Profile of the Day: Frank Sinatra

Posted December 12, 2022 by Amanda | No Comment

Happy birthday, Frank Sinatra! Today marks what would have been the legendary crooner’s 107th birthday.

Image: Frank Sinatra / Library of Congress

Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915 in an upstairs tenement in Hoboken, New Jersey. At 13.5 pounds, Sinatra’s birth was not an easy one. He was delivered with the aid of forceps, which left him with severe scars on this left cheek, neck, and ear, and a perforated eardrum.

After getting his start singing in local nightclubs, Sinatra soon became one of the most popular entertainers of the era. He found success in both music and film, earning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film From Here to Eternity. Sinatra was also known as the leader of the famous Rat Pack, which included entertainers Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.

Today, Sinatra is remembered was one of the most popular and influential artists of the 20th century, with over 150 million records sold worldwide.

How are you related to Frank Sinatra? Explore his family tree and share how you’re connected to Ol’ Blue Eyes!

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