs.
Frank Sinatra fu un vivace protagonista della cronaca rosa, che gli attribuƬ numerosi flirt con le donne piĆ¹ belle e famose, tra cui Lauren Bacall, Angie Dickinson, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Nancy Reagan.
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 Frank Sinatra, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sinatra appeared in a 2006 episode of Family Guy, "Brian Sings and Swings" (Season 4, Episode 19) where he was introduced as the "Member of The Board".
Eye witnesses, including the show's producer, Gary Dell'Abate, claimed Sinatra was already in a foul mood when he entered the studio offices, which culminated in a fit when Sinatra lashed out and broke a CD and other items against a wall.
Sinatra's publicist then asked Dell'Abate to remove an article from the release which demanded the guest have their person searched; Dell'Abate tried to oblige, but Sinatra was already gone by the time he returned to the guest waiting room.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Frank_Sinatra,_Jr.   (740 words)

 Frank Sinatra - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Sinatra originally recorded for Columbia Records in the 1940s but switched to Capitol Records in the 1950s, where he worked with many of the finest arrangers of the era, most notably Nelson Riddle and Billy May, with whom he made a series of highly regarded recordings.
Sinatra was dogged throughout his later career by accusations that he was involved with the Mafia and that his career was aided behind the scenes by associates in organized crime.
Sinatra was buried a few miles due east of St. Theresa next to his parents in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, a quiet, unassuming cemetery near his famous compound in Rancho Mirage which is located on the beautiful, tree-lined thoroughfare that bears his name.
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Sinatra's formal presentation is that of the entertainer who stands apart, in which he plays a character scripted for him by a songwriter.
Sinatra, however adolescent his private behavior, performed for the last 40 years of his career in the persona of the sophisticated adult.
Frank walks like America." Sinatra has that connection with Elvis, and with punks everywhere, because America is a country where everyone's trying to pass, from the freaky white trash kid in Tupelo, Mississippi, to the skinny dago in Hoboken.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/music/98/05/21/FRANK_SINATRA.html   (1253 words)

 CNN - Sinatra: The Singer
Sinatra cut his first record in 1939, and by the time he had finished he had made some 1,800 recordings, gathered nine Grammys, and was considered by many critics to be the preeminent singer of this century.
Sinatra was so moved by Crosby's singing, he decided at that moment, he too, would pursue a singing career.
In 1990, Sinatra celebrated his 75th birthday with a national tour, showing his fans that he was still king of music's hill, despite the fact his legendary voice had faded with age.
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Though Frank Sinatra's reputation as celebrity, icon, bad boy, and possibly the greatest singer of American popular songs of the century are paramount to the general public, he has always been valued highly in the jazz community, especially among musicians.
Though Sinatra was known mostly for his smooth, straightforward ballads during what are now known as the Columbia years (1943-52), occasionally his primary arranger Axel Stordahl and others like George Siravo would cook up a big-band chart for him.
In addition to Sinatra and Swingin' Brass, Hefti wrote the charts for Sinatra's initial studio encounter with Basie, Sinatra/Basie, while Jones did the follow-up, It Might As Well Be Swing, and conducted the live album with Basie, Sinatra at the Sands.
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 Frank Sinatra Biography - hotshotdigital.com
Titled simply ``Duets,'' it showcased Sinatra with younger singers who once had rejected his brand of music and was hailed as a symbolic healer of that generational gap.
Sinatra, born December 12, 1915, had hoped to become a sportswriter and worked as an office boy on the local Hudson Observer newspaper.
Sinatra lost his Nevada gambling license in 1963 after a Mafia leader, Sam Giancana, was seen in the Cal-Neva Lodge gambling casino in which Sinatra then held a major interest.
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 Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sinatra denied these charges, claiming he was the subject of anti-Italian prejudice, but rumors continued to dog him over the next few years.
Sinatra's record label dropped him, his radio show was canceled, his talent agency fired him and his film contract with MGM was terminated.
Sinatra maintained his tough reputation by threatening club owners and musicians whom he didn't like, engaging in occasional drunken outbursts; he was often seen with mob figures such as Sam Giancana, a close friend.
www.sinatra-main-event.de /thevoice   (1256 words)

