Frank Sinatra

US singer and actor with Italian origins.
Born: 12 December 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.
Died: 14 May 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA (aged 82).

Beginning his musical career in the swing era with [a=Harry James (2)] and [a=Tommy Dorsey], Sinatra became a solo artist with great success in the early to mid-1940s.

He signed with [l=Capitol Records] and released several critically lauded albums. Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, [l=Reprise Records], toured internationally, and fraternized with the Rat Pack and President [a=John F. Kennedy] in the early 1960s.

Sinatra had three children, [a=Nancy Sinatra] (singer, artist), [a=Frank Sinatra Jr.] (musician), and [a=Tina Sinatra] (TV producer), all with his first wife, Nancy Barbato (married 1939 to 1951). He was married three more times, to actresses [a=Ava Gardner] (1951 to 1957) and [a=Mia Farrow] (1966 to 1968), and finally to model/showgirl Barbara Marx (married 1976), to whom he was still married at his death.