Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Birthday: Frank Sinatra !

Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998). Began his musical career with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became a successful solo artist in the early to mid-1940s.

He signed with Capitol Records and released several albums. Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, Reprise Records, toured internationally, was a founding member of the Rat Pack. Sinatra turned 50 in 1965, recorded the song, 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".

Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971. Two years later, he came out of retirement and in 1973 recorded several albums, scored a Top 40 hit with "(Theme From) New York, New York" in 1980, and toured both within the United States and internationally, using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, until a short time before his death in 1998.

Sinatra also had a successful career as a film actor, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in, From Here to Eternity, a nomination for Best Actor for, The Man with the Golden Arm, and critical acclaim for his performance in, The Manchurian Candidate. He also starred in such musicals: High Society, Pal Joey, Guys and Dolls and On the Town. Sinatra 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: Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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List of Frank Sinatra movies I have seen:

Anchors Aweigh
1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
1948 The Kissing
1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game
1953 From Here to Eternity
1954 Young at Heart
The Tender Trap
1956 High Society
1957 Pal Joey
A Hole in the Head
Ocean's Eleven
1965 Marriage on the Rocks
1984 Cannonball Run

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