Who was Frank Sinatra?
A: Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer and actor.
What was he nicknamed?
A: The "Chairman of the Board" and later called Ole 'Blue Eyes.
When was Sinatra one of the most popular entertainers?
A: The 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
He is among the world's best-selling music artists with
how many record sales?
A: An estimated 150 million.
Born to Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey,
Sinatra was greatly influenced by what?
A: The intimate, easy-listening vocal style of Bing Crosby.
He began his musical career in the swing era with whom?
A: Bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey.
He found success as a solo artist after what?
A: After signing with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers".
When did Sinatra release his debut album, The Voice of
A: In 1946.
When his film career stalled in the early 1950s,
Sinatra turned to what?
A: Las Vegas, where he became one of its best-known residency performers and part of the famous Rat Pack.
His acting career was revived by what?
A: The 1953 film From Here to Eternity.
The film earned Sinatra what?
A: An Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Sinatra then signed with whom?
A: Capitol Records and released several critically lauded albums.
Sinatra left Capitol in 1960 to start what?
A: His own record label, Reprise Records and released a string of successful albums.
In 1965, he recorded what retrospective album?
A: September of My Years.
He also starred in what Emmy-winning television
A: Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music.
Sinatra retired for the first time in what year?
A: 1971 but came out of retirement two years later.
He recorded several albums and resumed performing
A: At Caesars Palace, and released "New York, New York" in 1980.
Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured
A: Within the United States and internationally until shortly before his death in 1998.
Sinatra forged a highly successful career as a what?
A: A film actor.
After winning an Academy Award for best supporting
actor in From Here to Eternity, he starred in what?
A: The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and The Manchurian Candidate (1962).
Sinatra also appeared in musicals such as what?
A: On the Town (1949), Guys and Dolls (1955), High Society (1956), and Pal Joey (1957), which won him another Golden Globe.
Toward the end of his career, he frequently played
A: Detectives, including the title character in Tony Rome (1967).
When did Sinatra receive the Golden Globe Cecil B.
A: In 1971.
On television, when did the Frank Sinatra Show begin on
A: In 1950, and he continued to make appearances on television throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
While Sinatra never learned how to read music, he
worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in what?
A: All aspects of music.
He led a colorful personal life and was involved in
turbulent relationships, including his second marriage to whom?
A: Ava Gardner.
He later married whom in 1966?
A: Mia Farrow and Barbara Marx in 1976.
He was deeply involved with politics starting in the
mid-1940s and actively campaigned for what presidents?
A: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
Sinatra was investigated by the FBI for what?
A: His alleged relationship with the mafia.
Sinatra was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in
He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by
whom in 1985?
A: Ronald Reagan.