Frank SinatraAge: 82
Academy and Grammy Award-winning singer and actor who matured from the bobby-soxers' heartthrob to one of the most influential song stylists of his day. Similarly, Sinatra surprised critics who expected little from a band singer with credible screen performances in From Here to Eternity, for which he won an Oscar, The Manchurian Candidate and The Man with the Golden Arm. Sinatra continued to pack auditoriums with tours that sometimes included his “Rat Pack” pals from the 1950s. His recordings include “Young at Heart” and “Strangers in the Night”. Nicknamed “Ol' Blue Eyes” and “Chairman of the Board,” Sinatra had an influence on American culture that earned him the Kennedy Center honor in 1983 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985.Born: 1915
Died: May 14, 1998.
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