Thursday, December 12, 2013

Happy Birthday To Frank Sinatra

As notes, today is Frank Sinatra's birthday.

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on December 12, 1915, Frank Sinatra rose to fame singing big band numbers. In the '40s and '50s, he had a dazzling array of hit songs and albums and went on to appear in dozens of films, winning an Oscar for From Here to Eternity. He left behind a massive catalog of work that includes iconic tunes like "Love and Marriage" and "New York, New York."

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Note: Frank Sinatra is from New Jersey, but he was considered to be family in my Italian-American neighborhood in South Philly. Frank Palumbo was his friend and Sinatra performed regularly at Palumbo's.

I'm thankful that I was able to catch Frank Sinatra in concert. He was a great entertainer.

He was not only a great singer, he was also a fine actor. His performances in From Here to Eternity, The Man With the Golden Arm and The Manchurian Candidate were first rate. I also like his
musical-comedy film Robin and the Seven Hoods, with Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis and Peter Falk. 

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