 Frank Sinatra, 1915-98
Sinatra was born Dec. 12, 1915, the only child of working-class Italian-American immigrants, in a tenement at 415 Monroe St. in Hoboken.
Sinatra married Gardner in 1951, was separated from her within two years and divorced in 1957.
Sinatra's post-1980 years were relatively sedate, marked primarily by his friendship with Ronald Reagan - he performed "Nancy (With the Laughin' Face") for the First Lady at the 1985 inaugural gala - and his insistence on touring (with Frank Jr.
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Sinatra's influence was so great that he practically single-handedly ended the big band era and started the age of the individual performer.
In 1987, Sinatra was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the N.A.A.C.P., and he received the most august honor of all, a Congressional God Medal for his countless accomplishments as a singer, actor, and humanitarian, in 1997.
Frank Sinatra appeared in more than 50 movies, winning an Oscar for his performance in Maggio, the doomed GI in "From Here to Eternity" (1952).
www.msu.edu /~smithc72/frank.html   (850 words)

 Sinatra, Frank - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SINATRA, FRANK [Sinatra, Frank] (Francis Albert Sinatra), 1915-98, American singer and actor, b.
Sinatra's sophisticated musicianship was evident in his many recordings.
The fabulous Frank: ninety years after Frank Sinatra's birth, it's more evident than ever that his career was not "just one of those things.".
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s/sinatra.asp   (293 words)

 Sinatra Family : News
SINATRA: VEGAS will be available all major retail and digital outlets, and at sinatrasongs.com for a suggested list price of $79.98.
Such Sinatra standards as “The Lady Is A Tramp,” “Young At Heart,” and “Witchcraft” are greeted with rapturous response from the hometown crowd.
Disc Three presents Frank at Caesar’s Palace during a two-week engagement in the Circus Maximus in March of 1982, where Frank was heralded as “the greatest Roman of them all.” Sinatra began the 1980s with a switch from lush string sections to upbeat ‘hot band’ accompaniment.
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 Frank Sinatra - Sinatrasongs.com
Sinatra, more than any other performer, turned Las Vegas into “The Entertainment Capital Of The World.” Whether it's “Come Fly With Me,”; “Luck Be A Lady,” or “My Way,”; Sinatra in Vegas is the Sinatra of legend.
Though only a few Sinatra songs were part of the broadcast, Frank's whole show was filmed—as well as rare backstage footage shot before and after the performance.
Brilliant recordings of Sinatra standards like "Night And Day," "All Of Me," "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)," and "(Love Is) The Tender Trap" make their CD debut in this one-of-a-kind collection.
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 Frank Sinatra
As Sinatra grew older, the name burned brighter and the man grew fainter, until at the end he was a phantom being whisked from place to place in ambulances and fl limousines.
Sinatra responded by decking a reporter with a fist to the jaw and settling out of court for twenty-five thousand dollars.
Sinatra, who was choking back his disgust at having to work again for Capitol, refused to do re-takes and has some shaky moments.
www.pitt.edu /~atteberr/jazz/articles/sinatra.html   (6071 words)

 Rock On The Net: Frank Sinatra   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On May 14th, legendary crooner, Frank Sinatra, died of a heart attack at the age of 82 in Los Angeles.
Sinatra had been in failing health for a few years and was with his wife when he passed away.
He was the boss but he was always Frank Sinatra.
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 Frank Sinatra
After the hearings Sinatra's career revitalized, and he continued to be linked with mafiosi, but it would be hard to tell whether Sinatra was more entranced with mobsters or they with him.
Frank was flattered to be invited, but the object was to get him to perform there, because there's no bigger draw in Las Vegas.
Sinatra was embarrassed with a news photograph showing him with an arm around Luciano at the time of the infamous Havana gathering.
www.carpenoctem.tv /mafia/sinatra.html   (1114 words)

