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96. Frank Sinatra: Ol' Blue Eyes
Ol' Blue Eyes is the name given to
Albert "Frank" Sinatra by his adoring public during
heydays from the 1940s through 60s. Sinatra had
of the smoothest, most recognizable voices of any
before, or since him. He was suave, and
, and he epitomized the "cool cate" persona popular
that era. Sinatra may have gotten his start
entertainment with his golden voice, but he was
to transition that talent into a successful film
. He also lists directing, producing, and conducting among
list of considerable talent.
Sinatra was born on
12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was
son of Italian, Catholic immigrants who came to
United States in search of a better life
their children. Sinatra showed interest in music from
early age. He was greatly influenced by big
music, and got his first job singing at
bars at the age of 8. Sinatra was
rowdy young boy.
As a teenager in the
, Sinatra had worked several odd jobs before he
a break performing with the Tommy Dorsey Band.
band was a major attraction, and it marked
beginning of Sinatra's entertainment career. Sinatra parted ways
Dorsey, and by 1941, he was a legitimate
on his own. His popularity grew during the
decade, but went into decline by the 1950s.
was then that Sinatra first appeared on the
Screen. He starred opposite Gene Kelly in the
adaptation of Anchors Aweigh. This film not only
a second career for Sinatra, it also revitalized
Sinatra's legacy is firmly in place.
sang some of the most memorable love songs
the history of U.S. music, and his music
as popular today as it was during his