Frank Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915 in New Jersey. He is considered to be one of the most popular and respected singers of all time. During the early 40s until 50s, he has truly dominated the music and film industry. Even now that he is already long gone, he has left a huge catalog of work that everyone knows and love even those who belong in the younger generation.His Early Years
Frank’s interest in music emerged after he saw Bing Crosby perform. He did not finish high school and started to sing in clubs. One guesting in a radio show paved way for a brighter future and career. Harry James was amazed with his talent and produced his very first album called All or Nothing at All.
He was later on invited by Dorsey to join their band. Two years after topping the charts with Dorsey, he chose to continue as a solo artist.Frank as a Solo Artist
1943 until 1946 was the peak of his career. He blossomed as a solo artist and topped different charts with his singles.
He also started doing films in 1943. He was given Academy Award for The House I Live in 1945. His fame started to decline in the post war era, and so he lost some recording and film contracts in the 50s. But as a talented and passionate artist, he never backed down. He made a huge comeback, winning a prestigious Oscar award for his role in the film From Here to Eternity.
He also received a new contract with Capitol records and made several jazz songs afterwards. Several other hit tracks and films followed. More recognition and awards were given to this truly deserving artist.His Death and Legacy
On May 14, 1988, ate age 82, Frank died due to heart attack in California. But that doesn’t put an end to his fame and legacy as his songs are continuously being heard around the world up to now. His songs were being revived by younger artists. He is continuously gaining legions of new and younger admirers. He continues to serve as an inspiration to many aspiring singers and actors. With a career that has lasted for over 50 years. Frank will forever be in the hearts of every listener.