 Frank Sinatra Signature Study
Furthermore, Sinatra occasionally connects his first and last names (as in example (10)) but this is far from being a rule.
Sinatra was also known to send out photographs to fans with a facsimile tamped signature on the photo’s surface.
Since Frank Sinatra is such a popular autograph, we suggest that you purchase one from a UACC Registered Dealer.
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 All about Frank Sinatra and The Mob, by Anthony Bruno
It was a frequently reprinted photograph from 1976 that Sinatra must have wished had never taken because it was used for the rest of his life as proof positive that he was all mobbed up.
Backstage, Sinatra “welcomed Gambino with a kiss and a hug.” A photographer was present, and the men of honor gladly posed for a picture with the Chairman of the Board.
Sinatra had been good for the theater, but the way the wiseguys figured, he could be even better for them if he performed for free.
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 Frank Sinatra - MovieActors.com
Frank Sinatra's acting career really took off at a time when his singing career was in temporary decline.
Sinatra's defining film role was as a feisty soldier in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, for which he won an Academy Award.
Frank was married to Ava Gardner, and linked romantically to Lauren Bacall; before he married and divorced actress Mia Farrow.
www.movieactors.com /50stars/frank.htm   (188 words)

 Wives of Frank Sinatra, 1915-1998
Frank Sinatra had many things going for him: He could sing, he was good looking, he was famous, plus he had that one thing which women want more than anything else in a man: Money.
Frank Sinatra introduced President John F. Kennedy to Kennedy's long standing mistress Judith Campbell Exner.
Sinatra is known to have tested the wares himself before recommending them to the president.
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 Kennedy Center: Biographical information for Frank Sinatra
After more than 40 years and many musical trends and fads, Sinatra still stood as one of the most enduring performers in show-business history--even though he was no longer the skinny kid, and his audiences, though still enthusiastic, were more contained.
As the only child of Anthony Sinatra, a boxer turned fireman, and his wife, Natalie (Dolly), an immigrant from Genoa, Italy, who had a full-time job as a chocolate dipper and was a power in local Democratic politics, he was lavished with more attention and material goods than his peers.
He was also honored for his contributions to the music world and his humanitarian efforts in November, at an "All Star Party for Frank Sinatra," a celebrity tribute supported by the Variety Clubs International, the "show business charity" which annually creates a new wing at a children's hospital in honor of the recipient.
www.kennedy-center.org /calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showIndividual&entity_id=3804&source_type=A   (1140 words)

 Frank Sinatra's Horoscope by Michael Star (c)1998
Frank Sinatra was born under the Sign of Sagittarius, a Fire Sign known for its friendliness, philosophical nature, sense of humor, and a need for adventure and risk-taking.
Frank Sinatra 12DEC1915 03:00 AM ST Zn 5 Hoboken NJ MICHAEL STAR 81 Lakeshore E. #51 Mississauga ON Canada L5G4S7 Page 1 YOUR LESSONS in THIS lifetime are to LEARN or EARN some of this...
Frank Sinatra 12DEC1915 03:00 AM ST Zn 5 Hoboken NJ MICHAEL STAR 81 Lakeshore E. #51 Mississauga ON Canada L5G4S7 Page 3 YOUR LESSONS in THIS lifetime MAY be to experience SOME of this...
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 Frank Sinatra Tribute Artist Biography
Sinatra to use in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, St. Louis, at Florida's Sunrise Theater, and even New York's Radio City Music Hall.
He wanted short observations about things in the News, which on one occasion as I remember, included a flood of managerial changes at The New York Yankees, the financial troubles of one Donald Trump, and a U.S. President who hated Broccoli, which in case you forgot, was President George Herbert Walker Bush.
Sinatra maintained an office at that time which I visited, at The Samuel Goldwyn Studios in Hollywood, where things were managed by two wonderful ladies including Mr.
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