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 singing career.

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 .