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.