In Hoboken, New Jersey, Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915. He was also called Chairman of the Board and Ol' Blue Eyes. Sinatra grew up on the dirty street of Hoboken and he was determined to get out of his angry life. He started out as a saloon singer and then worked as a band singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. In 1942 Sinatra started his solo career and found fame as the king of the teenyboppers. His film career started with Anchors Aweigh in 1945. Sinatra was presented an Oscar for his part in a short film that spoke out in opposition to intolerance That was The House I Live In in 1945. He started in On the Town in 1949 and Take Me Out to the Ball Game in 1949. His affair with Ava Gardner broke up his marriage and harmed his career. He could only find part in small films like Meet Danny Wilson in 1951. A vocal cord hemorrhage almost ended his singing and recording career, but he continued acting in films. He played in From Here to Eternity in 1953 and won an Oscar for best supporting actor. He then starred in Suddenly in 1954. He was awarded Academy Award nomination for that film. Sinatra played a heroin addict in The Man with the Golden Arm in 1955.
Sinatra also produced films such as A Hole in the Head in 1959, Sergeants 3 in 1962 and Robin and the 7 Hoods in 1964. He directed None but the Brave in 1965, and his staring in Von Ryan's Express in 1965 was a box office success. In 1967 he was Tony Rome and in 1968 he played The Detective. He was not so well received in Dirty Dingus Magee in1970 and took a sabbatical for seven years. He returned to the big screen in The First Deadly Sin in 1980 and his final acting performance was on Magnum, P.I. in 1987.
Sinatra was married to Nancy Barbato in 1939 until 1951. They had three children. He then married Ava Gardner in 1951 and they divorced in1957. He married Mia Farrow in 1966 and divorced her in 1968. Barbara Marx was his fourth wife. They married in 1979 until his dead in 1998.