Frank Sinatra is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. Sinatra found success as a solo artist after he signed with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". He released his debut album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. Sinatra's professional career had stalled by the early 1950s, and he turned to Las Vegas, where he became one of its best known performers as part of the Rat Pack. His career was reborn in 1953 with the success of From Here to Eternity, with his performance subsequently winning an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. Sinatra forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning an Academy Award for From Here to Eternity, he starred in The Man with the Golden Arm, and received critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate. He appeared in various musicals such as On the Town, Guys and Dolls, High Society, and Pal Joey, winning another Golden Globe for the latter. Toward the end of his career, he became associated with playing detectives, including the title character in Tony Rome. Sinatra would later receive the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1971. On television, The Frank Sinatra Show began on ABC in 1950, and he continued to make appearances on television throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Sinatra was also heavily involved with politics from the mid-1940s, and actively campaigned for presidents such as Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
Joe Piscopo, the actor, comedian and radio host, famous for his SNL portrayal of Frank Sinatra, introduces New Jersey Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno at her primary election night event, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Long Branch, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
FRANK SINATRA - 23-year-old Frank Sinatra (1938) was arrested in Bergen County, N.J. on charges of seduction and adultery. According to the FBI reports, "On the second and ninth days of November 1938 at the Borough of Lodi" and "under the promise of marriage" Sinatra "did then and there have sexual intercourse with the said complainant, who was then and there a single female of good repute." This, the charge stated, was "contrary and in violation of the revised statute of 1937." The charges were later dismissed when it was determined that the woman involved was married.
FILE - In this May 18, 1977 file photo, performer Frank Sinatra appears on the stage of the Westchester Premier Theater in Tarrytown, N.Y., during the opening night of his act with Dean Martin. Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license has sold for $15,757 at auction. The yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, typo and all, to Francis Sintra, 841 Garden Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. The license was signed by the then-19-year-old a year before Sinatra got his first big break in the music industry. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, file)
This undated handout image provided by the National Archives and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library shows a letter from Frank Sinatra to President George H.W. Bush, June 29, 1989 When the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Texas v. Johnson that burning the American flag was protected free speech, President Bush was so outraged that he proposed a constitutional amendment banning the burning or desecration of the American flag. Francis “Frank” Albert Sinatra wrote to the President “I applaud you long and loud for your reaction.” George H. W. Bush Presidential Library, National Archives Curators at the National Archives have culled their collection in search of some of the great signatures of history. A special exhibit opening Friday includes the personal marks of figures that include Thomas Jefferson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Robinson, Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein, along with important documents from history. Curators looked at the power of the pen in politics, war, entertainment and sports for the wide-ranging exhibit, "Making their Mark." (AP Photo/National Archives, George H.W. Bush Presidential Library)
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 1944, file photo Bing Crosby, left, and Frank Sinatra, right, appear together in New York City, as they discuss upcoming appearances on each others' radio shows. The nation's first comprehensive study of the preservation of sound recordings in the United States shows new digital audio recordings are at greater risk of being lost than older recordings. The study also found major parts of the nation's heritage in recorded sound already have been lost or can't be accessed by the public.(AP Photo)