Dead Person You Should Know: Frank Sinatra

You’ve probably heard one of his classics, from those classy scenes and late night car rides you see in the movies. His charming voice and smooth charisma is hard to forget. He was really popular during World War II and extremely popular with the ladies as well. He is Mr. Frank Sinatra, Ol’ Blue Eyes, with his hits that include “My Way,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “New York, New York.” You’re bound to come across this legendary singer.

If you don’t know already, do allow me to fill you in on the details. Frank Albert Sinatra, born on December 12, 1915, was the only child of Italian-born immigrants Antonio Sinatra and Natalina Garaventa. He began singing professionally as a teenager. He got his first break in a local group, The 3 Flashes. That was the start of this phenomenal singing career, and from there Sinatra grew and became more experienced in the field. He auditioned for different shows such as the Major Bowes Amateur Hour and got gigs at a roadhouse called The Rustic Cabin. After that, he joined the Tommy Dorsey Band and met Tommy Dorsey, who later became a father figure to Sinatra. Then finally, he felt the need to go solo and did. The rest is history. Sinatra has released many albums and received many awards. Some of them include: an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, eleven Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and many more. In the end, he recorded 59 studio albums, 297 singles, and two live albums.

Although he was an all-round entertainer, Sinatra was involved in politics and was an activist. He campaigned for the Democratic party and he was always outspoken about racism. He was a sympathizer with Jewish causes and donated a lot of money to charities. We need more people in the world like Mr. Frank Sinatra who used the influence he had in society for the greater good, to support different groups and help people around the world. May he rest in peace; we’ll never truly have another Frank Sinatra.

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