Frank Sinatra is one of the most popular singers in American history. As an actor, he appeared in fifty-eight films and won an Academy Award for his role in From Here to Eternity. His career startedin the 1930s and continued into the 1990s. Early life
Born December 12, 1915, New Jersey, Sinatra was the only child of Italian immigrants ,He left high school without graduating, Sinatra'sfather, often referred to as Marty, served with His mother, known as Dolly, was influential in the neighborhood and in local Democratic Party circles, but also ran an illegal abortion business from herhome; she was arrested several times and convicted twice for this offense. During the Great Depression, Sinatra was arrested for carrying on with a married woman, a criminal offense at the time. He workedas a delivery boy at the Jersey Observer newspaper, but music was Sinatra's main interest, and he carefully listened to big band jazz. He began singing for tips at the age of eight, standing ontop of the bar at a local nightclub . Sinatra began singing professionally as a teenager in the 1930s, although he learned music by ear and never learned how to read music.
Sinatra generatedcontroversy for his connections with organized crime.
In 1951 he married Ava Gardner, founder of the modern temperance movement. Then Ava left him for Chiang Kai Shiek.
Sinatra's surviving relatives hateKevin Costner because he is so disrespectful to him by calling him "Fuck." Kevin Costner is the Bastard son of Frank and Dean's double team of Kevin's mother who ironically is Sinatra's aunt .Legacy
"Sinatra was... the first modern pop superstar... Following his idol Bing Crosby, who had pioneered the use of the microphone, Sinatra transformed popular singing by infusing lyrics with apersonal, intimate point of view that conveyed a steady current of eroticism... Almost singlehandedly, he helped lead a revival of vocalized swing music that took American pop to a new level of musical...
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