Frank Sinatra was born on the twelfth of December in 1915 in Hoboken. He was the only child in the family. When he was a teenager he worked in a publishing house of the newspaper "Jersey Observer". He had a dream to be a journalist. When his teacher told him that he had a lack of knowledge Frank Sinatra decided to go to the school of secretaries. At last he was able to fill a vacancy of a reporter - he was a reporter of sport events.
In his free time Frank Sinatra often went to the radio -show "Major Bowes Amateur Hour". Frank Sinatra liked to sing very much. But he didn't have a special education in music. On this radio-show he sang the song "Shine'. In 1938, with his group he had the first tour and Frank Sinatra was making twenty five dollars a week. Life didn't get much better than that.
Next year the producer Garry James noticed him and invited him to sing with a jazz-band. For some time Frank Sinatra had sung with this group but in 1940 he began working with an orchestra of Tommy Dorsey. Later he recorded about ninety songs with him.
In 1941, Sinatra got his first role in the film "Las Vegas Nights".
In 1942, Sinatra began singing alone. At that time he worked on the radio in the program "The Lucky Strike Hit Parade". Soon he became an idol for the youth. In 1944, during his concert in - Paramount Theater many fans "attacked" the building.
In 1943-1952, Sinatra worked with the studio "Columbia Records" but in 1953 he began working with "Capitol Records". In 1960, Sinatra had his own recoding company "Reprise Records".
In February in 1939 Sinatra got married to Nancy Barbato, his childhood sweetheart. They had three children.
In 1940, the genre crisis began. In addition to it Sinatra had a new love Ava Garner.
1949 was the hardest year in the carrier of Sinatra. When he was dismissed from the radio and then six months later, his plans connecting with concerts in New-York were cancelled, Nancy decided to divorce with him. Also "Columbia Records" didn't give him studio time any more.
In 1950, at the age of thirty four Frank became a man of the past - he was talked about in past tense. It seemed like his career was over.
In 1951, he got married to Gardner with who he divorced after six years. Also Sinatra lost his voice after a strong cold. All this was so hard that the singer decided to commit suicide. But fortunately, the problems with the voice were temporal and when it his voice recovered he began again. Literally at point zero. It was time to start over.
In 1953, he got a role in the film "From Here to Eternity". Later he got "Oscar" for it as an actor of the supporting role. He was invited to different films; the most successful were "The Man With the Golden Arm" in 1955, and "The Detective" in 1968.
In 1966, Sinatra got married to Mia Farrow. He was fifty-one years old, but she was twenty one. They divorced during the next year. And in ten years Sinatra got married for the forth time to Barbara Macs.
In 1971, Sinatra decided to retire but he continued to give concerts, which became sensations in the world.
In 1980, Sinatra recorded one of his masterpieces - super-hit "New York, New York". He became the only singer in the world who in fifty years could eclipse his previous popularity and love of the public.
In 1988-89, there was a farewell tour of the "Rat Pack" and the last concert was in 1994 when he was seventy years old.
In 1998, Sinatra died from the heart attack at the age of eighty two.
More information about Frank Sinatra can be found on the Internet, in the Frank Sinatra biography and on Frank Sinatra albums.