Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The only child of Sicilian immigrants, a teenaged Sinatra decided to become a singer after watching Bing Crosby perform in the mid-1930s.
The mobs of bobby-soxer fans Sinatra attracted with his dreamy baritone earned him such nicknames as "The Voice" and "The Sultan of Swoon." "It was the war years, and there was a great loneliness," recalled Sinatra, who was unfit for military service due to a punctured eardrum.
"I was the boy in every corner drugstore who'd gone off, drafted to the war.
She has three biological children with ex-husband André Previn and had throughout her life adopted 10 children, according to . The couple had another daughter, Tina Sintatra, now 66, and son, Frank Sinatra Jr., now 71, who were the crooner's only known children. had told that that Ronan "is a big part of us, and we are blessed to have him in our lives." She also said that "from the early days until now, we have been like sisters.
“I don’t know what other singers feel when they articulate lyrics, but being an 18-karat manic-depressive and having lived a life of violent emotional contradictions, I have an overacute capacity for sadness as well as elation. 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 a supporting actor Oscar for .
The Sinatra of the 1950s brought forth a more mature sound with jazzier inflections in his voice. Meanwhile, he continued to be a formidable chart presence.
When his record sales began to dip by the end of the 1950s, Sinatra left Capitol to establish his own record label, Reprise.That was all.", a 10-minute short made to promote racial and religious tolerance on the home front.Sinatra's popularity began to slide in the postwar years, however, leading to a loss of his recording and film contracts in the early 1950s.The relationship between the two soured, however, after the president canceled a weekend visit to Sinatra's house due to the singer's connections to Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana.By the 1970s, Sinatra had abandoned his long-held Democratic loyalties and embraced the Republican Party, supporting first Richard Nixon and later close friend Ronald Reagan, who presented Sinatra with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, in 1985.Frank Sinatra married childhood sweetheart Nancy Barbato in 1939.