Interesting facts about Frank Sinatra

Interesting facts about the legendary Frank Sinatra

On Saturday, we remember Ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, on what would’ve been his birthday. East Coast Gold will be playing Sinatra’s most loved songs through the day, so make sure you’re listening! In the meantime, here are some interesting facts about the musician and actor. 

Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra/ YouTube screenshot

12 December marks the day Frank Sinatra was born 105 years ago. The musician died on 14 May 1998 in Los Angeles, but his music continues to entertain many of us. He is one of the greatest musicians who ever lived. 

Let's look at some interesting facts about the star: 

- Sinatra developed his love for music in his teen years after being exposed to the music of the talented Bing Crosby. 

- The first group that Sinatra worked with was Hoboken Four in the 1930s.

- Sinatra was discovered by a trumpeter called Harry James. 

- His blue eyes earned him the popular nickname, "Ol' Blue Eyes".

- Sinatra won five Grammy Awards and two Academy Awards. 

- He was married to Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow. His first marriage ended in divorce and his second was shaky. 

READ: Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy, dies at 101

- The 'Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)' ballad achieved fame as Frank Sinatra’s favourite song to close out his radio programs. 

- In the 1950s, the singer lost his voice completely for several months because of vocal-chord haemorrhaging.

- As an actor, Sinatra won an Oscar for best supporting actor in the 1953 film, ‘From Here to Eternity’. 

- Other films he starred in include, ‘The Manchurian Candidate’,  ‘Suddenly’, ‘Young at Heart’, ‘The Man with the Golden Arm’, ‘Guys and Dolls’, ‘The Joker Is Wild’, ‘Pal Joey’, and ‘Some Came Running’. 

- His Duets albums sold millions of copies around the world and were his final recordings.

READ: Dad and son do a Frank Sinatra duet 

Listen to East Coast Gold this Saturday as we will be paying tribute to the 'All Or Nothing At All' hitmaker by playing his biggest hits. 

Image courtesy of YouTube screenshot

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